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 six signs it's time to call your local auto technician to have a look at your vehicle's suspension.
#1 rides are 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.
#2 You Start 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.
#3 Noticing 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.
#4 car sits unevenly
Noticing something askew with the way your car sits? A vehicle that slants toward one side could need a spring replacement.
#5 Noticing leaks
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.
#6 car 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!