Have you recently been in a car accident? Haven’t got your car serviced in a while? Your car may have suspension problems and you won’t even know.
So what are the signs that your car has suspension problems?
1. Steering difficulty
You’re a good driver, you’re not driving at a high speed, but you still seem to be having difficulty with steering. This can be a sign that there are either difficulties with your steering or suspension system.
You may notice the car feels like it is pulling to the side even when you are driving straight. You may even have problems turning.
If you notice any steering difficulties, we recommend visiting your local mechanic to get the problem fixed as soon as possible.
2. Feeling bumps while driving
Have you noticed that your car trips suddenly feel a lot more bumpy than usual? This can be a big indicator that your car has suspension problems.
If you have suspension problems, you may notice it feels like your car is swaying after going over bumps in the road. Your car may even make audible noises when it hits bumps.
3. One side of the car sitting low
Does it look like one corner of your car is sitting lower than the rest? It may not be just your imagination – you may have a damaged spring.
Double-check your tyres – are they all equally inflated? If you notice a side that is sitting lower, you can push your weight down on the boot of the car. Does the suspension make a creaking or squeaking sound? If it does, you need to book an appointment with your mechanic to check your suspension.
4. Diving, rolling or squatting
Have you noticed your car leans forward (nose dives), leans side to side (rolls) or leans backward (squats)?
If you have noticed at least one of these, you may have a problem with the shock absorbers.
You can test this by undertaking the bounce test. To do the bounce test, push your entire body weight on the car’s bonnet. When you release your weight, count the number of time the car bounces. If it bounces more than three times, you have a problem with your shock absorbers or struts.
If you notice any of these warning signs, it is important to take your car to a mechanic as soon as possible. It is dangerous to drive while you have suspension problems.
Have you noticed your car suspension problems? Book an appointment with Moranbah Discount Mechanic & Tyres today.