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Suspension Issues To Look Out For In Your Car
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Your car’s suspension system is the system that keeps the tires on the road and it is helpful for keeping all your wheels in line. In these systems, a lot of components like shocks, springs, bushings, joints, and bearings need to work together to ensure a smooth ride. If one of these components starts to fail, you could start having trouble controlling your vehicle. There are lots of different things that can go wrong in a car’s suspension system but here is a quick look at some of the most common issues to watch out for.

Alignment Problems

If your car keeps pulling to one side, it could be due to a wheel imbalance or there could be something wrong with your suspension. Pulling to one side usually results from a malfunction in parts like the struts, joints, bearings, or springs. These types of suspension issues can be caused by a number of factors but are mostly caused by the wearing of parts or by potholes.

The Ride Feels Bumpy

Your suspension has many components like springs, and shocks that are designed to absorb some of the impact of the road so the ride can feel smoother. If these parts become worn out or damaged, the impact will no longer be absorbed and your car will start to feel bumpy while you drive. You might even hear annoying screeching or squeaking noises when you drive over a bump or dent. 

Uneven Corner Or Turn Feel

If your car feels like it is sitting lower around a right or left corner then there could also be an issue with suspension components. Issues like a blown shock or weak springs can lower one portion of your car and this might even become noticeable when you are standing outside of the car. If one side of the car isn’t thoroughly supported it can also affect your general handling on the open road.

The Car Dips When You Hit The Break

If your car dips significantly when you hit the brake or if you feel a rocking motion when you stop the vehicle then there could also be an issue with your suspension. These types of issues should be checked out as soon as possible because it usually means that something is going to break in the near future.

Steering Issues

In most cases, steering issues are caused by a problem in the steering system or your power steering fluids might be depleted. But there are some times when steering issues are caused by a faulty or failing suspension system. When this happens, you will likely feel the car pull to one side or the car might just not feel balanced when you are making corners or shifting lanes. If you are struggling to control your car then you should seek some professional help because these types of mechanical failures can result in road accidents.

It can be very dangerous to keep driving a car with suspension issues and these types of problems can cause a lot of driving discomfort. If you notice any strange handling issues with your car then you should book an appointment with Kendon Auto & Electrical so professionals can help you identify the problem and repair your car. 

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