Your suspension is the system that connects your wheels to your vehicle, controls your handling and delivers a good ride as you cruise around Calgary. Your suspension is critical for proper steering, stopping and stability.

What Causes Damage to a Vehicle’s Suspension?

Alberta roads are rough on vehicles – every time you hit a pothole, a bump or an object in the road, your suspension system has to absorb the impact and maintain control. Your suspension has a lot of joints and pivot points that allow your wheels to move up and down over bumps and to turn as you steer. These parts include ball joints, tie rod ends, the pitman, idler arms and the control arm bushing. They simply wear out over time.

When a joint or other part is worn, the suspension parts don’t fit together as tightly as they should. Handling and steering has a loose feel and you may hear strange noises. Your tires will wear unevenly because they’re bouncing down the road a little off kilter. A loose joint has the effect of stressing other suspension components so they wear out faster than they should. Sometimes a suspension part can be bent from hitting a rock or curb or by slamming into a big pothole.

Our Vehicle Suspension Services in Calgary

When your service advisor at Precision Alignment & Brake inspects your vehicle, he’ll look for signs of suspension problems:

  • uneven tire wear
  • excessive play in suspension components
  • and other visible damage

We can replace the worn or damaged parts and restore safe handling. It’s a great idea to take care of these problems right away before they become more expensive to repair. Let us help you keep your vehicle operating safely, and saving money on future repairs and tire replacement.

How will I Know when My Vehicle’s Suspension Needs to be Serviced?

A cupped wear pattern on the tires is often a sign that the shocks or struts are wearing out. This is from the shocks bouncing unevenly. You may notice a floaty or drifting sensation when cornering. If the front of your vehicle dives excessively when stopping, or rocks back and forth after you stopped, your shocks may be worn out. And if they are leaking fluid, it’s definitely time to replace them. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, come see us at Precision Alignment & Brake in Calgary for a suspension inspection. Same if you’ve been in an accident that involved one of your vehicle wheels.

Worn or broken shocks can cause premature wear or failure on other suspension parts such as ball joints and other steering components as well. If your vehicle suspension actually fails, it could lead to a serious accident, immediate repair is important.

Contact Us to Setup an Auto Repair Appointment Today!

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