Signs it is Time for Suspension Repair
The suspension system in your vehicle has come along way since the advent of the automobile. Today's cars and trucks are equipped with high tech suspension systems that allow for very comfortable rides. However, the suspension system does much more than just keep you comfy, it also keeps you safe. It does this by ensuring all four wheels remain on the ground during operation and it also shifts the vehicle's center of gravity during cornering to prevent the vehicle from rolling over. If you run into any of these suspension problems be sure to head to your local auto repair shop as soon as possible to have them resolved to keep your car safe and reliable.
Roll Over Sensation
The scariest symptom of suspension trouble is the gut wrenching feeling that your car is going to roll over as you go around the corner. This happens if the anti-swaybar malfunctions and fails to shift the vehicle's center of gravity. There may be other components of the suspension system that will need repair at the same time in order to restore the safety and drivability of your vehicle.
Struts use a special fluid that allows them to absorb the bumps and cracks of the road. If the strut housing cracks and the oil inside begins to leak out you will soon begin to notice a much more stiff ride. If you believe that you're having some sort of suspension trouble rub your hand or a rag against the struts, visible in the wheel wheel, to see if you can detect this oil on them. If there is they will likely need to be replaced.
One Corner Seems Low
If it appears that one corner of your car is lower than the others but all of the tires are properly inflated there's a good chance that the suspension components of that corner have failed. This will lead your car to drift and cause excessive and unnecessary tire wear. Be sure to have this issue resolved as soon as possible as it presents a safety hazard.
Another common sign of suspension issues is excessive bouncing. You can test your vehicle for suspension trouble by pushing on the hood or the trunk to get the car to start moving up or down. Once you stop pushing the vehicle should return to its normal ride height within three or four bounces, any more than that are it is likely the suspension is in trouble.
Always be sure to take care of suspension problems as soon as they become apparent. For quality suspension repair in Centralia head to Transmissions Unlimited. We provide all sorts of auto repair and transmission service for most makes and models of vehicles. Give us a call at 360-736-2548 for an appointment and be sure to check out our special offers for discounted auto repair in Centralia.
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