What Are the Different Types of Suspension Repair?
Dynamic Automotive is Frederick, Maryland's one-stop-shop for all automotive repair needs. One of the areas in which we specialize is the suspension, the component that is responsible for supporting the weight of the vehicle, and ensuring smooth and controlled driving dynamics. If you suspect your suspension isn't performing at optimum capacity, visit us today for suspension repair!
The Different Parts of a Suspension
In its most basic form, the suspension is what connects your vehicle to its wheels to create a well-balanced, comfortable ride by absorbing road imperfections. There is a variety of parts located in a suspension system that is necessary for performance, including the shocks, struts, coil springs, bushings, bearings, joints, linkages, and axles. The springs, shocks, and struts are arguably three of the most important and influential to a suspension. The springs absorb the bumps and road impact, the struts support the springs, and the shocks absorb residual movement that helps limit bounce.
Signs You Need Suspension Repair
More often than not, your vehicle will let you know if there is a problem with the suspension that warrants suspension repair. One of the most recognizable signs is a rough ride where you can feel every bump in the road or if the bump causes your car to "bounce" when traveling over it. Another indicator is if you feel the vehicle lurch forward and downward when you brake, which also affects how quickly your vehicle is able to stop. Drifting or pulling when turning is a clear sign of a failing suspension system; it indicates that the shocks are unable to keep the vehicle stable during a turn. Uneven tire treads and bald spots are the most common visual measures of a bad suspension. This happens when the suspension can't support the car evenly, creating uneven amounts of pressure on the tires.
Common Suspension Problems
The only way to know exactly what is wrong with your suspension is with an inspection conducted by our trained technicians. Oftentimes, suspension repair is needed because of a failing strut or shock. These components can become dented, physically damaged, or produce a leak. Springs start to sag and can break when they wear, which results in the vehicle sitting lower to the ground in one corner. We have the tools and resources to replace the springs, struts, shocks, car bushings, tie rods, control arms, and ball joints, all of which wear over time. Certain components are more prone to wearing, malfunctioning, or breaking, which is why we recommend annual inspections to ensure every part is in optimal condition. If not, we can begin the next steps to suspension service or suspension repair.
Bring Your Car in for Reputable Service Today
At Dynamic Automotive, you can count on our team of technicians to perform expert suspension repair and address any questions. Contact us at (301) 662-3300 to discuss any problems you may be experiencing or download our app to send us photos or videos. We also offer digital vehicle inspections to accommodate all lifestyles. We look forward to working with you soon at 11 Byte Court, Suite D!