Leonard's Garage is a full-service auto repair shop serving Austin, TX. One of our specialties is suspension repair and maintenance. If your vehicle’s suspension system is compromised in any way, you’re not only experiencing a less comfortable ride, you have less control of your vehicle, which can put your safety at risk. So, enough suspense, let’s look at how auto suspension systems work, and get to know the numerous components that may need to be serviced or replaced to maintain the smoothness and integrity of your vehicle’s suspension performance.
Understanding Car Suspension Systems
The main job of your car’s suspension system is to structurally support for your vehicle while it maintains a comfortable riding condition. It does this by using suspension system components built to help tires maintain firm even contact with the road. Vehicle suspension compensates for bumps, potholes, dips, and sudden turns. Components include ball joints, coil springs, leaf springs, tie rods, torsion bars, shocks, and struts, all working together to absorb bounces and unexpected motion from the road's surface.
Suspension Repair & Maintenance Services
Eventually and unavoidably, the parts of your suspension system will lose integrity and break, simply over time and wear and tear. Signs you need a suspension service or repair include leaking shocks, leaking struts, dips when braking, and scraping the bottom of your car on bumps. You will probably experience bouncing, swaying, squeaking, shaking, and stiffness while driving as well; especially when you come across rough or uneven pavement. Unusual tire wear is another possible sign of your suspension problem. All these indicate the need for a suspension system inspection and diagnostic to see the exact reason of the issue and more importantly to fix it properly.
Our Suspension Repair & Maintenance Services Include:
- Suspension System Inspection
- Ball Joint Replacement
- Coil Springs Replacement
- Leaf Springs Replacement
- Inner Tie Rod & Outer Tie Rod Replacement
- Shocks Replacement
- Struts Replacement
- Sway Bar Link Replacement
Rough Ride? Call Leonard's Garage Today!
Because suspension system components all work together and rely on each other, untreated suspension issues have the potential to increase the wear on other suspension components, causing the need for more extensive suspension repairs down the road. So, don’t wait—if your suspension system isn’t performing as it should, call today! Put an end to the suspense, and enjoy a smoother, safer ride.