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The vehicle’s ability to absorb shock and maintain contact with the road surface is dependent on the suspension.

What is Suspension?

Your car’s suspension is a system of springs, shock absorbers and linkages that connect your vehicle to its wheels and support its weight. Our certified technicians specialize in diagnosing and repairing or replacing these systems.

Suspension can be optimized either for performance (think: sports car) or a comfortable, smooth ride (think: luxury car). Most cars offer some balance between the two, because the laws of physics just don’t allow for both.

Basic components

The coils, shock absorbers, strut and tires all affect the driver’s ability to control the car, while keeping passengers comfortable by reducing the impact of road noise, bumps, and vibrations.

Springs: Coil or leaf springs actually handle the bumps and potholes of  the road (no matter how flat and even it looks). Tightly wound springs are built for handling. Loosely wound springs provide a smoother ride.

Shocks: Shock absorbers handle the abuse produced by the rebound of your car's springs.

Struts: A strut system brings together the coils and shock absorbers of a conventional system and places them into one unit. This does away with the need for many other parts. With fewer parts to the strut system there are fewer parts to break or replace during the life of the vehicle.

Tires: That’s right, tires! Tires are where the rubber meets the road, literally. Tires must be in good condition for the suspension to work properly. Under-inflated, worn out or otherwise faulty tires make it tough for the suspension to do its job.

Diagnosing Suspension Problems

Easy test: Press downward with your body weight on one corner of the vehicle. If it bounces more than once, the shock or strut is probably worn and needs replacement soon.

Other symptoms: If you get the feeling that your car wants to turn when you want to go straight; if your car leans excessively in curves or if you see little scallops in your tire tread (known as “cupped tires”), these are all signs that something may be going on with your suspension.

We can perform a more detailed diagnostic check to determine the exact cause of the problem and make repairs before additional damage occurs.

What we do:

  • Suspension Fabrication

  • Chassis Parts (ball joints, steering linkage, bushings, links)

  • Shocks / Struts

  • Drive Axles, CV Boots & U-Joints

  • Mounts

  • Steering Racks

  • Control Arms

  • Tie Rod End

  • Wheel Hub Bearings

  • Sway Bar

  • Noise, Ride, Vibration Problems

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