The suspension of your vehicle is important. If the suspension is in poor condition, make sure to bring the vehicle in. This way we can inspect it for you to ensure everything is working. You may not realize when the suspension has become damaged. More often than not, the suspension is already damaged by the time you notice. Proper vehicle and tire maintenance will help decrease the chance of damage. There are also some things you can do to help prevent the issue.
Tire care is crucial for maintaining proper suspension, which is why you should have your tires rotated on a regular basis. Tires wear more evenly if they are rotated every 5,000 miles or so. If you follow the car’s recommended maintenance schedule, you can even have the tires rotated at every oil change. When the tires wear out, though, have all four replaced at the same time to ensure even wear.
Many forget to check the air pressure in the tires. But this is not something you want to forget. Tire pressure gauges are inexpensive and easy to use. Since tire pressure is affected by temperature changes, you’ll want to test the tire pressure at least once a month in the morning while the tires are still cold for accurate readings.
When a car’s suspension needs repair, there are several warning signs that are hard to miss. The vehicle may bounce or sway, the front end may dip when braking, or you’ll feel the car pulling to one side during turns. If your vehicle is riding rougher than it once was, bring it in. Suspension problems do not have to put your family in danger. Properly maintaining your vehicle helps reduce the chance of an issue.