The point of any suspension system is to decrease the level of bumpiness you might feel while you drive. Suspensions are designed to smooth out your ride by using shock-absorbing components. Springs and other dampers can decrease how much your car shakes as you drive. If you notice that you feel more road surface while driving, this could be a sign of a faulty suspension.
Why Does Your Car Pull To One Side
One of the main reasons you might notice your car is drifting left or right is an issue with your shock absorbers. However, if you only notice this issue when braking, it could be an issue with uneven brakes. Another potential cause issues with your tires. Differences in pressure can lead to drifting. It is important to rotate your tires and check the treads to make sure your tires are wearing down evenly. But if you notice that your car is drifting while at speed and there aren’t issues with your tires, this is often a sign that your suspension is not correctly aligned. Take a look at your shock absorbers and the rest of your suspension system for any signs of damage. Otherwise, consider having a mechanic perform a professional examination.
Feeling Bumps While Driving
One of the main signs that there is an issue with your suspension is if your vehicle shudders or rattles when driving on an uneven surface. While it is completely normal to experience some shuddering when driving on an unpaved road or hitting a pothole, if you notice that your car rides no longer feel smooth while on paved roads, this is likely a sign that there is an issue with your shock absorbers.
Your Vehicle Leans In One Direction
If you notice that one corner of your car or truck seems higher or lower than the other corners, this could be a sign that there is an issue with your suspension alignment or with your absorption springs. Once again this could also be a sign that one of your tires is flat. Rotating your tires and making sure they are properly inflated can prevent your car from being unequally aligned. However, if your tires are in fine condition and you notice that your car seems cooked, inspect the shocks to see if there are any signs of damage.
Suspension Repair Service in Boston
Everett Transmission performs suspension repair and other mechanical repair services at our location in Greater Boston. We provide towing services to drivers throughout Greater Boston so if you are concerned that your vehicle is unsafe to drive, please give us a call to set up a tow. For all other inquiries please call us or use our online scheduler.