A healthy suspension system is crucial to ensure your vehicle drives safely and comfortably. This system sustains a lot of wear and tear, but by taking your vehicle in for routine maintenance, you can keep your suspension system working properly and safely for the life of your vehicle.
Like any part of your vehicle, components eventually wear out and will need to be replaced. If most of your driving is on smooth highways, your vehicle shock absorbers will last a lot longer than if you do most of your driving on bumpy roads or hauling heavy loads. In addition to wearing out, upgraded shock suspension components can be damaged in an accident or by a hard impact, such as hitting a pothole, a curb or a rock in the road.
Signs to have a professional inspect your suspension system:
- Rocks or bounces when you brake
- Pulls to the side when you drive
- Feels like it drifts when you turn a corner
- Ride feels more bumpy than usual
- You’ve been in a car accident
- Struts or shocks are leaking
- Tires are wearing unevenly
Different systems may mean different parts of your suspension are malfunctioning or broken. If you notice any of the signs above, call or stop by Old Town Auto Service. Our skilled technicians will check for worn, broken or missing suspension parts. If the inspection reveals any problems, we will advise you on needed repairs or replacements.
With our expert auto repair shop on your side, you’ll be able to drive safely and comfortably.
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Revised from content contributed by NAPA Service Assistant