Signs My SUV’s Suspension Needs Work

SUVs are incredible pieces of machinery, and they rely on their suspension for stability and handling. Generally, you should have the suspension on your SUV checked once a year to make sure nothing needs to be replaced. If there is a problem with the suspension, you may notice one or more of the following things. Do not worry. We can repair your suspension.

Broken Suspension Spring

A broken suspension or leaf spring is going to cause the SUV to set lower on one wheel. You may not realize this is the case until you approach the vehicle from afar. You may see that the body of the SUV is sitting lower on one corner than the rest of the SUV. This points to a broken leaf spring.

Problems Going Straight

If you find that your SUV fights you when you want to go straight, you need to have the wheels realigned. In general, this should be done every two years or once a year at a minimum. The SUV wheels need to be aligned in order for you to control the large vehicle easily.

Problems Turning the SUV

You may also have problems controlling your SUV if the steering system has gone bad. Unfortunately, this means you may not be able to turn the utility vehicle. As such, we recommend that you have your SUV towed to our shop so we can inspect and repair the steering system.

An Uncomfortable Ride

The SUV’s body is heavy, and this can make it bounce quite a bit if it’s time for new struts and shocks. In fact, writing in the SUV will be extremely uncomfortable because the body will react to any uneven pavement. Fortunately, replacing the struts and shocks can repair this problem.

It can also repair the problem of momentum motion. In other words, the SUV’s body responds to what you are doing behind the wheel. For example, it may tilt severely when you turn around a corner. This can be dangerous because the SUV could roll. Head straight to our shop.

Leaking Struts or Shocks

Finally, if you suspect that you need new struts or shocks, check to see if they are leaking. They are located behind the wheels, so reach up and touch them. If they are leaking, they will feel greasy or oily.

We are here to help, so give us a call today so we can inspect your SUV’s suspension. If anything needs to be repaired, we can repair it.

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