The job of a car suspension is to maximize the friction between the tires and the road surface, to provide steering stability with good handling and to ensure the comfort of the passengers.
Symptoms of car suspension problems may include excessive bouncing and swaying, even at low speeds. At highway speeds, bumps in the road cause forward energy to be converted to vertical energy. The suspension springs of your suspension system must absorb this energy to keep your vehicle from lifting off the road, causing you to lose control. The problem is that suspension springs and shock absorbers wear out gradually over a period of months or years, and you may not notice the change in the handling characteristics of your vehicle. The car may not sit level and may not handle well on the road. Sometimes these symptoms may be subtle and not become evident until the you are in an emergency situation requiring a quick maneuver to avoid a collision.
You may not realize your car suspension is faulty until you need it most. If you feel your vehicle isn’t as responsive on the road as it used to be make an online appointment or call TL Motor today at (626) 331-3511 and get your Shocks / Suspension Repair or service today.