How To Tell If Your Suspension Needs Attention

The first time you take your car out on our highways, you should expect to enjoy the journey to and from your chosen destination smoothly. So, the last thing that you need is for your beloved car to start jittering, bumping or become – worst case – unusable on the UK highways. If you suspect you have any car suspension problems, then have the suspension diagnosed as quickly as possible so you can get back on the road.

Listed below are some examples of problems to look out for with your car’s suspension.

Suspension And Weak Tyres

Whether your car has taken a recent bashing from one of the many, many potholes on the Devon roads or the tyres’ friction has rubbed off due to snow, rain, dirt and debris or salt and grit from a snowy day, it is most essential that the potential issue with the car suspension is immediately sorted to save you from a future accident. With a worn suspension system, your stopping distance can be affected by up to 20% and your cars wheel alignment will suffer. What is wheel alignment?

Maybe keep an eye out for any sagging on the different sides of your vehicle. Or if one tyre appears to be tilting or unaligned compared to the rest of your car, this could be a warning sign that the car has suffered from a major suspension problem and needs dealing with sooner than later.

Random Wheel Bumps And Rumbling Noises

Your car should feel like the ultimate protective shield against any problems the road and UK highways may throw at you. Its suspension springs are literally metal coils that absorb the road shock and energy without wobbling the passenger around internally. However, should your journey feel bumpier than usual or the car is bouncing or thumping loudly on every small crack in the road, your springs may have had a car suspension malfunction and need replacement as quickly as possible.

What Are Suspension Oil Leaks

The last thing you need from your car is for it to start leaking oil whilst on the road or your driveway. This can indicate some serious problems with your oil tank – but, upon further digging around, it may instead actually turn out to be a potential suspension problem with your car.

If you take the time and look under your car and examine the struts or shock absorbers, and they appear to be covered in a liquid that feels greasy, this could actually mean that they are leaking breaker fluid and on the verge of breaking down and failing. Less breaker fluid means less stability for your car. That is the last thing you need when driving down a busy motorway or one of Devon’s famous back lanes!

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