Most of us don't think about our car's suspension until a problem suddenly gets our attention. Then it's impossible to think about anything else when you're driving down the highway.
Here are a few signs it's time to call your local auto technician to have a look at your vehicle's suspension.
- Your ride is suddenly very rough.
Trust your instincts on this. If you're beginning to notice that your drive is a lot rougher or noisier than it used to be, that's a sign that you may need new shock absorbers or struts.
- You're experiencing steering problems.
Is your car pulling to the right or left? Is your car not responding correctly to the steering wheel? A worn-out steer rack or tie rod could be the cause, and steering difficulties should be addressed immediately by a qualified technician.
- You see uneven tire wear.
Uneven wear on your tires warrants a visit to your service provider. The problem could be with the way your tires or mounted or a more severe issue with suspension.
- Your car sits unevenly.
Noticing something askew with the way your car sits? A vehicle that slants toward one side could need a spring replacement.
- You notice leakage.
Oily shocks or struts are a sign that your car has developed a leak. The correct fluids levels in your car's suspension system are necessary to keep parts lubricated and resist metal-on-metal grinding and wear. You may also notice fluid pools under your suspension system after your car has been parked for several hours.
- Your call rolls, dives, or leans back.
A broken or worn-out suspension can cause rolling or unpleasant nose dives when you brake or turn a corner.
For expert vehicle repair and maintenance in the Boise area, contact us at Naylor's Auto Repair today!