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
Over at Autonews we picked up this little auto tech tidbit… While the Ford F-150 is shedding pounds to improve fuel economy, the 2014 Ram 1500 used a new diesel engine to achieve a highway rating of 28 mpg, the highest for any pickup on sale in the United States! The rating was posted last week on the EPA’s fueleconomy.gov.
According to the Tech Blog over on c|Net.com, “You can’t drive Ford’s next Mustang until 2014, but you can at least take it for a spin in Need for Speed Rivals, starting now. The 2015 Ford Mustang joins the ranks of playable cars. A patch hitting all platforms sometime before the day is through will add the car to the game.”