If you are only a casual driver, as most people are, you probably won’t think about your suspension until something is wrong with it. The suspension system absorbs bumps in the road as you drive, so if everything is working properly, you don’t notice that it’s there. But when you hit a bump and really feel it, you realize not only that your car has a suspension but that there’s something wrong with it. Luckily you have the best mechanics in southern NH at Devoted Repairs to help you out and get you back on the road!
Does your suspension need repair? Here are some of the most common signs of problems with your suspension.
Bouncing and Noise Over Bumps
The primary job of a car’s suspension system is to absorb the impact of bumps on the road so you can have a smooth ride. It also keeps the car level so the undercarriage doesn’t scrape the road and the body doesn’t lurch forward when you come to a stop. If you hit a bump in the road and you can feel the car bounce or make a noise, that is a clear indication that you need to fix your suspension.
Vibrations, Swaying, or Drifting
As we mentioned before, the suspension keeps the car level on the road, counteracting some of the effects of inertia. If you can feel vibrations through the steering wheel or the car, that means the suspension is not absorbing that energy. Similarly, if the car sways or drifts when you turn, that’s a sign of worn or damaged suspension parts.
Pulling or Uneven Tire Wear
If your car pulls to one side when the steering wheel is straight, that means your wheels are out of alignment. The alignment is connected to your suspension because when the wheels are not aligned correctly, the weight of the car is not evenly distributed. When there is more weight than there should be on one side of the car, the suspension will wear out faster than you expect. You can also tell if your alignment is off by looking at the wear on your tires. Uneven wear on the inside or outside edge of the tires is a common indicator of misaligned wheels.
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