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suspensionHaving a healthy suspension in your vehicle gives you much better control whenever you drive. This system works by absorbing shock from the wheels as the car travels on the road, and it gives the wheels the ability to continue moving without you losing control. The suspension system also prevents shock via traveling from reaching the frame of your car which makes riding in the passenger cabin a much more comfortable experience. When the suspension is not working correctly, it’s important to have the issue repaired as soon as possible to prevent further damage to your vehicle.

When your suspension system is in distress, it can lead to a myriad of problems including faster wear and tear on your tires, low fuel economy, and an overall higher repair or maintenance cost. By having your suspension checked early, you can easily and more quickly identify the problem before it gets out of hand or becomes too costly. Make sure that you have the system checked for any leaks or damage. Be sure to tell our mechanics how your vehicle handles on the road. This simple information can give us a better picture of the current state of your suspension.

If your tires have uneven wear, this could be an indicator of a suspension system in distress. One good way you can check for any problems yourself is to press down on the front end of your car’s hood. This is where your suspension is located. If it’s easy for you to pump the car up and down, your shocks may need to be replaced. Repeat this test on all four corners of the car where your tires are and pay close attention to how it bounces back. This is an easy way to tell if the shocks and/or struts are wearing down.

Make sure that your power steering fluid is at a proper level and that’s clean and free of excess debris. This important fluid lubricates and cools the entire steering and suspension system. A flush of the power steering fluid can make an impressive improvement in the overall handling of your vehicle. Whether it’s the struts, shocks, CV axle, ball joints or bushings, we can help you address any suspension-related issues you may have. We’re able to make quick and accurate repairs to both steering and suspension on any make and model.

For all of your vehicle’s service, maintenance, and repair needs to contact The Shop Tire and Service Center in Elk River, MN at 763-441-5050 or schedule an appointment online today.

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