What does your car suspension do?
The roads might seem smooth and flawless, but there are many ridges, cambers and dips that you’d really feel if you didn’t have good suspension. The suspension system isn’t just for comfort, though, it’s also important for keeping your tyres in contact with the road, which is vital for cornering and braking.
What do suspension repairs involve?
Most often these repairs fix the shock absorber and sometimes the spring. The shock absorbers take a lot of punishment and their seals can develop leaks, which is the most common repair.
What about power steering problems?
Power steering problems can present as squealing noises on steering, as well as intermittent difficulties in using the steering. You might also notice that your power steering fluid is murky, dark or grey instead of red.
Is a shaking steering wheel a problem?
Yes, but often the cause of the problem is relatively easy to fix. Your wheels may be unbalanced or unaligned, you may need the tracking sorting out, or you could have a power steering issue. An inspection will identify the source of the problem.
How does the suspension work?
Your suspension system is usually made of two components – the spring and the shock absorber. The spring absorbs the actual impact of bumps and the shock absorber in turn absorbers the movement of the spring so you’re not bouncing too much after going over a bump.
What are signs of a failing suspension?
You’ll notice groaning noises as you go over bumps, as well as a lot of bouncing after bumps. You might also experience an uneven ride height, tilting and a definite lack of smoothness..