What is the Car Suspension?
Car Suspension is the system comprised of tyres, tyre air, springs, shock absorbers and linkages that connects a vehicle to its wheels and allows relative motion between the two
The job of the car suspension is to maximize the friction between the tyres and the road and provide steering stability/good handling to ensure the comfort of the driver and passengers.
Parts like suspension bushings, shocks (absorbers) tie rod ends and struts often wear out over time and need to be replaced, to keep your vehicle driving smoothly and comfortably.
What are the signs of car suspension problems?
An Uncomfortable Ride
Seems obvious? Sometimes, the only thing you really notice is that your vehicle is suddenly less comfortable to drive!
The chassis and suspension work together to cushion you from harsh vibrations created by driving on the road.
Clanking, Squeaking Or Knocking Noise
Most likely a repetitive knocking, squeaking or clunking noise coming from under the vehicle is due to a failed suspension component
Vehicle Leans When Parked
If you notice it leans heavily toward one wheel at one corner, the suspension at that corner likely has a failure.
Vehicle Bounces Over Bumps
If you’ve got worn-out shocks, springs or struts, the vehicle may bounce excessively over bumps. You may also feel the nose diving excessively forward under braking
Loose Handling or Play in the Steering Wheel.
If a part of your suspension fails, the vehicle may be more likely to “wander” around instead of tracking in a straight line, or feel loose as you steer.
This can be caused by other issues, too, such as poor steering alignment, which is possible on your vehicle even if the suspension is in great shape.
NOTE: Since these symptoms are so similar, you’ll want a professional diagnosis