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Our expert insights into free suspension check

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.

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

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Hey Fixter, how long should my 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.

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Upfront, fair pricing, with free collection & return and no hidden costs. Our in-house experts will then choose the ideal garage to work on your car.

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A fully-insured Fixter driver will pick up your car, whenever and wherever works for you. (If you’d prefer to drive your car to the garage yourself, that’s not a problem!).

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Our in-house experts will keep you updated, and your card is only charged once all work has been satisfactorily completed and approved by our team. Your driver will then drop the car back when it’s convenient for you.

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Want to learn more about Mini free suspension check?

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.

Mini

Mini is a British automotive marque that has been owned by the German multinational vehicle manufacturer BMW since 2000.

The Mini brand was originally introduced in 1969 when the vehicle model became a marque in its own right, breaking away from the Austin and Morris brands under the British Leyland umbrella.

The Mini Hatch was the 7th best selling car of 2018 in the UK. Mini is a consistent favourite among buyers with a leaning for British cultural icons and retro styling.

There are around 750k Mini cars on the roads, showing that the brand is still as popular as ever due to their compact sizing, attractive styling and its reputation as a classy and classic small car.

Mini: a premium product of British motoring

With its unique and unmistakable styling, Mini is firmly placed as a premium product. Its ownership by BMW has added advantages in production, by being able to lean on the executive luxury German marque for many of the advanced technological systems and specialist industry knowledge used in their manufacture.

A piece of British culture and a Hollywood star

Enhancing its popularity as a household name, the original British Mini became a star of the silver screen when it appeared predominantly in the gold-heist movie ‘The Italian Job’ in 1969, starring Michael Caine and Noel Coward. With a remake hitting the screens in 2003, the new Mini was called on to star once again, and a selection of Mini hatch models continued the tradition by featuring in the film.

Despite its small footprint, the Mini hatch is providing real competition to the Audi A1 and VW Polo due to its premium quality build. And with the weight of BMW behind them, it’s easy to see why.

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.

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