Not too many people think about their car’s suspension system, but when there is damage to the suspension, the car may be tough or impossible to drive. Even one part of the suspension that is damaged or worn can lead to a chain reaction, which has the end effect of wearing your tires prematurely and hurting your car’s driveability. At Willoughby Hills Auto Repair in Willoughby Hills, OH, we want to help keep your suspension in excellent shape and keep you and your family safe on the road.
Your car’s suspension governs how your wheels are connected to your vehicle, and how well your car drives. Your car’s suspension is full of pivot points that handle the bumps from the roads and keep your car driving smoothly, even over rough terrain. The ball joints, pitman, idler arms, control arm brushing, and rod ends all work together to keep your ride smooth, and all of them can simply wear out over time.
When a joint or another part of the suspension is worn, it makes the entire system unstable and nothing fits together as tightly as it should. Your steering may feel “loose” or you may feel as though you have less control over your vehicle. In addition, your tires will not wear evenly as they should, seeing as your car is driving without the benefit of a working suspension system.
In addition to worn parts, a loose joint can place undue stress on the entire rest of the suspension system. When this happens, other parts will begin to wear out more quickly. Think of it as a chain reaction, in which one loose joint or worn piece can lead to an entire suspension being damaged or inoperable.
At Willoughby Hills Auto Repair in Willoughby Hills, OH we will inspect your entire vehicle if you suspect you have suspension problems. We will look for the telltale signs of suspension issues, things like uneven tire wear, visible stress, or other signs of damage or weakening. We can then tune up and replace any parts that need it, and get your suspension tightened back to the manufacturer’s specifications. It’s always a great idea to get suspension problems looked at immediately, as the chain reaction of suspension failure can lead down the road to some very expensive repairs. No one wants to see a tire fail in a few months, rather than a few years, because of a suspension problem. So if you suspect suspension problems, get your car into Willoughby Hills Auto Repair today.