How to Tell if Your Suspension Needs a Tune-Up

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How to Tell if Your Suspension Needs a Tune-UpOur team at Panache Auto Werke knows that you depend on your car in order to go about your daily routine, and because of that, we want to help you keep it in the best possible condition. One of the most important parts of any vehicle is the suspension, or the system that connects the body of the car to the wheels. Suspension problems spell serious trouble for any driver, and it’s best to get them taken care of as early as possible so as to prevent the worst of the damage. In this article, our team will go over a few ways to tell if your suspension needs a tune-up.

  • Rough Ride- One sign that you may be due for a suspension tune-up is your car’s ride becoming rougher. If you are starting to feel every bump in the road or your vehicle is starting to bounce whenever you run over the slightest imperfection in the pavement, we encourage you to bring your car in so that our experts can take a look at it.
  • Drifting During Turns- Another clear sign that your suspension is having trouble is any drifting or pulling action as you turn. If your car is moving in unexpected ways as you turn it, you should call our team right away–this drifting sensation is a sign that your suspension is no longer effectively stabilizing your car against the centrifugal force of the turn, and the car is at a greater risk of rolling over.
  • Nose Dips When Stopping- A third sign that you need a tune-up for your suspension is the car taking a “nose dive” when you stop quickly. If your vehicle is starting to lurch forward whenever you apply the brakes firmly, then you most likely have a suspension problem, and one that can even affect your ability to stop quickly at all.