Signs of Car Suspension Problems - Chevrolet Service Research in Beaverton, OR

Many people don't stop to give the suspension in their vehicle much thought--but when it starts showing problems, it's hard to think of anything else. The bumps and jolts themselves can be incredibly uncomfortable, and bad suspension can cause damage to your vehicle. Below are five common signs you may have a suspension problem. If any of them have you nodding your head in recognition, bring your Chevrolet to an authorized Chevy service center, like the one at Carr Chevrolet. Suspension problems are complex, difficult, and best left to experts.

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5. Your Car Pulls to One Side

If your car pulls to one side, the alignment may be out of whack. Though this could be just a problem with an overinflated or underinflated tire, it's more likely that the camber, caster, or toe need to be inspected and re-aligned. If you notice this pulling during turns, the shocks could be going out, decreasing your vehicle's stability.

4. The Shock Absorbers Look Greasy

If you take a look at the shock absorbers, they should be dry. Greasy or oily shock absorbers are likely leaking fluid. This could damage your vehicle if left untreated. If the shocks are bad, you'll likely notice a more bouncy aspect to the ride since the suspension springs are doing all the work.

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3. Your Car Lurches & Dips During Stops

If you've felt yourself jolt forward during a normal stop, it's time to get your vehicle's suspension checked. Lurching and dipping when you apply the brakes may mean that the shocks have worn out. Not only is it unpleasant, but it can increase the time it takes for you to come to a stop--which means that it also increases your chance of an accident.

2. The Tire Treads are Uneven

If you're getting your tires rotated regularly, they should all wear down at the same rate. Furthermore, all parts of the tire that come in contact with the ground should wear down evenly. If you notice one tire that's more worn than the others, or that the wear on each tire is uneven, it's a likely sign that your vehicle isn't being held evenly.

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1. Driving Feels Rough and Bouncy

While no drive will be completely smooth, modern suspensions and shock absorbers have made it much easier to avoid bouncing around when you drive. If you feel every little bump, rock, or hole in the road, you're not the only one: your vehicle can feel it, too. And if you're not being cushioned from those jolts, then neither is your car. Trust the experts to get things right so you can enjoy your drive again.

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