At The Repair Shop @ Lehigh Fleet Services, we offer suspension services that keeps your vehicle safe on the road. Shocks and struts are an essential part of the suspension system that provides a smooth ride for you and your passengers.
Symptoms of Bad Shocks and Struts
Shocks and struts don’t go bad suddenly but rather they have a slow decline. If you're experiencing any of the symptoms below, bring your car to our shop and one of our auto mechanics will inspect your suspension system.
- A bouncy ride while driving
- Your tires may wear unevenly
- Car rocks when turning a corner
- When braking, the car shifts forward
Testing Your Shocks or Struts
So how can you tell your car needs shocks or struts? An easy way to test them is by pushing the car down up and down to see if there is a lot of bouncing before the car stops. Good shocks and struts will come back up and stop in the center right way while bad ones will bounce up and down. If you're unsure, bring your car to our shop and one of our auto technicians will inspect them.
Other components that support the suspension system are ball joints, control arms, tie rods and sway bar links. All components should be inspected to make sure they are in good working order. The condition of your suspension system is not just a matter of having a smooth ride, but it is one of the items needed to pass a state inspection. If you're experiencing an issue with your suspension system, walk in or schedule an appointment and we'll ensure your ride is smooth and safe.