When was the last time you thought about your car’s suspension? Probably not anytime recently. However, it’s an integral part of your car’s performance and it gets put to work every time you shift into drive. What is your suspension, and why is it so important? And how do you know if trouble is on the horizon with this very important part? Toyota of Orlando is here to help you work it all out and keep your ride’s suspension in tip-top shape.
Get the basics when it comes to suspension
Suspension is basically the “support” system for your car. It connects your front wheels to your steering system, for starters, so it’s how you’re physically able to maneuver your vehicle. It also allows you to brake your car and on top of that, it keeps you comfortable by absorbing shocks from the road (like bumps or uneven surfaces). Obviously, it’s an essential part of your car’s performance. That’s why it’s so important to maintain and even more importantly, troubleshoot when you think something is off.
Troubleshoot with Toyota of Orlando
Not sure if you’re having issues? Here are six pretty reliable ways to troubleshoot your car’s suspension and save yourself both time and money:
Tip #1: If your car is pulling to one side (either drifting when you take your hands off the wheel or the steering wheel is physically pulling) you have an issue and should bring your ride in for Orlando car maintenance.
Tip #2: Think your car is riding rougher than normal? If you can feel every little bump in the road, you may be facing a problem with your car’s suspension. Bring it in to have it checked out.
Tip #3: If you’re oversteering, you’ve got an issue at hand. This is when you feel like you have to turn the wheel farther than usual to achieve the same turns.
Tip #4: Feeling like it’s difficult to turn your car’s wheel? This is indicative of a suspension problem and requires further investigation to see where the issue lies.
Tip #5: If you notice odd sounds when you make a turn (like knocking, clunking, or squealing) then it’s time to take a closer look at a mechanic’s shop.
Tip #6: Does your steering wheel vibrate or shudder when your car is in motion? It’s time to get things checked out.
And luckily for you, Toyota of Orlando offers super affordable AND reliable car maintenance and repairs to get you back on the road in no time. If you think you’re having an issue with your car, just give us a call! We can get you into the service drive and back behind the wheel as quickly as possible.
Schedule your auto service today – call Toyota of Orlando at (407) 298-0001! We’re open seven days a week with the longest service hours in Central Florida for your convenience. You can also swing by 3575 Vineland Road to chat with one of our techs!