Common Car Suspension Problems

When you first take your car out for a drive, you want to enjoy a smooth journey to and from wherever you are going. The last thing that you need is for your car to start jittering or become unusable on the road. If you suspect you have car suspension problems, then have the suspension diagnosed as quickly as possible so you can get back on the road.

Suspension And Tyre Wear

Whether your car has taken a bashing from one of the many potholes on the South Wales roads or the tyres’ friction has rubbed off due to snow, rain, dirt and debris or salt and grit from a snowy day, it is vital that any issues with your car suspension are immediately sorted to save you from a future problems. With a worn suspension system, your stopping distance can be affected by anything up to 20%.

Watch out for any sagging on all sides of your vehicle. If a single tyre appears to be tilting or unaligned compared to the rest of the vehicle, this is possibly a sign that the vehicle has suffered from a suspension problem.

Wheel Bumps, Grinds And Rumbling Noises

Your motor car should feel like a shield around you against all problems of the road. Its springs are metal coils that absorb shock and energy without throwing the passenger around. However, should your journey feel bumpier than usual or the car is bouncing or thumping loudly on every small crack in the road, your springs may have had a car suspension malfunction and need replacement.

Suspension And Leaks

The last thing you need from your car is for it to start leaking oil whilst out on the road. This can show some problems with your oil tank – but, upon further diagnosis, it may instead actually turn out to be a potential suspension issue.

If you look under your car and examine the struts or shocks, and they appear to be covered in a liquid that feels greasy, this may mean that they are leaking breaker fluid and on the verge of breaking down. Less breaker fluid means less stability for your car. That is the last thing you need when driving down a busy motorway!

How To Protect Your Cars Suspension

When you have finally confirmed that your car has suspension issues, you will need to have it fixed as soon as possible. Take it to a garage – such as Pontypool Accident and Repair Centre.

Car Suspension Repairs Near Me

Are you looking for a garage in Pontypool? At PARC Ltd, we have been an established independent garage since 1999. We have been offering our reliable and extensive services to customers throughout South Wales for 20 years, and we can help you. Whether you need vehicle repairs, a MOT test or car recovery, our friendly team can meet all of your requirements. We are proud to be Which? Trusted Traders, so you will always receive the best service!

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