Identifying a Suspension Issue

Identifying a Suspension Issue

Identifying a Suspension IssueFor smooth handling and safe driving, it's important to keep your suspension in great condition. At the first indication of a suspension problem, you'll want to bring your vehicle to the shop for an inspection. Here's a look at six signs that you need suspension repair.

Doesn't Pass the Bounce Test

There's a simple test that will help you determine if your shocks/struts are shot. To begin, make sure that your car is securely parked. Then, go to the front of the vehicle and use all of your power to press down on the hood. Rock the vehicle a couple of times and release. Next, head around to the back of the vehicle and do precisely the same thing on the rear. When you let go, if your vehicle rocks more than two or three times, then you should have your suspension checked out by a mechanic.

Bumpy Driving

If you can clearly see that the road is smooth, but yet it feels like you're driving over bumps, then suspension trouble is likely to blame.

Visible Damage/Leakage

It's probably time to replace your shocks if you can see that oil has started to leak out onto them.


Assuming you're following the speed limit, it shouldn't seem like you're drifting when you go around sharp turns. However, if it does feel this way, then there's a good chance that suspension trouble is brewing.

Uneven Tire Wear

Failing shocks/struts can lead to uneven tire wear, which can then cause the formation of bald spots on your tires.

"Nose Diving" Sensation

Worn-out shocks can make it feel as if you're lunging forward at a downward angle when you hit the brakes.

If you need auto repair, be sure to bring your vehicle to a reputable mechanic. For suspension repair in Peoria, Sun City, El Mirage, and Glendale, AZ, contact the experts at Steveo's Garage at (623) 412-4290. Feel free to give Steveo's Garage a call today to schedule an appointment for any of your vehicle's repair or maintenance needs!

Steveo's Garage Blog
Posted: September 25, 2020

Written and Published By MORBiZ

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