What Does the Suspension Do?
Your vehicle’s suspension plays an outsized role in your driving experience. The suspension system is constructed with many different parts, with the core three being springs, shock absorbers, and struts. Springs facilitate the up-and-down movement with minimal impact, simultaneously supporting the vehicle’s weight. Shocks control the impact and rebound movement of the springs and suspension, ensuring your tires remain on the road. Meanwhile, struts offer structural support for the suspension and springs and help hold the tires in place. Additional components integral to the suspension system include sway bars that limit lateral movement, links and rods that keep parts connected, and joints, bearings, and bushings that ensure proper mobility. Now that we know the system’s anatomy, it’s easier to see what your suspension is doing. It absorbs road bumps and other flaws for starters to produce a controlled and comfortable ride. It also improves traction and cornering, helps to keep your wheels aligned, and ensures even wear for tires. At Import Auto Repair in Milton, Georgia, we are intimately familiar with all European suspension systems and are properly trained and experienced in suspension repair service. If you experience an issue with yours, give us a call at (678) 538-9638 to schedule your next visit!
Signs of Suspension Problems
Your suspension system is built and designed for the long haul, but certain components are prone to wear over time. Depending on your driving habits, shocks and struts will last between 50,000 and 100,000 miles before needing to be replaced. A bumpy and bouncy ride is the most common sign of worn shocks or struts. Of course, there’s always the off chance that a part can wear prematurely, malfunction, or break entirely, necessitating suspension repair. A damaged spring will present itself either as clunking sounds when you hit a bump or the appearance of your vehicle sitting lower in one corner. If you feel your car drifting to one side while driving, a broken spring or control arm is likely the culprit. Difficulty steering, excessive or uneven tire wear and a vehicle that leans forward when braking, leans to the side when cornering, or leans backward when accelerating are additional indicators of suspension issues. If you notice any of these signs, or anything that seems “off” with your driving dynamics, we highly suggest coming in for suspension repair at your earliest convenience. While many of these symptoms can point to a suspension issue, they can also beckon to a problem with your tires, wheel alignment, or steering system. Therefore we recommend seeking out professional assistance with your vehicle.
Professional Car Suspension Repair Service
When it comes to your vehicle’s suspension system, trust the experts at Import Auto Repair! We offer exceptional suspension repair service for all European models, backed by our three-year/36,000-mile warranty for parts and labor. Our suspension services involve a detailed inspection and diagnostics to troubleshoot the issue, followed by the correct repair task and parts replacement, if necessary. Whether it’s bad struts or a worn bushing, rest assured we can take care of it for you promptly here in our auto repair shop. Don’t forget that you also play a part in taking care of your suspension. Load your vehicle properly, and stay within its tow limits. Inflate your tires correctly. Make sure you maintain the main parts connected to your suspension (like your tires, steering, and wheel alignment). Consult our certified technicians today at (678) 538-9638 for more information on our suspension repair services. We look forward to serving you soon here at 980 Birmingham Rd. Suit 714 Milton, GA 30004.