Not a lot of people give much though about their vehicle’s suspension while it’s working. When all of a sudden you may notice uneven wear on your tires or start to feel excessive play with your steering wheel. Or all of a sudden you hit a pothole on one of our local Fullerton roads that damages your suspension. These are some of the signs that you may have suspension problems. Another possible sign to look for is if the front of your vehicle slumps when braking or bottoms out when accelerating.
Again with so much of your suspension packed under your vehicle many people ask “what is the suspension?”. Well simply put, t’s part of your vehicles chassis, which includes the frame, the steering system and the wheels. Your suspension system supports your the vehicle’s weight, helps reduce the effect of impacts from the road and maintains proper wheel alignment. It’s critical for accurate steering, stopping and stability. Every time you hit a pothole, a bump, or object in the road, your suspension absorbs the impact and maintains control.
In most modern vehicles the suspension systems are made up of several parts such as: shocks, springs absorbers, air springs, struts, torsion bars, leaf springs, pull rods, etc. that connect to your vehicle wheels one way or another.
As you can imagine, with all those parts your suspension has a lot of joints and pivot points that allow your wheels to move up and down over bumps, and to turn as you steer. With all the work your vehicle does over time these joints wear out. Once a joint is worn out, the suspension parts don’t fit together as well as they should. Handling and steering can feel loose, and you may hear some disconcerting noises. Eventually your tires will begin to wear unevenly because they are bouncing on the road. A loose joint has the effect of stressing other suspension components causing a chain reaction so other components wear out faster than they should.
Orozco’s Auto Service of Fullerton recommends getting proper maintenance according to your vehicles manufacturer’s recommendations. This means having your suspension inspected regularly with certified ASE mechanics and repairing or replacing parts when ever necessary.
By addressing a small problem before it becomes a major repair later can help avoid additional costs. Also, by having parts replaced or checked and ensuring they follows the manufacturer’s specifications. Manufacturer’s also recommend replacing your shock absorbers at pre-estimated intervals.
If your vehicle has any of the above signs or you feel your vehicle’s suspension needs service or are not sure and would like to have it diagnosed, call Orozco’s Auto Service of Garden Grove today at 714-525-3239. Always keep your vehicle in good condition to ensure the safety of yourself, your loved ones, and those around you!
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