In a world where potholes, speed bumps, or irregular lane levels never existed, your car wouldn’t need a suspension system to move about town. But, unfortunately, the inconsistencies of our roads means that the metal framework of your vehicle needs extra support to absorb impact. Without a properly functioning suspension system on our bumpy roads, you would “catch air” on even small protrusions in asphalt or concrete—especially at higher speeds.
Simply put, the suspension system of your ride takes pressure off the rigid frame as you drive along uneven streets. And, after a long time of being hit over and over, certain elements of your suspension can wear down or even break. Here at Kennedy Transmission, our certified technicians want to ensure you have an even, stable, and smooth ride. With in-depth experience repairing all types of suspension systems, we can diagnose your problems and find the best solution quickly.
Signs You Need Car Suspension Repairs
There are many symptoms of a faulty suspension system, and being aware of common warning signs can save you from expensive repair costs down the road. More importantly, knowing when you need car suspension repairs will keep you, your passengers, and those around you safe while on the road.
Warning signs of a faulty suspension may include:
- Your vehicle pulling to one side when driving
- The wheels wiggling back and forth
- Bouncing or dipping after going over a bump
- Steering wheel slipping
- Difficulty steering
- Wheel vibrating
- Screeching or screaming noises when steering at low speeds
Pro Tip: Your tires play a vital role in the health of your suspension system. Always make sure they are properly inflated. In addition, keep an eye on tire tread levels and replace them before they go bald. When replacing tires (or every two years or 30,000 miles), ensure that your wheels are realigned for optimum suspension performance.
Common Car Suspension and Steering Repairs
At Kennedy Transmission, we’ve diagnosed and repaired all types of independent and dependent suspension systems. So, no matter what car or truck you’re driving, our technicians can help you get a smoother and safer ride. Common car suspension services and parts we repair and replace include:
- Coil Springs
- CV Joints
- Hub Units
- Inner and Outer Tie Rods
- Rack and Pinion
- Shock Absorbers
- Control Arms
- Ball Joints
- Suspension Tuning
- Wheel Alignment
- Manual Steering
- Power Steering
- Suspension Lift Kits
- Suspension Lowering
Stop by Kennedy Transmission for Car Suspension Repairs
The automotive technicians at Kennedy Transmission are expertly trained in car suspension repairs and services. If you think you are having problems with your steering or suspension system, bring your vehicle to a shop near you. Our mechanics will provide you with a complete suspension system inspection and offer various service suggestions to keep your car or truck in optimal performance condition. Use our store locator to find a Kennedy Transmission near you!