Your suspension is what keeps your vehicle stable and your tyres firmly in contact with the road surface. If you want to gain the optimum comfort, stability and handling characteristics from your vehicle, it is vital that your vehicle has a healthy suspension.

Car Suspension

Practically every part of the suspension system needs replacing at some point, from the springs to ball joints, tie rod ends, control arms and bushings. As cars age, they may lean more in turns, shimmy or make noises over bumps, or develop looseness in the steering.

Your vehicle might have great brakes and great tyres, but for these to work effectively your vehicle needs to be in full contact with the road. In fact, at 30mph, worn shock absorbers can add up to 2 metres to your braking distance! 

It might not be obvious that you have a problem with your vehicle suspension system. There may be a gradual loss of performance over time and it may be that you might not feel the gradual decrease in suspension performance.

Most people think of suspension problems as being instant - you have an accident and the suspension is completely broken, but this is not the case. Badly worn bumpy roads, potholes, and cornering too fast are all factors that put wear and tear on your suspension system. Most modern cars deal with this in their stride, but over time is does take its toll.

Here at The Car Doctor we can check your suspension and replace any worn components, so that your comfort and safety are not compromised by a worn suspension system. By having good suspension on your car, it also goes a long way to reducing the stress and strain on the rest of the car - the brakes, tyres and chassis, reducing the need for repair or replacement of these components too. So, don’t hesitate, call us on 01206 861900 today!