Three signs your car is in need of a suspension repair

We often take our vehicles suspension systems for granted. After years of supporting heavy metal, the shocks will begin to wear out and suspension repair will be needed. Issues with your vehicles suspension system can often be tricky to diagnose.

Though it’s easy to identify the symptoms, figuring out the source of the problem can be difficult. If you notice any of the following indicators, it’s important you get your vehicle looked at by a professional, as weak or faulty suspension parts can cause safety issues and increased tyre wear.

Rough

Have you recently been experiencing a rough and bumpy ride within your vehicle? This is a sure sign that your suspension system is starting to wear and repair is needed. If you are driving on a flat, paved road but driving feels like you are off-road, it’s time to contact a specialist.

This could indicate that your shock absorbers have had a leak. Shock absorbers are designed to keep tyres on the road and when they’re not working as they should, you’ll be able to feel every tiny bump you drive over.

Pulling

If your car is pulling to the left or right, it can indicate a number of issues with your vehicle. These can include alignment issues, uneven tyre pressure and suspension issues. Cars that pull to one side are one of the hardest problems to self-diagnose, so taking your vehicle to a trained professional is highly advised.

Vehicles that pull to one side can be extremely dangerous to yourself and those around you, and often the problem can be fixed by simply inflating or rotating tyres. Other times it could involve more work, so it’s vital to get it checked.

Difficult Steering

Whilst the pulling of your car may make steering difficult, if you are also experiencing an issue when driving slowly it could indicate an issue with your suspension system. Suspension issues can cause steering to feel like it’s slipping when you turn the wheel or hold it in a turned position.

These problems can be due to a number of reasons including low power steering fluid, a worn or loose power steering belt or a faulty power steering pump. However, it is advised to take your vehicle to a professional who can identify and treat the issues as soon as possible.

Taking the time to recognise the symptoms of suspension issues can be the difference between a safe journey and a dangerous one. Suspension faults that are left undiagnosed and untreated can cause further damage to other vehicle parts, over time increasing the repair bill.

Here at Eden Tyres, we have fully trained professionals and the most up to date equipment to ensure your vehicles suspension system is in perfect working order. If you’re unsure about the suspension in your car, visit us in branch today. Alternatively you can get in touch with a member of the team by giving us a call on 0845 299 7955 or by visiting our contact page.