Suspension Systems Pompano Beach, Fort Lauderdale & South Florida
Many people simply do not realize the importance of maintaining their car’s suspension systems. While they may remember to service their brakes, exhaust and tires, the suspension system is often overlooked. However, this is unfortunate, as this system is what helps you maintain control while driving on the road.
Rears and Leaf Springs
Rears and leaf springs absorb the impact of any vertical forces, which helps to keep your tires in direct contact with the road. While passenger vehicles typically have leaf springs in the rear and coils in the front, most SUVs and trucks have either coils in both the front and rear or independent rear and front suspension.
Struts and Shocks
Struts and shocks, or dampeners, dissolve the energy absorbed by your car’s coils, virtually eliminating any up and down motion. When dampeners are in good condition and working properly, you and your passengers will hardly ever be affcted by moderate bumps on the roads.
Another important part of your vehicle’s suspension system is its ball joints. Ball joints are made from steel and act as connectors between your car’s tires and the suspension system. They help to support your car’s weight and also to conduct a 2 and 4 wheel alignment properly.
Does Your Car’s Suspension System Need Work?
It is pretty easy determining when your car’s suspension system needs attention. If you hit a small bump and it felt much bigger than it was, your dampeners may be worn out. Additionally, if you feel every tiny bump in the road or feel any vibrations while driving, you should get your suspension system checked out.
Here, at Dr. Brakes in Pompano Beach, Fla., we can help you with all of your vehicle’s suspension needs. Whether you new steering components, your CV boots and front axles repaired or a rack and pinion service, we can repair your car and get you driving again in no time.