The suspension on your vehicle is what is responsible for the way your vehicle rides. Vehicles are equipped with shocks or struts that are responsible for the way your vehicle handles and the ability for you to control your vehicle around turns.
How to tell if your suspension is beginning to fail:
The most obvious sign of a failing suspension is a bouncing feeling when you go over bumps. You start noticing every bump in the road and the ride is beginning to get rough. When the shocks or struts begin to fail, your vehicle will begin to pull when you turn. This is apparent because they are no longer supporting the stability of the weight of the body around the turn. This could ultimately result in a rollover of your vehicle. It is imperative that you schedule an appointment with your automotive repair shop if you notice this. You may also start to notice that the vehicle feels to “dip forward” or “nose dive” when you begin to stop. Old worn out shocks and struts can affect the ability of your vehicle to stop properly. Uneven tire wear will begin to be noticeable, as well. When the suspension begins to fail, the weight of your vehicle is not distributed properly, and it causes more stress in specific areas of the vehicle. If any of these signs are beginning to become apparent, it is necessary to schedule and appointment with your repair shop to have them inspected by an automotive technician.