Your car’s suspension system harnesses the power created in the engine and turns it into movement. It bears the weight of your car, absorbs impact, and provides responsive steering. Worn or loose shocks or struts effect the car’s control and stability as well as increased wear on tires and overall performance. Normal wear and tear on a vehicle means you’ll need to replace your suspension about every 50,000 miles. Any additional wear put on your car like towing, off road or unpaved driving conditions, and bumping repeatedly into those Longmont potholes can cause enough damage that your shocks and struts need repair or replacement before that 50k mark. Your shocks and struts wear out slowly over time so the change in handling may not be noticeable—keep that in mind.
To avoid any suspension issues we recommend having the shocks and struts examined yearly. Adding that inspection onto your regular wheel alignment is always a good idea. But if you’re noticing early signs of trouble, give Best Auto Repair of Longmont a call and we’ll make sure to keep your car in it’s best condition.
Warning signs of suspension problems include:
- Pulling to one side while driving
- Uneven tire wear
- Alignment off
- Excessive bouncing and swaying
- Rattling and clunking
We use quality NAPA brand parts for our shock and strut replacements that are backed by their National Warranty. Best Auto of Longmont also guarantees all our service and repair work.
Call Best Auto Repair of Longmont to get your suspension, shocks, and struts checked today.