How to Know Your Suspension is Malfunctioning

Stay Safe and Comfortable on the Road

The suspension system of your car is an important component in keeping it safe and comfortable on the road. Without it, driving would become increasingly difficult and hazardous. Unfortunately, even with proper maintenance, some parts of your suspension system can still suffer from wear and tear over time which can lead to dangerous driving conditions. It’s important to know what signs you should look out for so that any suspension repairs you need can be done quickly and efficiently.

The most common symptom of a malfunctioning suspension system is an uncomfortable ride. If you notice that your car’s handling has become unfamiliar or the ride has become bumpier than usual then there could be something wrong with one or more of its parts. Additionally, increased vibrations coming from underneath or within the cabin are another tell-tale sign that something is wrong.

It’s also possible for parts of the suspension system to break off completely after continual use—this could present itself as a loud thumping noise coming from underneath your vehicle as you drive over bumps or irregularities in the road surface. In these cases, it’s essential for you to seek professional help immediately as further continued use could damage other components within the vehicle, resulting in expensive repairs!

Another potential sign of a broken or malfunctioning suspension system is uneven tire wear. As your car goes over bumps, the suspension system should be designed to absorb and distribute the shock evenly. If it fails to do this then there's a good chance that the tires will suffer from an unequal pressure distribution, leading to premature wear and tear.

Also, you should look out for a burning smell coming from underneath your vehicle. This could be caused by parts within the suspension rubbing against each other as you drive, resulting in excessive friction, heat and potentially further damage if left unchecked.

If you think that you may need suspension repair, bring your car into Eagle Automotive & Transmission in Friendswood, TX, as soon as possible. Our technicians are highly experienced in servicing suspensions and will work hard to ensure that all repairs are done professionally and reliably!

Written by Developer Autoshop