Signs You’ve Got Problems With Your Vehicle’s Suspension

Let’s talk about the signs that your vehicle has suspension problems. The reason why this is important is that your vehicle’s suspension helps you control your automobile. Problems with the suspension can make controlling your automobile difficult and might even cause an accident. Auto Solutions would be happy to inspect your car, truck, utility vehicle, or van’s suspension if you notice any of the following signs of problems below.


As you probably know, part of what your vehicle’s suspension does is absorb the road bumps so you don’t feel them inside the car. If you have been feeling the bumps lately, however, your shocks and struts may be worn down and need to be replaced. A bumpy ride can also indicate problems with the suspension springs and the vehicle’s axles.

Low Corner

Speaking of suspension springs, if you notice that your automobile is sitting lower on one wheel, it’s possible that you have a broken suspension spring on that wheel. Another sign that you have a broken suspension spring is hearing the wheel clunk when you go over a bump. It’s important to get the suspension spring replaced right away to avoid additional suspension damage.


Your shocks have oil inside of them to help them absorb the road bumps. As they age, they will begin to leak out that oil. You can check to see if you have oily shocks by reaching up underneath your wheels and touching them. If they are covered in oil, you’ve got leaking shocks that need to be replaced.


Another sign that your vehicle has a suspension problem is pulling to the side. When your wheels are not aligned, your vehicle will either drift to the right or left even though you have the steering wheel pointed straight. Wheel alignment keeps the wheels centered on the road. If your wheels are not aligned properly, your vehicle will drift.


When we say squatting, we don’t mean living on somebody’s property for free. Rather, we mean that the suspension prevents your vehicle from squatting when you press down on the accelerator. It also prevents your vehicle from nosediving when you step on the brakes. Finally, it prevents the vehicle from leaning when you turn around corners. If your vehicle is doing any of these things, you have a suspension problem.


Finally, you shouldn’t have problems steering your automobile. If the steering wheel feels strange or is making groaning noises when you use it, it would be a good idea to have the steering system checked.

We can do that here at Auto Solutions in Orlando, FL, so give us a call today to schedule an appointment.

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