Having a suspension issue can become serious if you do not know it. When hitting a pothole or curb, you can do significant damage to your vehicle. However, some suspension issues can be difficult to diagnose. There are some signs you can notice of an issue with your vehicle. Having the issue fixed at the first sign can help you to save time, money, and stress in the long run.
Pulling in one direction
Pulling in one direction or the other is the most common sign of suspension problems. It can also be one of the hardest problems to diagnose. Poor alignment means uneven tire wear, pulling, and decreased gas mileage. If you hit a pothole or curb, the alignment can become damaged. Sudden changes in alignment can mean something broke.
A rough ride is a clear indicator your shocks or struts could be worn and in need of replacement. When every bump on the road makes your vehicle bounce, there are suspension problems. Leaf springs may sometimes cause problems with excessive bouncing. You can double check the possibility of a busted leaf spring by checking if the vehicle leans back into position. Even the slightest damage from an accident can cause shocks to leak and permanently damage them beyond repair.
Poor Steering ability
If you find steering is especially difficult, something might be wrong with your suspension. Sometimes the steering may feel like it’s slipping when you turn the wheel or hold it in a turned position. Numerous components in your power steering system could be a source of these issues. This can include low power steering fluid. It could also mean leaking from the power steering rack. It may even be a worn or weak power steering belt. If you notice any of these issues, make sure to schedule an appointment. We can check the suspension and other parts of the vehicle.