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During a suspension service, a trained technician will typically inspect the various components of the suspension system, including shocks and struts, springs, ball joints, control arms, and bushings. Any worn or damaged components will be identified and replaced as necessary to restore the suspension system to proper working order.

In addition to component replacement, a suspension service may also involve wheel alignment and balancing, which can help to ensure proper handling and tire wear. Overall, suspension service helps to improve ride comfort, handling, and safety and will even prolong the life of your vehicle’s tires.

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Signs of a Bad Suspension System

Your vehicle's suspension is an important in helping to absorb bumps and potholes in the road. Overtime, however, your suspension will start to wear. The following are some signs of when it might be time to get your suspension serviced:

Rough ride: Your vehicle suspension stops absorbing the bumps and potholes you hit while driving. You will also feel your vehile bouncing around more after hitting bumps.
Uneven tire wear: A bad suspension system can cause your tires to wear unevenly, which can lead to reduced tire life and decreased handling and stability.
Drifting or pulling: Your vehicle will sometimes pull to one side while driving and you keep feeling like you have to correct the steering.
Difficulty steering: If it's becoming harder to turn the steering wheel, or if you notice a knocking or clunking sound when you turn the wheel, it could be a sign of worn-out ball joints or tie rod ends.
Braking problems: A bad suspension system can cause your vehicle to take longer to stop, or to nose dive when you apply the brakes, which can reduce your stopping power and compromise your safety.

A professional inspection can identify any worn or damaged components and ensure that your suspension system is functioning properly, helping to keep you safe and prolong the life of your vehicle.

Suspension Service Process

A suspension service typically involves a comprehensive inspection of the various components of the suspension system to determine if any repairs or replacements are necessary. The following are some of the common steps involved in a suspension service:

Visual inspection: Our technicians will visually inspect the suspension system to check for any obvious signs of damage or wear.
Road Test: Our technicians will take the vehicle on a test drive to evaluate the suspension system's performance, including ride comfort, stability, and handling.
Component Inspection: All components of the suspension such as the shocks, struts, springs etc. will be inspected for damage.
Replacement: Our technicians will replace any damaged components with certified parts.
Wheel Alignment and Balancing: Our technicians may also perform a wheel alignment and balancing as part of the suspension service. This involves adjusting the angles of the wheels to ensure proper handling, stability, and tire wear.

Overall, suspension service helps to improve ride comfort, handling, and safety. Catching the signs of a worn suspension early will also help to reduce the cost in having to repair other components of your vehicle that will wear out from a bad suspension over time.


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