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
We’ll all heard a lot about many different “smart” devices, including a “smart car”. The aim of these technologies in the automotive market is to increase efficiency and lower risk and injury. The picture that’s presented to us a leisurely drive where we can be checking e-mail, surfing the Internet, text messaging, etc. all while the “smart car” gets us quickly and safely to our destinations for us, our own personal driver whenever we want it.
It’s important to take good care of your car. If you don’t, you may find yourself dealing with expensive repairs or, even worse, end up needing to buy a new vehicle. There are a number of small, basic things you can do to keep your car in excellent condition that don’t require you to be a mechanic or know much about cars. Many of these things will not only help maintain your car but will also increase your gas mileage.