What is included in a suspension check?
Our free suspension check involves an inspection of all the major components of the system. Our mechanics will then be able to give their opinion on any repairs or parts that may need to be replaced.
What does my car’s suspension do?
Your suspension plays a vital role in steadying your vehicle, smoothing bumps as you drive and making it easier to control. The suspension maximises the friction between the tires and the road surface, to provide stability and ensure easy handling.
How do I know if my suspension needs repairing?
Some common signs that your suspension may need repairing are:
Your car has become difficult to handle
A rough or bumpy ride
Your car is drifting or pulling to one side
Car sits low/nose dives
Damaged or oily shock absorbers
How long does a car suspension last?
The many different parts of a suspension system make it hard to assign a lifespan. You can expect shock absorbers and other suspension parts to last at least four or five years unless the vehicle has been subjected to extreme use.
What causes a shock absorber to stop working correctly?
A shock absorber will fail to operate correctly if the fluid leaks. This can be due to poor or damaged seals. It will also fail to function properly if it becomes damaged, bent or broken due to continual wear, general use or accident damage.
Smaller internal parts are likely to wear out in time and cause the improper operation of the complete component.
Can I drive with bad suspension?
It’s likely that you’ll realise as soon as there are issues with your suspension. Your car will most likely be very difficult to handle, very bumpy when driving and might even pull to one side when steering. You should avoid driving until you have your suspension inspected and fixed.