SuspensionMaybe that pothole was deeper than it looked, or you car doesn’t handle quite like it used to, but more likely, it’s time for Suspension repair. Albuquerque NM has all of its own challenges when it comes to vehicle suspension, luckily, Advantage Automotive is here to make sure that your vehicle is well taken care of.

When it comes to Suspension Repairs, most drivers will simply wait for their suspension to become nearly useless before going in for suspension maintenance. But some of the side effects for worn out suspension can actually harm other parts of your vehicle and cost you more money in the long term. We wanted to go over some of the indicators of failing suspension, and what it means for your vehicle to help our customers lower the overall cost of maintenance.

Steering Pulls during a turn – When your vehicle suspension begins to wear out, you may feel a pull at the steering wheel when making a turn. This is often because the force of the turn is not being neutralized by the stability of your suspension. This increases the risk of a rollover, especially at high speeds and in a heavier vehicle.

Car does not ride smoothly – this is one of the classic signs of wear and tear. Feeling every bump and indent in the road is not exactly a pleasant experience. Not only does the constant jarring make it more difficult to control the vehicle, it is also adding unnecessary strain to other parts of the vehicle.

Uneven Tire Wear – as suspension wears down, it will place uneven pressure on the tires, this means that certain spots of the tire, or even one tire as a whole will be bearing the brunt of the weight. As we all know, tires are not cheap, and replacing them before their time is a serious pain in the pocketbook.

Nose Dive – if you notice that you vehicle takes a bit of dip when braking, its time to replace your suspension. More than an odd annoyance, this is actually a safety risk as it can increase the time and distance it takes to stop by up to 20%.

Suspension is one of the things that many drivers will take for granted, and because it takes time for suspension to wear out, we get used to poor performance from our vehicles. But nothing restores the drivability like fresh suspension. You will immediately feel a difference in the control and comfort of driving.

We invite you to contact us if you have any questions about your specific vehicle. If planned for, you may even consider choosing a higher quality system for your vehicle that can change a family cruiser in a luxury ride.

We look forward to earning your business.