5 Signs that Your Vehicle Needs Suspension Repair
While many people associate springs, struts and shocks with increased comfortability while cruising, these parts and others in the suspension system also improve the safety of your ride. While absorbing the dips and bumps in the road, the suspension also improves handling, keeps your car upright while cornering and promotes maximum fuel efficiency. If you ever encounter these signs of suspension trouble, be sure to visit a reputable shop as soon as possible.
Uneven Tire Wear
A clear indication of suspension trouble is strange tire wear patterns. This will often happen when one side or even one corner of the suspension system fails to do its job, resulting in extra weight on one tire.
Drifting or Pulling
When suspension components of one corner of your car fail, it can cause the vehicle to pull or drift to one side or the other. This is a major concern because it hinders your ability to properly control your vehicle.
One Tire Looks Flat
If you notice one corner of your car dipping you may at first believe you have a flat tire. If you discover the tire is indeed full then it would be wise to assume the shocks have collapsed on themselves and need to be replaced.
Hydraulic shocks utilize a special oil to help absorb the unevenness of the road. In the event that you can actually see oil leaking out of your shocks, it means a seal as broken or the casing has cracked. Now would be a good time to make an appointment with your mechanic.
There is an easy test you can do that will help you to figure out if your shocks/struts are worn out. With your car safely parked, push down on the front end with all of your weight and then rock it a couple of times before letting go. Then walk around to the back of the vehicle and do the same thing. After releasing, if your vehicle rocks more than two or three times, then you have cause to be concerned about the condition of your shocks/struts and will want to get to the shop.
If you experience any signs of suspension trouble, be sure to visit your local auto shop for service. When it is time for expert suspension repair in Houston or the surrounding area, head to Raptor Transmission. Our suspension repair professionals will have your car driving right in no time. Give us a call at (281) 559-7586 the next time you need quality suspension repair in Houston or the surrounding area.
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Written and Published By MORBiZ