Suspension Service in New Orleans, LA
Suspension Service at Premier CDJRF
You may not think about how your suspension system is working as you drive around Kenner, Metairie, or New Orleans, but it is an important component of your vehicle. It provides a smooth ride even on rough roads, and it enhances stability with hills and curves.
Several parts make up the suspension system, including the struts, shocks, and wheel axles. These components connect the wheels and tires to the frame of the vehicle. They absorb the roughness of the road to keep passengers comfortable. When your suspension system needs to be repaired or replaced, you can bring it to Premier Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM FIAT of New Orleans.
How to Know When It’s Time for Service
Your suspension is generally a low-maintenance part of your vehicle. It’s built to stand up to rough roads and tough conditions. However, it isn’t a no-maintenance component. Over time, the bumps and holes in the roads wear on these components, causing them to need to be replaced. You can often tell when it’s time for a replacement if you notice these signs:
- The vehicle bounces more than normal. If you feel a lot of bounce every time you go over a bump, it’s time for a checkup.
- You hear strange sounds when the vehicle drives over a bump or hits a pothole.
- The vehicle takes longer to come to a stop when you press the brakes. If you’ve had your brakes checked and they aren’t the problem, it’s probably your suspension.
- The vehicle doesn’t sit evenly. It may lean on one side or be lower in the front or rear. You may also notice that it sits even lower when you put cargo in the trunk or rear cargo area.
You’ll probably notice that driving is more challenging when your suspension is failing. You have less control of the vehicle, taking longer to stop. Your vehicle may take a nosedive when you hit the brakes. As you accelerate, the rear may drop and drag. You may also notice signs when you do a visual inspection with oil or grease leaks from the shock absorbers.
You Need Your Suspension System
While you can still drive your vehicle with a bad suspension, it isn’t as safe. The suspension system helps you stop faster, which reduces your risk of a collision.
Because the vehicle is bouncier and has less stability, it’s at an increased risk of a rollover in an accident or when traveling at higher speeds in windy conditions. Your suspension system also impacts other systems, which may need to be checked out at the same time, including the tires and wheels and the steering system.
If you’ve noticed any signs of suspension problems with your vehicle, you need to get it serviced. Go online and schedule an appointment or call Premier Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM FIAT of New Orleans. Our service technicians will inspect your suspension and let you know if it needs to be repaired. Let us help you stay safe on the road with our premier suspension service.