No matter what time of year it is, you depend on your vehicle's suspension system more than you might realize. Like the brakes, wheels and tires, a healthy suspension is key to vehicle performance and safety. If your suspension is weak or the springs, shocks or struts are damaged in any way, your car or truck won't handle properly and that can be very dangerous.
Common Signs of Suspension Problems
We've talked before about signs of suspension problems, but let's review some of them again:
Car is Drifting Off to One Side - When the car pulls hard to one side or the other, it is likely a wheel alignment issue. It could be the suspension, though. If it drifts offline (especially when cornering), then there's a good chance it is a suspension problem.
Bumpy Ride - Obviously, there could be a suspension issue if it seems like you are feeling every single little bump in the road or there is a lot of vibration when driving on a relatively smooth road surface.
Front End Lurch - If the vehicle's front end lurches forward when you come to a stop, then it usually means your front suspension is getting weak. The opposite can be said if the car leans backwards when accelerating from a stop. Then there could be a rear suspension concern.
Uneven Tire Treads - Again, this could be a wheel alignment issue, but severely uneven tire tread wear is also a common sign of suspension problems.
Greasy Shocks or Struts - If you are able to look under your vehicle and see that the shocks or struts are really greasy or dirty, it could signify there is a hydraulic fluid leak or something else to be concerned about with your suspension system.
Suspension Repair at Simard Automotive
If you think you might have suspension problems and you live in the Fairbanks area, Simard Automotive is here to help with quality suspension repair services and honest automotive advice. Our experienced automotive technicians will inspect your suspension system and its components. If there are issues, we'll let you know what we find and what our recommended repairs are. We give you all the information you need to make smart automotive decisions.
NAPA Peace of Mind Warranty
If you have Simard Automotive proceed with any suspension repairs, you can feel good knowing that qualifying parts and repairs are backed by the 36,000-Mile/36-Month NAPA AutoCare Peace of Mind Warranty that is good at any NAPA service center nationwide!
For all your vehicle's suspension service and repair needs, call Simard Automotive today at (855) 690-0889 (Airport Location on Aeronca Ave.) or (855) 639-5001 (Chevron Location on Gaffney Rd.). You can also book your next service appointment online.