Whenever you run over a bump or pothole, you can thank your suspension system for minimizing the vibrations in your vehicle. The suspension system is responsible for keeping your drives comfortable and maximizing your vehicle’s steering stability. Without it, you would feel every bump on the road and have a hard time controlling your vehicle. So when it runs into problems, make sure you visit Austin’s Pro Max in Tacoma, Washington. Our professionally trained technicians and office staff utilize the latest tools and service techniques to ensure your suspension system is finely tuned and aligned. Whether it suffers from poor wheel alignment or a broken spring, we’ll know how to handle every problem your suspension system will have.
Due to the amount of stress your suspension system takes while you operate your vehicle, it comes as no surprise that a component could become worn or damaged over time. When that does happen, it’s important for you to understand the early signs of deterioration or malfunction. By knowing the signs, you’ll be able to prevent any serious issues from occurring, which will also help you avoid a hefty service bill. Here are a couple of signs that you should look out for!
Yes, your wheels are actually part of your vehicle’s suspension system. The alignment of your wheels consists of three parts -- the toe, camber, and caster. If any of these three are knocked off alignment, you’ll have a difficult time controlling your vehicle. From the steering wheel not being centered to minor or major vibrations, there are a handful of problems you'll encounter. If not quickly handled, the misalignment will make driving difficult and other components could get damaged as well.
Shock absorbers are responsible for reducing the amount of bumping and shaking you feel when on the road. If the shock absorbers are damaged, you’ll feel the side effects during your drive as the tires won't be able to maintain consistent contact with the road. A common cause for this is when the fluid within the absorber starts to leak. Make sure you visit our shop as soon as possible, as this could lead to bigger problems down the road.
The springs are responsible for holding the weight of your vehicle. If you notice one side of your vehicle is sitting lower than the other, that indicates something is wrong with your springs. Some issues you’ll run into include scraping the bottom end of your vehicle and inconsistent cornering, as the damaged spring won't be able to support the weight of your vehicle and its speed.
If you notice something is wrong with your vehicle’s suspension system, make sure you schedule a visit with Austin’s Pro Max in Tacoma, WA. Our professionally trained technicians and office staff will have the services your vehicle needs so it can run smoothly on the roads. Give us a call at 253-472-1336 and schedule an appointment with us today! In the area and want to stop by our shop? Visit us at 5602 South Tacoma Way, we look forward to helping you and your vehicle achieve the best results possible!