It’s easy to forget about your car’s suspension, much less your car suspension repair. After all, you can’t really see it at first glance and it’s not one of the first things you believe you should bother yourself within your car. I mean, you check the oil, lights, tires, fluids, and even the spare tire but we never really think “Hey, how’s my suspension doing?”
Don’t worry, It’s not just you. Hundreds of car owners forget about their suspension and don’t know somethings wrong until something actually breaks. Imagine going 60mph and the lower ball joint of your left front wheel decides to give up. While the possibility of this happening is slim to none, nobody really wants to be part of the statistics. Right?
Signs You Might Need Car Suspension Repair
We always tell our clients that the suspension system in your car works similarly to the joints and to a certain extent your bones. It’s what keeps you upright and helps cushion your every step. Have you ever seen somebody with joint problems? It’s just like in cars. If your suspension has problems it becomes harder to move properly.
But how do you know if your suspension has problems? When is the right time to go to the service center? Don’t worry, if you experience any of the 8 signs we mention here, you should call T3 Atlanta right away for fast car suspension repair in Decatur and Smyrna.
1. Fluid Leaks
Check your shocks or struts. You may notice that they have become oily or greasy. This can mean that there are leaks present and a replacement might be necessary. Without the fluids in your suspension system, this can cause the metal parts to grind on each other. Also, check for fluid trails or pools of fluid underneath your suspension system in the morning.
2. Uneven Tire Wear
If your tire is balanced and your suspension is healthy, your tires should wear out evenly. If you see that there are balding spots on the inside or outside regions of your car tire then this means you need to get them adjusted or that the suspension is not holding up the car properly.
3. A Rough Drive
If you experience a significant increase in the amount of “bumps” than you normally do, then your suspension might be shot. This means the shock absorbers might need replacing and your struts are worn out.
4. Car Pulls to One Side
Try this simple test to check if your car is pulling to one side. Drive slowly (it’s preferable that you do this test on a safe location) and center the steering wheel. If the car consistently pulls to the left or right then there’s a problem. The reason can be a host of different issues, but in severe cases, it can mean a bad tie rod or steering rack.
5. Car is Uneven
If one corner of your car is sitting lower than the rest, this can mean a damaged spring. A damaged spring can cause your drive to be rougher and can even affect the cornering of your car because it can’t support the weight properly.
6. Changes in Momentum
Momentum causes your car to roll, lean back, and nose dive. Check if during driving you experience any of these things:
- Car nose dives when you hit the brakes
- Car leans back when you accelerate
- Car rolls (leans side-to-side) when you hit a corner.
These things are a result of a busted suspension. While these things can occur during extreme situations, take note if you do experience them even in everyday situations.
7. Difficulty in Steering
This one can be quite dangerous and should be acted upon right away. When you feel like your car is not as responsive and there is difficulty in steering, you should go and take your car to the service center right away.
8. Noisy Underchassis
While this symptom usually comes out after all of the signs mentioned above, this is the most obvious one. Sounds of metal grinding on each other or weird noises when your car hits a bump is a good way of knowing that your suspension needs checking.
Finding The Right Service Center For Car Suspension Repair
If you experience any of the signs mentioned above, don’t hesitate to go to your trusted service center right away. T3 Atlanta is the number one name in repair, service, and maintenance of Toyota, Nissan, Lexus, and Infiniti cars in Atlanta. We have competitive pricing coupled with years of experience. Our team of experts will take your car and check the suspension for damage or signs of wear. T3 Atlanta also offers aftermarket parts for consideration if available in order to offer a number of choices to our customers.