Your vehicle’s suspension isn’t something most people think about when it’s working. When all of a sudden you may notice uneven wear on your tires or start to feel excessive play with your steering wheel. Or you just drove over a pothole on one of our local Garden Grove roads causing damage to your suspension. These are signs that you may have a suspension problem. Another sign to look for is the front of your vehicle slumps when braking or bottoms out when accelerating.
But what is the suspension? It’s part of your vehicles chassis, which includes the frame, the steering system and the wheels. The suspension system supports your vehicle’s weight, helps reduce the effect of shock forces and maintains proper wheel alignment. It’s critical for accurate steering, stopping and stability. Every time you hit a pothole, a bump, or object in the road, your suspension absorbs that impact and maintains control.
Most suspension systems are made up of several parts (shocks, springs absorbers, air springs, struts, torsion bars, leaf springs, pull rods, etc.) that all connect to your vehicle wheels one way or another.
With all those parts you can imagine, your suspension has a lot of joints and pivot points that allow your wheels to move up and down over bumps, and to turn as you steer. Over time these joints wear out over time. Once a joint is worn out, the suspension parts don’t fit together as well as they should. Handling and steering can feel loose, and you may hear some disconcerting noises. Eventually your tires will begin to wear unevenly because they are bouncing on the road. A loose joint has the effect of stressing other suspension components causing a chain reaction so other components wear out faster than they should.
Orozco’s Auto Service of Garden Grove recommends proper maintenance according to your vehicles manufacturer’s recommendations which means having your suspension inspected regularly and repairing or replacing parts when needed.
Addressing a small problem before it becomes a major repair later can help avoid additional costs. Also, by having parts replaced or checked to ensure they follows the manufacturer’s specifications. Manufacturer’s also recommend replacing your shock absorbers at pre-estimated intervals.
If your vehicle has any of the above signs or you feel your vehicle’s suspension needs service or are not sure and would like to have it diagnosed, call Orozco’s Auto Service of Garden Grove today at 714-537-0076. Keep your vehicle in good condition and ensure the safety of yourself, your loved ones, and those around you!
Orozco’s Auto Service Garden Grove – Orange County CA
12776 Nutwood Street Garden Grove, CA 92840
Call Today: 714-537-0076 – Auto/Fleet/Diesel Service Repairs