Front and Rear Suspension
The suspension system of a car is a crucial component of its mechanical machinery. It supports the weight of the car and, more crucially, suspends the tyres thanks to a sophisticated assembly made primarily of shock absorbers and struts. In comparison to how much attention we pay to the car’s engine, transmission, and braking system, we frequently have a tendency to take our car’s suspension system for granted and scarcely care for it.
It is crucial to remember that without the suspension functioning properly, driving will not be possible, especially when negotiating turns or applying the brakes. Therefore, maintaining the suspension system properly is in your best interests as well as those of your vehicle.
Signs that the suspension system needs help:
- Bumpy rides – Have you recently started to experience jolts inside the car? If so, it is one of the clearest signs that the suspension system is deteriorating. You know your car’s suspension system has been damaged and needs some maintenance if you start feeling every pothole and even tiny road undulations within the cabin.
- Uneven Tires – If you notice some bald patches on one tyre while none appear on the other, your car’s suspension system needs to be checked. This is a sign that the car’s suspension isn’t able to support the tyres equally and that the broken shock absorbers or struts may need to be replaced. You notice evident wear, grease, or oil on your shocks or struts.
- Leaky Suspension – Slide under the car, and if the suspension system is dripping oil, it’s time to take it to the workshop. Faulty shock absorbers are the most obvious reason for the oil leak, and they need to be changed to prevent further harm to the car.
- Nose-Diving – If your suspension system is worn out, you may also start to experience nose-diving. When our vehicle is nose-diving, you can feel the body lurch forward as the brake is applied. Your safety and security are seriously affected by nose-diving since it makes it difficult for your car to stop in time.
- Difficulty Steering – When steering becomes difficult, it might be due to a lack of steering fluid in your system or a worn-out pump.
- Unsettling Turns – If you experience your automobile tugging or drifting while negotiating a corner, something is wrong with the suspension. This occurs because the car’s suspension is inadequate to protect it from the effects of centrifugal forces which hurl the car inside or out while turning. Just as in your home, electrical surges in your car will blow a fuse. If you find yourself frequently changing fuses, your car probably has an electrical issue.
What does Our Front and Rear Suspension Service include?
- Inspection and replacement of the coil springs, leaf springs and shock absorbers.
- Checking the tire rods and alignment.
- Checking tire pressure and tread depth.
- Diagnosis and filing of bars, linkages and bushings.
One of the components of an automobile that frequently receives the least attention from basic maintenance is the suspension system. We tend to ignore warning signs when it comes to maintaining the condition of our struts or shocks, replacing worn-out bushings, or getting regular wheel alignments.