Though critical to your vehicle, your suspension often goes unnoticed until there’s a serious problem. To prevent major damage and expensive repairs, watch for these signs of suspension problems.
Pulling When Turning
When making a turn, do you feel your vehicle diving, pulling, or drifting? As long as you aren’t speeding around a corner, you shouldn’t feel this. Not only can this be annoying, it also increases your chances of rolling over. It’s likely that you need new shocks or struts, though a thorough inspection is smart.
One of the most common indicators of worn shocks or struts is an unusually rough ride. If the slightest bump or pothole feels extremely rough, it might be time for new shocks or struts. Excessive bouncing can also indicate that other suspension components need repair as well. You can also test this out with the bounce test, or look for a sagging corner of your vehicle when parked on level ground.
Uneven Tire Wear
Your tires can reveal all kinds of problems with your vehicle, from poor alignment to damaged shocks and struts. If you notice the tread on your tires wearing abnormally, take a closer look. If you see signs of cupping (uneven hills and valleys), you should have your suspension system inspected. Other signs if uneven wear such as feathering or single side wear can indicate problems with worn ball joints and more.
If you notice these signs of suspension problems, visit GM Exclusive in Vista, CA today! Call (760) 941-5002 for suspension repair near you.