Watch Out for these 7 Signs of Suspension Trouble

Watch Out for these 7 Signs of Suspension Trouble

Watch Out for these 7 Signs of Suspension TroubleFor dependably safe and smooth driving, it's important that your suspension is kept in strong condition. At the first indication of a suspension problem, it'll be best to bring your vehicle to a reputable mechanic for an inspection and diagnosis. Here's a look at six signs that you need suspension repair.

"Nose Diving" Sensation

Failing shocks can create the sensation that you're lurching forward at a downward angle when you hit the brakes.


Assuming that you're following the speed limit, it shouldn't ever feel like you're drifting or swaying when you take sharp turns. However, if it does feel this way, then there's reason to be concerned about your suspension's health.

Bumpy Driving

If you can obviously see that the pavement is smooth, but it feels like you're driving over bumps, then suspension trouble could be to blame.

Bald Spots

Worn-out shocks/struts can cause tires to wear down unevenly, which can consequently lead to bald spots forming on your tires.

Doesn't Pass the Bounce Test

There's an easy test you can do to help you figure out if your shocks/struts are shot. First, make sure that your vehicle is parked safely and securely. Then, use all of your muscle to press down on the front end. Rock it a couple of times and let go. Next, go to the back of the car and do exactly the same thing on the rear. When you release, if the vehicle rocks more than two or three times, then you'll want to have a mechanic take a look at your suspension.


You're probably going to need to replace your shocks if you can actually see oil leaking out onto them.

If you need auto repair, be sure to visit a reputable mechanic. For European auto repair in St. George, Ivins, Cedar City, and Washington, UT, contact the experts at Fuzion Autoworks at (435) 681-2161. Fuzion Autoworks also specializes in air cooled Volksagen and Porsche repair in St. George, UT. Feel free to give Fuzion Autoworks a call today to schedule an appointment for any of your European vehicle's repair or maintenance needs!

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Posted: July 15, 2020

Written and Published By MORBiZ