Bumpy Rides? Check Your Car's Suspension!

Gaadi Bazaar
15 Jan 2024
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Bumpy Rides? Check Your Car's Suspension!

Table Of Content

  • What is the Suspension System?
  • What do You Need to Look Out for?
  • Signs Explained
    • Difficulty in Steering
    • Greasy Shock Absorbers
    • Car Leans, Lurches or Dips During Halts
    • Tire Treads are Uneven
    • Rough and Bumpy Driving
  • Final Thought

What is the Suspension System?

Many different car elements make up the suspension of your car. The system comprises springs, shock absorbers, struts, ball joints, and several other components. These parts decide how the vehicle handles terrains, wheels, and tyres. Your car's suspension also helps manage the car's wear and tear, especially while driving on uneven terrains.

What do You Need to Look Out for?

  • Your car will pull towards one side while taking a turn.
  • The car continues to bounce after going on a speed breaker or something.
  • The car dips when the brakes are pressed.
  • The car sits lower on one side when parked.
  • You will have difficulty in controlling the steering.
  • You will find yourself in bumpy drives.

Signs Explained

Difficulty in Steering

There might be issues with the alignment of the wheels if your car pulls to one side while driving.

Overinflation or underinflation of the tyres can also result in the car pulling to one side while driving. However, it would be best if you also examined the life and health of the suspension when you find this happening.

Greasy Shock Absorbers

You must know that the shock absorbers must be dry. Oily or greasy shock absorbers are a result of leaking car fluid. This could pose a severe threat to your car if left untreated. If the shock absorbers are faulty, your rides will be bouncier.

Car Leans, Lurches or Dips During Halts

While driving a car, you stay still inside. You must check the car's suspension if you move forward or jolt during a regular halt or stop. Dipping and lurching while applying brakes indicate that the shock absorbers have been worn out. This also causes delays in stopping the vehicle while pressing the brakes, resulting in a collision if left untreated.

Uneven Tire Treads

All the tyres must wear out at the same time and rate. All tyre parts that touch the ground should wear down evenly because of friction. If one of the tyres wears out quicker than the rest, the car is not held evenly. You must check the alignment of the wheels if you find yourself in such a situation.

Rough and Bumpy Driving

When you take your car on certain terrains, you bounce more. It is healthier for your vehicle if you drive on smooth terrains. Keeping an eye on the suspension system and how it works can help save your car from lasting and more extensive damage.

Final Thought

Not everyone knows that car suspension needs more care than they think. The performance of the wheels and their alignment must be maintained. You do not need Jolting and bumpy drives after paying so much for cars. Lousy suspension can cause substantial damage to your vehicle. You must know the warning signs of the suspension system for better vehicle maintenance.

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