Suspension Smooths Out the Bumps

The suspension that sits in between the frame and your wheels is what smooths out the drive and makes off-road driving possible. Failed or faulty suspension is very dangerous if not addressed, so it’s important to take your car for inspection at places like Steve Hopkins Honda in Fairfield, CA if you experience signs like these when driving:

  • Oil on shock absorbers
  • Loss of smoothness over bumps
  • The car sways or pulls from side to side when driving
  • The wheels don’t advance because of suspension failure
Common Suspension Parts

Here are some suspension parts to be aware of when performing a DIY inspection:

  • Leaf springs
  • Coil springs
  • Control arms
  • Sway bar
  • Macpherson struts
  • Shock absorbers

Some luxury cars even have air ride suspension that uses a built-in air compressor to keep the shocks inflated. You’ll notice failed air ride suspension when the car’s body appears to have fallen on one specific side.

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