Connected to the steering system and transmission, your suspension system supports the vehicle, absorbs imperfections in the road (pot holes and bumps), and eases the strain caused by cornering. Located behind each wheel, the parts require regular tune-ups and periodic replacements. That’s where a certified NAPA AUTOPRO technician comes in.
Most suspension systems are made up of several parts (springs, shock absorbers, MacPherson struts, torsion bars, leaf springs, pull rods, air springs, etc.) that connect the vehicle to its wheels and make up the vehicle’s unsprung weight.
As for suspension maintenance, it’s important to follow the manufacturer’s specifications. The front of the vehicle that slumps when you brake, bottoms out when you accelerate, and premature tire wear are all signs that the parts are failing or wearing out. Manufacturers also recommend replacing the shock absorbers at pre-set intervals. A faulty suspension can react the steering and handling, and make your tires wear out fast. This means additional costs to have parts replaced or the wheel geometry checked to ensure it respects the manufacturer’s specifications.
If you suspect a problem with your suspension, ask a certified NAPA AUTOPRO technician to run a diagnosis and make the necessary adjustments to the front and back suspension.