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KEEPING YOUR SUSPENSION AND STEERING IN GOOD NICK
It’s really important to have regular checks on your suspension and steering, as often as every 6 months. Steering components can be
knocked out of alignment by speed humps and potholes, and poor steering puts yourself and your family at risk of accident.
The suspension’s most noticeable function is creating a smooth ride for you, but suspension also has an influence on steering and drive. The
main cause of suspension problems is simply time: most of the moving parts are made of rubber and can dry out and crack over a period of
At our garages in Hendon and Colindale where we serve customers from across the city of London, we check the suspension and steering fully
as part out our routine servicing. We’ll carry out repairs where necessary to make sure that you remain as safe and comfortable as possible.
SHOCK ABSORBERS – MORE THAN JUST A COMFORT POINT
One of the key components in your car’s suspension is the shock absorbers. Usually hydraulic or filled with gas, they control the bounce on
the vehicles. This serves two purposes – of course, it makes the ride more comfortable for you, but it also keeps the tyres firmly on the road.
Damaged shock absorbers can make brakes less efficient, make it harder to turn and contribute to uneven or exaggerated tyre wear. It’s
important to keep an eye on these elements.
CLUES THAT YOUR STEERING SYSTEM IS OUT OF ALIGNMENT
There are two major signs of steering misalignment. One is
uneven tyre wear; the other is biased steering.
This biased steering can be best noticed when the vehicle is
travelling in a straight line. If you’re driving straight and the
steering wheel isn’t straight, or if you’re trying to drive straight
and your car is trying to pull sideways, you’ve probably got a
problem with your steering system. We strongly recommend you
visit us as soon as possible, and we’ll check and – if necessary –
adjust your steering.
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HOW TO SPOT SUSPENSION ISSUES
As with steering problems, a tendency to drift or pull to one side should raise a warning flag. Obviously the ride will be less
comfortable than you’re used to, too.
But keep your ears open – one of the best indications of
suspension issues is a knocking noise from the front or rear of
your vehicle. This is most often heard when the car is pulling off
from a standstill, or when driving down bumpy roads and over
If you spot these signs, bring your car in to us for full suspension repairs.