Car Suspensions are fundamental to the comfort and drivability of your vehicle. If you notice any issues with how your car feels, like veering to one side or uncomfortable going over bumps then you may need to fix or replace the suspension. Below are the tell-tale signs of suspension issues:
As the shocks and struts begin to deteriorate, you’ll immediately recognize it in your driving experience. You will feel every minor road bump as if you were off-roading.
If your vehicle begins to drift or pull towards one direction even when you are driving in a straight line, it could be an early warning sign of suspension problems. Uneven tyre wear and incorrect tyre pressure can cause this issue aswell. You might find yourself having to countersteer as if you were turning, even though you’re not doing so.
Is your steering wheel uncooperative? If it feels heavy and is dragging to the side, or fails to respond when you turn, especially at low speeds — there’s something wrong with the suspension. his could be a result of insufficient STEERING fluid levels in your vehicle but can also point towards more serious issues. We strongly advise reaching out for professional help if this is happening to you right now.
If your shocks are no longer functioning, you may detect a “nose dive” sensation when applying the brakes with more force. It is essential to get this checked out by a mechanic as soon as possible since it could have an effect on your capacity to stop quickly in case of an emergency – inadequate suspension can cause up to 20% slower braking time.
If you observe uneven wear or bald spots on the tyre tread, this is an indication that your car’s suspension isn’t functioning correctly and has caused unequal distribution of force onto the tyres.
If you notice any fluid build-up or if the shocks and struts seem greasy, it is likely that you have a fluid leak. If there is a steering fluid leak, your suspension is no longer working properly and must be replaced. Driving around with low steering fluid can be extremely dangerous.
If you are experiencing any of the above issues you must see us at RT Mechanics to resolve the issue as soon as possible. Problems only get worse the more they are put off and you are risking your own safety by doing so!