Common Indications of Suspension Trouble

Common Indications of Suspension Trouble


For smooth handling and safe driving, you'll want to keep your suspension in excellent condition. When you first notice a sign of suspension trouble, it's best to get to the shop for an inspection. Here are seven signs that it's time for suspension repair.

Drifting/Swaying

As long as you're following the speed limit, it shouldn't seem like you're drifting or swaying when you take sharp turns. But if you do get this sense, it could be due to a suspension problem.

Doesn't Pass the Bounce Test

A quick test can help you get a sense of whether your suspension is in rough shape. First off, make entirely sure your vehicle is securely parked and not liable to roll. Then, head to the front end and use all of your power to press down on it. Rock it twice and release. Next, go to the vehicle's rear and repeat this step. Upon letting go, your vehicle shouldn't rock on its own more than two or three times. If it does rock more, then there's reason to be concerned about your suspension's health.

Bald Spots on Tires

Failing shocks/struts can cause tire tread to wear down in an uneven fashion. Consequently, bald spots could start to develop on your tires.

Braking Issues

If your shocks are in poor condition, it may feel like your vehicle is lunging forward at a downward angle when you engage the brakes. With a bad suspension, it can also take longer to come to a complete stop once you've started braking.

Bouncy Driving

A familiar sign of suspension trouble is that your vehicle starts to bounce excessively whenever you go over any little bump in the road.

Visible Damage/Leakage

It's likely that you'll need to replace your shocks if you can see that oil has begun leaking out onto them.

Looks Low in One Corner

If your vehicle appears to be sitting lower in one corner, it could be because of a damaged spring. With a failing spring, you'll probably hear clunking sounds whenever you drive on rough patches of road.

If you need auto repair, be sure to bring your vehicle to a reputable shop. For suspension repair in Phoenix, Peoria, and Glendale, AZ, contact the experts at Landmark Auto & Diesel Repair at (602) 875-0537. Feel free to give Landmark Auto & Diesel Repair a call today to make an appointment for your vehicle's repair or maintenance needs!


Landmark Auto and Diesel Repair Blog
Posted: March 14, 2021

Written and Published By MORBiZ