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Reliable Suspension System Repair for Shocks and Struts
The most important function of your car’s suspension and steering systems is to allow the wheels to move independently of the car, while keeping it “suspended” and stable. Any play or uncontrolled motion in these systems results in a deterioration of handling and accelerated tire wear. Vehicle alignment is closely tied to the condition of the suspension and steering systems.
There’s a difference between shocks and springs. Springs support the weight of the vehicle, keeping it suspended up off the axles. The shocks moderate the rebound motion as wheels hit bumps. Now a strut combines a shock and a coil spring in one compact unit.
Without shocks, your wheels would be bouncing over bumps and lifting in corners. The shocks push the tire down to the road to maximize traction. Good shocks equal good ride quality and safe handling
Symptoms of a failing suspension system:
- Roll or sway on turns
- Front end "dives" when braking
- Rear end "squats" when accelerating
- Excessive bouncing or sideways slides on rough roads
- Your vehicle "bottoming out"
The main components of the suspension system are:
- Control Arms
- Ball Joints
- Springs (Coil or Leaf)
- Shock Absorbers Strut
Once you take it to Kews Automotive Needs the first things that we look for are:
- Leaks on housing
- Dents on the strut or shock body
- Worn rubber mounting bushings
- Abnormal tire wear
- Damaged compression bumpers
- Damaged protective boots
Loss of control of any vehicle will endanger lives of others on the road. Visit Kews Automotive to have your shocks and struts inspected by a professional suspension technician. We will carefully examine your car and give you the options you want to repair the situation.
Book an appointment today (905) 632-3838