The purpose of the suspension system is to give you a stable, smooth and safe ride. Unfortunately, the suspension is at the front of the line when facing road abuse, which means these parts wear out—and break—first. If you’re fearing trouble from down under, rest easy knowing that Viking Automotive of Midvale, Utah excels at pinpointing the problem. We don’t start replacing parts loosey goosey, but begin with the basics (and most cost-effective options) such as checking bolts and nuts. Sometimes something as minor as this is the cause for your problems.Perhaps the most well known sign of a suspension problem is if your car pulls to one side while driving. Many things can cause this: a bad alignment, low tire pressure, uneven tire wear, worn out steering components or even a sticking break caliper.
What to Watch For
Another common sign is a shimmying steering wheel, and the causes may be the same as a car that pulls to one side. The third common thing to watch out for is if your car is “bouncing” over bumps and dips. Unless you recently installed a hydraulics system you forgot about, this isn’t normal. It could be from worn out struts or shocks, or from a slipped leaf spring.From a steering wheel that feels like it’s “slipping” to one that’s tough to steer, keep a close eye out for any of these suspension system red flags. Sometimes it’s something as simple as adding power steering fluid, sometimes it’s a worn out steering belt, or perhaps the rack or a steering pump needs adjusting. Your suspension system is nothing to gamble with, which is why Viking Automotive takes being there for their Midvale, Utah neighbors seriously.