Suspension Inspections, Why you need one
November 13, 2012
Schedule A Suspension Inspection At Westerville Automotive
Today’s Westerville Automotive car care article focuses on your suspension system. After many years and tens of thousands of miles, your family car suspension system components do wear out, but how long that takes depends a lot on how you drive. As you can imagine, if most of your driving is on smooth highways, your shock absorbers will last a lot longer than if you do most of your driving on bumpy roads or hauling heavy loads.
In addition to just wearing out, Westerville Automotive customers need to know that suspension components can be damaged in an accident or by a hard impact – like a pothole, hitting a curb or a rock in the road.
Because the life span of shocks can vary so widely, your family car manufacturer and Westerville Automotive recommend periodic inspections. During an inspection, your Westerville Automotive service technician will check for worn, broken or missing parts.
Signs that shocks or struts are wearing out: The tires may have a cupped wear pattern. This is from the shocks bouncing unevenly as you drive around town. You may notice a floaty or drifting sensation when cornering. If the front of your family car dives excessively when stopping, or rocks back and forth after you stopped, your shocks may be worn out. And if they are leaking fluid, it’s definitely time to replace them.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, come into Westerville Automotive for a suspension inspection. Same if you’ve been in an accident that involved one of your wheels. Worn or broken shocks can cause premature wear or failure on other family car suspension parts such as ball joints and other steering components as well. If your suspension actually fails, it could lead to a serious accident, so let us take care of your suspension components at Westerville Automotive.
When you replace your shocks, it’s usually a good idea to replace all four at the same time. That’ll give you more even handling. Talk with your service advisor at Westerville Automotive because you don’t want a big difference between the performance of your shocks from wheel to wheel, and replacing all may be the safest bet.
At Westerville Automotive in Westerville OHIO (43081) we install quality NAPA replacement parts. Give us a call at 614.890.0707. or 614-890-6700 To learn more about NAPA AutoCare, visit www.NAPAAutoCare.com.
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