Our vehicle’s suspension system (i.e., shocks or struts) is something we often take for granted. However, after supporting several tons of metal year after year, eventually, the shocks will wear out and suspension repair will be necessary. Some people mistakenly believe the suspension is mainly about having a smooth ride, and therefore these repairs aren’t as important as other maintenance issues like oil changes or brakes. However, having a bad suspension can greatly affect your ability to control the vehicle, especially when stopping or turning, so it’s in your best interest not to ignore this part
If you answer yes to any of these questions it may be time to get your suspension repaired and/or replaced:
- Does your vehicle ride rough?
- Is your vehicle drifting or pulling during turns?
- Does your vehicle dip or “nose dives” when stopping?
- Do your tires have uneven tire wear?
- Are there damaged “oily” shocks?
- Have you tried the bounce test: When in Park, press down quickly with all you got and release. Does it bounce more then a couple of times?