Let’s talk about your suspension. You know, the system that connects your wheels to the vehicle, controls your handling and delivers a good ride. Your suspension is critical for proper steering, stopping and stability. It’s a rough world out there, and every time you hit a pothole, a bump or an object in the road, your suspension system has to absorb that impact and maintain control. As you can imagine, your suspension has a lot of joints and pivot points, which allow your wheels to move up and down over bumps and to turn as you steer.
Now, these joints simply wear out over time. When a joint is worn, the suspension parts don’t fit together as tightly as they should. Handling and steering has a loose feel, and you may hear strange noises. Your tires will wear unevenly, because they’re bouncing down the road a little off kilter. A loose joint has the affect of stressing other suspension components so they wear out faster than they should s well, and sometimes a suspension part can be bent from hitting a rock or curb or by slamming into a pothole. So when your technician here at our Tempe auto repair shop inpects your vehicle, he’ll look for signs of suspension problems, things like uneven tire wear, excessive play on suspension components and other visible damage. He can replace the worn or damaged parts and restore safe handling. It’s a great idea to take care of these problems right away, before they become more expensive to repair. Nobody likes to see a tire that should last for several years, get worn out in a matter of months because of a bad suspension part. So let us help you keep your vehicle operating safely, and saving money on repairs and tire replacement is a good thing, too. Give us a call and schedule a free inspection today
When’s the last time you exchanged your old and worn tires for new ones? Whether your tires are in great or subpar shape, you’ve probably wondered at some point if you could get by on replacing just one or two of your tires. There may be a variety of reasons why you would want to replace only one or two of your tires; whether one is more worn than the other (may indicate alignment issues), or you ran something over you shouldn’t have. Tires are something you don’t want to cut corners on.
Nissan is now testing a prototype vehicle it says can make car washes a thing of the past. This is due to a new nano-paint coating, which actually repels liquids and dirt. Real world tests are now in progress. What an awesome thing this could be! Car washes are time-consuming and costly, and they don’t last. How many times have you pulled out of the car wash with a beautifully clean car only to hit a mud puddle or rainy weather in just a couple of days?