Do you regularly think about your car’s suspension? If your answer is no, you’re not alone. For many people, the suspension system in your car is something that is rarely thought about until something goes wrong. In today’s blog from Independent Vehicle Service, we’ll go over a few signs that may point out problems with your suspension. Keep reading to learn more, and get your vehicle’s suspension in shape by reaching out to us today!
Is Your Suspension Working?
It’s a Rough Ride
One of the first and most noticeable signs that something may be wrong with your suspension is that your normally smooth ride becomes just a little bit rougher and bumpier. If you’ve experienced this, it’s likely that your shocks or struts are wearing out.
Drifting or Pulling During Turns
If you notice that your car is drifting or pulling every time you turn a corner, your suspension system may be failing. This is a clear indication that your car’s shocks are no longer keeping the body of your vehicle stable, and it may be time to schedule an inspection.
Uneven Tire Treads
It’s important to take a look at your tires every so often. This is not only to see if it’s time to rotate or replace your tires, but you can also tell if your suspension system is working properly. If you notice uneven wear on the tread or even bald spots, you should probably get your system inspected by professionals.
The Bounce Test
If you are curious about your car’s suspension system, you can always try the bounce test! With the car in park, press down on the front of your vehicle with all your weight to bounce it a few times before releasing it. If your car bounces more than two or three times after you’ve released it, it could be a sign that your suspension is wearing out.
At Independent Vehicle Service, we can help get your suspension system working properly again to keep you safe on the road. Reach out to us today if you’d like to schedule an inspection or to get your vehicle’s suspension in shape!