The next time you drive over a bumpy road, you can thank your vehicle’s suspension system for keeping the drive relatively smooth. The suspension system is responsible for providing steering stability and strong handling when you drive. It does this by maximizing the friction between the road and your vehicle’s tires. The end result is you and your passengers avoiding much of the impact your vehicle takes when it’s on the road.
So if you run into suspension trouble, you need a team that can quickly diagnose the problem and provide your vehicle with the solution it needs. You need the team at Auto Stop Elite. Our Master ASE Certified technicians have the skill and precision to quickly assess and repair the damage to your suspension system so you can drive smoothly on the roads. Whether your vehicle is sitting low or you have difficulty steering, our team will be able to take care of all your suspension problems!
Unfortunately, it can get difficult to diagnose suspension problems. Though the symptoms are easy to recognize, it’s where those symptoms originate from that causes the most frustration for car owners. Despite that, there are a few issues you can stay aware of when you’re driving. By knowing these signs, you’ll avoid an expensive repair bill and additional damage to your suspension system!
If you notice a corner of your vehicle is lower than the rest, you may be dealing with damaged springs or shocks in your suspension system. The simplest way to test this is by pushing down on your trunk. If you hear squeaking or squealing, you probably have damaged shocks or springs. If left unattended, your vehicle may have a difficult time navigating bumps and turning corners.
While driving, if you can feel every bump on the road, it’s a clear sign that the struts and shocks in your suspension system are worn out. To test this, place all of your weight on the front of your car and look for three or more bounces. If that is the case, it’s a clear sign of shock or strut problems. Typically, your car should bounce up only once or twice and that is due to your shock absorbers taking a lot of the momentum away.
If you notice the steering wheel slipping or getting stuck in a position as you turn it, please stop your car immediately. If you continue to drive, you place yourself in grave danger as you will have limited or even no control of your vehicle. There are a number of causes for this symptom and it’s best to bring it into Auto Stop Elite as soon as possible.
Your suspension system plays a big role in the overall comfort of your drive. Nothing is more uncomfortable than having to feel every bump on the road. If you need suspension repair, make sure to visit the team at Auto Stop Elite in Sterling, Virginia. Our Master ASE Certified technicians have the precision and technical know-how to quickly find the root of your problem and provide the repair your vehicle needs. Give us a call at 571-313-1122 and schedule an appointment with us today! Need immediate suspension care? No problem. Visit our shop at 21563 Cascades Parkway! We accept walk-ins!*
*Walk-in availability determined by daily schedule.