Vehicle suspension – tell tale signs something is wrong.

One of the main functions of your vehicle's suspension is to provide a smooth, comfortable ride even when you're on a bumpiest of roads. More importantly your vehicle suspension's main role is to give the maximum opportunity for all four tyres to remain in contact with the road, so that when needed, your braking, steering and driving systems are safe, effective and responsive when you need them most.

Your vehicle's suspension is very complex with many components working hand in hand including, shock absorbers, springs, ball joints, tie rod ends and suspension bushes. These must be kept in good condition to ensure your safety. If any of these system are worn or damaged your safety may be at risk.

Six Suspension Warning Signs

These six warning signs may be telling you that something is wrong with your suspension. If you notice any or all of them, we recommend you get your vehicle to a professional as soon as possible.

  • Your car dips forward when braking
  • Car doesn't handle properly around corners
  • Noises from the corners of your car
  • Having to drive around corners at slower speeds than normal
  • Unusual tread wear on your tyres
  • Moisture present on or around your shock absorbers

A professional suspension check up will include listening to your query, taking the vehicle for a test drive and a full inspection of shock absorbers, springs, struts and all suspension system parts to check for faults or damage.

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