It’s no secret that spring and summer roads can be a bit rough due to winter damage. While your vehicle’s suspension was made to keep you comfortable and safe while bouncing over potholes, it can also cause wear and tear to suspension components. Most suspension components are rated to last 50,000 miles or more, but above-average driving on bumpy roads can cause them to wear out sooner.
Luckily, there are some signs that you can look for to let you know when you might be in need of suspension repairs.
Signs Your Vehicle Needs Suspension Repairs
Hearing a Squeaking Noise When Going Over Bumps
Do you hear a squeaking noise when you go over bumps? If you do, this can mean that your shock absorbers are worn out. This can also make it difficult to control your vehicle when going down the road, especially if it is a rough one.
Feeling Every Bump in the Road
Has your vehicle gone from gliding over bumps, to making you feel every single one you hit? If even the smallest of bumps can be felt inside the vehicle, you most certainly need some sort of suspension repair. It may be your shock absorbers, your springs, or even your piston-cylinder assembly. While you might not mind the extra vibrations, ignoring the issue can lead to more serious suspension component damage.
Your Vehicle Leans to One Side
Sometimes even when your suspension is wearing out, you may not notice any noise or excessive vibrations in the vehicle. Instead, another common sign is that your vehicle visibly leans to one side when it is at a stop or parked. This typically means that one or more of your springs is worn out, and no longer holding the vehicle up like it should. This problem will only get worse over time, and can even cause damage to additional suspension components, as the weight of your vehicle isn’t being properly distributed.
Steering is More Difficult
The final most common sign of suspension issues is problems with your steering when driving down the road. This is usually most noticeable when you are turning at low speeds, and it can mean that certain components need to be replaced, or simply that they need to be oiled for proper lubrication.
Let Jiffy Lube® Help With Your Suspension Concerns
Despite often being forgotten about or ignored, suspension components are some of the most important parts of your vehicle’s operation. They help make driving easier, and reduce vibrations within the vehicle cabin. If you are noticing any of the above signs of suspension wear, stop by your participating neighborhood Jiffy Lube® today! Our highly trained technicians can diagnose your issue, give you an accurate quote for repairs, and in many cases even get the repairs done the same day. Don’t let suspension issues make your daily commute loud and uncomfortable, suspension issues can be a thing of the past thanks to your participating neighborhood Jiffy Lube® location.
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