What Is the Suspension System?
Nearly every car owner has heard of the suspension system. Some performance enthusiasts can cite every specification for their vehicle, while other drivers may wonder what and where this system is. If you’re one of those who would like a little more information, the experts at Import Auto Repair in Alpharetta, Georgia, are happy to provide a basic overview as well as great suspension repair services. Simply stated, your vehicle’s suspension system is the overarching term assigned to components that connect your car itself to its wheels. Parts include wheels/tires, linkages, springs, shocks and struts, and even the air in your tires. These components work together as a unit to allow you to handle your car through proper road grip and control and make your ride comfortable. Visit us at 6735 Atlanta Hwy Alpharetta, GA 30004 for a more detailed description and great suspension repairs backed by a three year/36,000 mile warranty. You can also take advantage of our satellite drop-off location at Birmingham Village in Milton, staffed for concierge service during business hours. Use our online scheduler or call us at (770) 475-1090 to make your next appointment.
What Can Go Wrong, and How Will You Know?
If the suspension concept is still uncomfortable to you, you don’t have to be overly concerned. First, you can always count on us to keep a check on your suspension system for you, take care of routine preventive maintenance services, and make you aware when repairs are needed. Second, you’ll be able to recognize signs of suspension trouble yourself once you know the possible symptoms, so you’ll know it’s time to bring your vehicle to our facility. For instance, you may notice that your ride quality is reduced. If the same travel paths seem to be a lot bumpier than they used to be (and there’s no ongoing road work or new road damage), the issue could lie in suspension rather than the pavement itself. Also, you may feel that your auto continues to bounce too long after you’ve crossed a bump or other surface inclusion. Further, you may feel the car dipping as you apply brakes. If your vehicle seems to sit sideways with one side of the car lower than the other, this could be a visual clue related to suspension trouble. While some indicators can point to more than one underlying cause, difficulty steering or feeling the automobile pull to one side as you’re driving can also be identifiable signals. Sometimes suspension components wear out as a product of time and mileage. However, you may also incur damage if you habitually drive over unusually rough surfaces, accidentally hit a bad hole or raised area, or are involved in a crash.
Where Can You Get Help?
Regardless of causes or symptoms, the certified technicians at Import Auto Repair can help you smooth out your ride and get your car handling well again. Better yet, we may even be able to help you save a bit on your suspension repairs. Be sure to check out our Specials tab. Contact us at (770) 475-1090 if you’re ready to have your suspension system checked or recognize one of the potential signs of trouble.