Suspension & Shocks 101
As it burns fuel your engine produces exhaust fumes and vibrations that can sound like a loud hum or rattle. The exhaust system works to direct exhaust fumes out of your engine, preventing the fumes from building up and damaging your engine. The muffler deadens these vibrations, keeping your ride smooth and quiet. We encourage regular inspections and maintenance so you can correct trouble spots before they become more costly problems.
At Velasquez Complete Auto Care, we service and repair mufflers and exhaust systems for every make and model. Car, truck, van or SUV, well stop the noise and get you back on the road quickly.
- Coil springs: These are the parts that absorb the impact when a vehicle hits a bump in the road
- Shock absorbers: Sometimes called the shocks or dampers, this part supports the coil spring to further reduce the impact of a bump or pothole
- Rods: These parts work together to link different parts of the suspension system together
- Joints & Bearings: These parts allow certain components of the suspension system to make sliding actions
- Your vehicle takes a nosedive when you hit the brakes.
- Your vehicle pulls to the side when you drive it down the road.
- Your vehicle feels like it drifts when you turn a corner.
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Why Service Is Important
The steering and suspension system should be inspected a minimum of once a year to prevent significant repairs. Anytime you feel indicators of steering or suspension complications, have your mechanic evaluate your car to correct the difficulty rapidly. Extended steering and suspension problems will bring about extreme safety dangers soon.
Indicators that you need your steering and suspension system examined consist of:
- Pulling to the side
- Complications steering
- Issues driving over uneven roads or dips
- The vehicle continues to bounce after going over a bump
- Tires wander or shake
- Steering appears to be sliding
To help see if your steering and shocks are working effectively, and a specialist may check all of your steering and suspension elements and will also inspect:
- Power steering fluid
- The rigidity of nuts and bolts
- Uneven tires or wear
- Unbalanced tires
- Loose or used power steering belts
-Troubles with alignment
- Shocks and/or Struts
- Steering Wheel Alignment
When should shocks, struts & coil springs be replaced?
These suspension components do not need to be replaced at specific mileage intervals, so understanding how to identify when it's time to get them checked out is essential. Shocks and struts wear out over time, and if you notice excessive bouncing or nose dives when your car is in motion.
Shocks, struts & coil springs are integral components of the suspension system, and their wear has a genuine impact on the safety & comfort of your vehicle. Your car, truck, or SUV should be steady and stable at all times, whether you are braking, accelerating, or turning so that you can maintain control as you drive. They also prevent your car or truck from bouncing, keeping your tires in constant contact with the road.
Difference Between Shocks, Struts & Coil Springs?
If your car is designed with shocks, the coil springs are mounted between the wheels and the vehicle frame. On the other hand, struts are essentially a coil spring and shock absorber all in one piece. When you drive over a bump, the car bounces on coil springs, reducing the driver and passengers' feeling of instability. What's the difference between shocks, struts & coil springs?
If your car is designed with shocks, the coil springs are mounted between the wheels and the vehicle frame. On the other hand, struts are essentially a coil spring and shock absorber all in one piece. When you drive over a bump, the car bounces on coil springs, reducing the driver and passengers' feeling of instability. Keep your car safe and stable with quality service from Velasquez Complete Auto Care.