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Curb your suspense
Published: Wednesday 15th of May 2013 | Author: Katie | Category: Shock Absorbers
Your car's suspension system is an intricate network of components designed to give you a smooth ride, but if worn or damaged can leave your car feeling somewhat deflated. ‘Say what you see’ is the usual advice but when it comes to suspension I think ‘Say what you hear and feel’ is more apt.
If you hear a loud clunking sound coming from the car, especially from the front end when going over bumps, this could be an indication something isn’t quite right. Another tell-tale sign might be if your vehicle is pulling to one side while driving. “It may seem daunting to try to diagnose steering or suspension problems, but if you attack it systematically, you have a fighting chance.” (autorepair.about.com)
Check your vehicles tyres and see if there is any wear or tread damage in unusual places, such as the sides or walls of the tyres. If you’re unsure what consists of ‘damage in unusual places’, contact Concorde Auto Centre who can diagnose and fix suspension problems.
“Many cars nowadays use a strut suspension, which is a shock integrated with the coil spring”, according to ehow.co.uk. Worn or damaged shocks or struts can also prematurely wear other steering and suspension components such as tie rods, coil springs, ball joints and even tyres.
Just like us fluid is essential to keep your car healthy, if your suspension struts aren’t properly greased it can cause friction on the other components – leading to even more wear and tear. If grease isn’t the problem it could be the vehicles suspension fluid levels that are incorrect.
Change is good right? Not if it’s a change in the way your car drives which you notice when driving over bumps or turning round a corner. The best way to evaluate your suspension is to simply drive your car and listen and feel for anything ‘different’.
There are so many intricate mechanisms involved in the suspension of a vehicle; it could be a small change that might just make a big difference.
If you have any concerns over the condition of your suspension call into your local Concorde Auto Centre for a Car Service from only £60. Plus Shocks from £35 fitted. Visit www.concordeautocentre.com for more details.
Concorde also offer:
• FREE MOT when you book a scheduled service!
Call our new Leicester branch on 0116 366 0555 or visit http://concordeautocentre.com/branches/leicester
Call 01733 340212 for Concorde Peterborough or visit http://concordeautocentre.com/branches/peterborough
Call 01945 582252 for Concorde Wisbech or visit http://concordeautocentre.com/branches/wisbech
About Concorde Auto Centre
With branches in Cambridge, Coventry, Leicester, Milton-keynes, Northampton, Norwich, Oxford, Peterborough, Swindon and Wisbech, Concorde Auto Centre offers a wide range of professional services with highly trained auto technicians always on hand to fit new parts or to offer advice to our loyal customers. Call us today to get the best prices on new car tyres fitted, winter car tyres fitted, wheel alignment, car exhaust systems, air conditioning recharges, replacement brake pads and discs, booking in your car for its MOT, car servicing, cambelts, shock absorbers, engine rebuilds, vehicle diagnostics, clutches, batteries, tow bars, turbo inspection and car gearboxes
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RAJ - 09 Apr 2014