People rarely think about their car’s suspension while it’s working, but as soon as something goes wrong it can be very disconcerting. Here’s some info that may may help you identify having a suspension problem. keep an eye on you tires for uneven wear or you start to feel excessive play with your steering wheel or your vehicle slumps when braking or bottoms out when accelerating. Worst of all all, you may hit a pothole on one of our local Long Beach roads that damages parts on your suspension.
Due to the fact that your suspension is installed behind your wheels, many people done know much about their suspension. So, simply put, t’s part of your vehicles chassis, that includes the steering system, the wheels along with the frame. Your suspension system supports your entire vehicle, helping to reduce the effect of impacts from the road and maintains proper wheel alignment. It’s crucial for accurate steering, stopping and stability. Every time you hit a pothole, bump or object in the road, your suspension absorbs the impact and maintains control.
Most modern vehicles suspension systems are made up of many parts such as: shocks, springs absorbers, struts, torsion bars, leaf springs, pull rods, air springs, etc. that all connect to your vehicle wheels one way or another.
You can imagine, with all those parts your suspension has plenty of joints and pivot points that allow your wheels to move smoothly up and down over bumps, and to turn as you steer. Over time all that abuse on those joints will eventually wear them out. Once a joint is worn, the suspension parts don’t fit as originally designed, handling and steering feels loose, and you may hear some disconcerting noises. Eventually your tires will begin to show unevenly wear because they are bouncing all over the road. A loose joint has the effect of stressing other suspension components as well as causing a chain reaction so other components will wear out faster.
Our ASE certified mechanics at Orozco’s Auto Service of Long Beach Bixby Knolls recommend getting regular maintenance based on your vehicle’s manufacturer’s recommendations. This means having your suspension inspected regularly and repairing or replacing parts when necessary.
By addressing minor problems before they becomes a major repair can help avoid costly future repairs. Also, be sure to have parts replaced or checked ensuring your mechanic follows the manufacturer’s specifications. Manufacturer’s also recommend replacing your shock absorbers at pre-estimated intervals.
If your vehicle is showing any of the above signs or you feel your vehicle’s suspension needs service or are not sure and would like to have it diagnosed, call Orozco’s Auto Service of Long Beach Bixby Knolls today at 562-427-4256. Plus always keep your vehicle in good condition to ensure the safety of yourself, your loved ones, and those around you!
Orozco’s Auto Service Long Beach / Bixby Knolls – Los Angeles County CA
3619 Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach, CA USA
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