ServicesSuspension System Service is one of Alabama Auto Repair’s area of expertise. The suspension of your vehicle (car, truck, SUV or van) is the assembly system that absorbs bumps from the road and protects your vehicle – and you – from the impact of these irregular surfaces as you drive.
A simplified version of the different types of suspension consists of three basic components:
Shocks – Quite simply, shocks keep your tires in contact with the road and help absorb bumps.
Springs – These support the weight of the vehicle and help maintain proper riding height.
Struts – Generally found on modern vehicles, struts act as shocks and help wheels turn easily.
The most common suspension problem is wear from extended road use. Another cause is a jarring impact, or a series of jarring impacts, that could cause breakage.
If something is wrong with your suspension, the most noticeable sign is bouncing. The steering wheel may also feel loose. If possible, check to see if your vehicle is sitting level.