Oil changes and tire maintenance are regularly on people’s service checklist for their vehicles but suspension is another vital component of the functionality of our vehicles. Suspensions, such as shocks and struts, support tons of metal and eventually the shocks will wear out, and suspension repair is necessary. Having bad suspension puts your vehicle, and its passengers, at risk because it affects your ability to control your vehicle.
If you are unsure as to what signs call for necessary suspension repair, here are 3 key signs:
Rough Car Ride
When you begin to feel every bump in the road and if your vehicle body “bounces” back after going over a bump, this is a sign that your shocks and struts are wearing out.
Drifting & Pulling
Shocks and struts help you keep control of your vehicle so a failing suspension system will impede your ability to keep the vehicle stable; and a failing suspension system will result in the feeling of drifting or pulling when you’re turning.
Uneven Tire Tread
Paying attention to your tires is always an important part of vehicle maintenance but pay closer attention to the tread on each tire. If you notice it is wearing down, unevenly on the tires, or if there are areas of less tread than others, this is a symptom of your suspension not holding the car evenly.
If you require suspension repair in Dartmouth check out Major Discount Eisner, your number one source for all local Dartmouth auto repair and tire services.