6 Signs of a Suspension Problem


Your suspension does much more than just provide you with a comfortable ride. It actually helps to maintain your safety while driving. If your shocks or struts are shot, it can take you some 20% percent longer to arrive at a complete stop after you've begun braking. Here's a look at six signs that you need suspension repair.


It shouldn't ever feel like you're drifting or swaying when you take sharp turns. If it does, you have reason to suspect a suspension issue.

"Nose Diving" Sensation

If your shocks are shot, when braking it might feel like your vehicle is lurching forward at a downward angle.

Visible Damage/Leakage

If you can actually see oil leaking onto your shocks, then you'll want to get to the shop right away for probable replacement.

Fails the Bounce Test

There's a simple test you can perform to help you figure out if your shocks/struts are shot. With your car parked in a safe place, press down on the front end with all of your weight and then rock it a couple of times before letting go. Then head around to the back of the vehicle and do the same on the rear end. When you release, if the vehicle rocks more than two or three times, then you may well have a problem with your shocks/struts.

Uneven Tire Wear

Worn out shocks or struts can cause uneven tire wear, which can ultimately culminate in bald spots.

Smooth Road Feels Bumpy

If the road appears to be smoothly paved, but it feels like you're hitting bumps, then you may well have a suspension problem.

If you're in need of suspension repair, be sure to visit a reputable shop. For auto repair in Spokane and Airway Heights, WA, the experts to contact are at Inland Sales & Service at 509-202-4025. Go ahead and give Inland Sales & Service a call today for all of your repair and maintenance needs!

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Written By Brian Corey

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