Suspension System Service & Repair
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Your vehicle’s suspension system helps provide a safe and comfortable ride by ensuring that your wheels stay in contact with the road. If your ride’s gotten bumpy, it’s time to have your suspension system, shocks and struts checked by the expert technicians at your local Boardman, OH AAMCO Suspension Repair center.
SUSPENSION SYSTEM DIAGNOSTICS, REPAIR, AND MAINTENANCE
You can tell if your vehicle has bad struts and shocks or worn springs if your ride has become bouncy or uncomfortable, if your vehicle bottoms out, the front end of the vehicle dives or loses control while making a sudden stop, the vehicle swerves more than normal when you change lanes, or if the vehicle sags in the front or the rear. If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, visit an AAMCO location for a FREE Vehicle Courtesy check and we’ll help you find out whether you need new shocks, struts, or another suspension services.
Shocks are designed to provide measured resistance when the wheels on your vehicle move up and down, or when your vehicle’s chassis leans when you turn. The quality of your shocks helps determine how smooth your driving experience is. Due to the constant motion your car, truck or SUV shocks can often wear out in 25,000 to 30,000 miles.
Given the importance of shocks to your vehicle, many manufacturers recommend that you have your shocks checked once a year with a certified suspension service.
The McPherson strut suspension system, which is used by most vehicles today, combines coil springs and shocks into one unit. Struts control spring and suspension movement, which keeps tires in contact with the road. Struts are more expensive, but have a longer life than normal shock absorbers.
Struts do also experience wear, however, and many manufacturers recommend they are checked once a year.
COIL SPRING SERVICE
Coil springs work together with shocks and struts to keep your vehicle’s bounce to a minimum. As they age, all springs will sag and weaken. Coil springs should be checked once a year.