Are the Rough Alaskan Roads Damaging Your Suspension?

Alaska is a beautiful place to live, but the roads can be rough. During the summer months is when a lot of road construction is happening to repair damage from over the cold winter. It's a never-ending cycle that leads to a lot of unpleasant driving surfaces. Then, some older country roads are just challenging to begin with.

Suspension Damage

Unfortunately, driving on Alaska's often-rough roads can take its toll on your car or truck's suspension system. The shocks, struts, springs and hydraulic lines can undergo so much extra stress, which will make an already bumpy ride even bumpier. A bad suspension system is not only annoying. It can also lead to other mechanical problems in the vehicle, including damage to the brakes, tires, wheels, axles, differentials and even the transmission/drivetrain system.

Suspension System Inspection & Repairs

If you notice that your vehicle seems to have a bumpier ride than usual—especially if you notice it on a relatively smooth road—then it's probably a good time to have your suspension system inspected by the friendly and knowledgeable automotive technicians at Simard Automotive in Fairbanks. Our team can inspect each component to look for damage or wear. If repairs are needed, we can walk you through our recommendations and give you a fair price estimate for parts and labor. 

Put Your Trust in Simard Automotive

If you've been riding on a bad suspension for awhile, it is also worth having Simard Automotive perform a complete bumper-to-bumper inspection to make sure there are no other problems you should be concerned about. Ideally, you will want to bring the vehicle in at the first signs of suspension issues. It is always better to be safe than sorry. 

For all your suspension repair and maintenance needs—and all of your automotive needs—count on the team at Simard Automotive. You can all either of our two Fairbanks shops today at (855) 690-0889 (Airport Shop on Aeronca Ave.) or (855) 639-5001 (Chevron Shop on Gaffney Rd.), or you can book a service appointment online.


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