- September 26, 2016
- In Suspension
What is it?
Suspension is the term given to the system of components, springs, shock absorbers and linkages that connects a vehicle to the road surface via the wheels and tyres.
Where is it?
The suspension is located across all 4 wheels of car.
Indicators of faults:
Badly cupped tires and/or noticeable tire shaking.
Wheel shimmy or vibration after hitting a bump.
Suspension bottoming on rough roads or when backing out of a driveway.
A bouncy ride.
Body sway or rocking when cornering or driving in strong crosswinds.
Nose dive when braking hard.
Fluid leaking from a strut or shock.
Poor wheel alignment.
Damage to shock absorbers.
Damage to springs.
Damage to ball joints.
Damage to control arms.