Tips: Suspension Problem Diagnosis

Your car suspension that includes the 4×4 shocks, springs, and others is one of the essential components of your vehicle. It is responsible for making the ride comfortable, safe, and easy. The coilover, shock absorbers, and other parts of it connect the car’s body to the wheels. It’s basically the one that keeps everything in one piece.

CoiloversThe suspension is important because it dampens the up and down movement of the vehicle’s leaf springs every single time you drive in tough and uneven roads. The racing coilovers help in the control and management of bouncing movement, thereby making your ride stable and comfortable in different road conditions.

But just like any other part of the car, the suspension system also comes under constant abuse, especially if you are always on the road with adverse conditions.

In order to prevent major repairs and the risk of accidents, it is highly recommended that you, as the owner of the vehicle, conduct your own suspension problem diagnosis. Find what the problems are and then address them as soon as you can. You don’t want a full blown suspension issue right on your face because for sure, it’ll cost a lot.

Do you feel like one or all your wheels are shimmy when you drive? This problem refers to the back and forth movement the wheels of the car create when driving. Keep in mind that this one is a glaring sign of a serious problem coming right at you. When this happens, you may be experiencing any of the following:

  • There’s at least one rapidly deflating tire. What this means is that you will have to inflate it as soon as possible. Even if there is only one soft tire, don’t forget to check the rest.

  • Your wheels may no longer be aligned. If this is the case, you don’t have a choice but to take your car to the shop for wheel alignment. While doing so, you might as well get your coilover, shock absorbers, and other parts of the suspension checked up.

  • There might also be a steering problem. Supposed you see there are no signs of excessive wear or unevenness in the tires, but there is some difficulty in steering, the likely cause is a malfunction or damage in any of the steering components.

  • Finally, keep it a habit to check for excessive and uneven wear in the tires. One example is when the inner side of the tires is beginning to wear out faster compared to the outer part. In this case, the problem is definitely on the wheel alignment or there is wheel imbalance.

There are still a lot of other concerns on your car suspension aside from the wheels and tires. But remember this: when the problem requires a major overhaul, you have no other choice or option but to leave it to the professionals. You have the freedom to purchase the parts needed to be replaced but you have to let them do the repairs and replacement for you.


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