How to Maintain Your Car Suspension Like a Pro

April 29, 2018 - 4 minutes read

At Escondido German Auto, taking care of your German car is important for giving it a long life and to keep you as safe as possible on the road. Your suspension is a huge component of car safety as well as performance. Your car’s suspension is responsible for making your car drive straight as well as keeping it from bouncing too high when you go over a bump. With suspension maintenance, you can expect to have no problems down the line. Read more about suspension tips so you can maintain your car suspension like a pro from our Escondido auto shop.

Suspension Inspections

One of the top ways to maintain your car suspension like a pro is by inspecting it regularly. Like the importance of routine doctor’s appointments to check if your body is acting okay, you should inspect your car in the same way. Inspecting your car’s suspension isn’t difficult. While you are driving, turn off your radio and roll your windows down so you can hear any potential problems. If you hear any noises coming from your wheel areas when you go over bumps, this is the first sign that there may be a problem with your suspension. Squeaking can indicate that your shock absorbers need lubrication or are worn out and need to be replaced. If you find that there are loud clunking noises, this is a sign that your suspension needs grease.

Also while driving, if your car feels like it is vibrating, check your tire pressure levels. Add air if necessary. If the car is still vibrating, this can indicate that your suspension needs to be adjusted. Following these simple inspection tips can help you detect suspension problems before they grow more serious.

Shock Absorbers

Just like other parts of your cars, the shock absorbers in your German auto need to be checked just as regularly. This should be check during scheduled services at our Escondido auto shop. Shocks should be checked out every 3 years or 36,000 miles or every 5 years or 60,000 miles. Ask our mechanics for the schedule for your particular make and model. To check your shocks yourself, push down on your car hard. If your car levels off and goes to its correct spot when you let the weight off, your shocks are in good shape. If it bounces up and down a bit too much or doesn’t return to its original position, this can be a sign that you need new shocks.

Maintain Your Car Suspension Like a Pro

Aside from having your shocks and suspension checked regularly by a mechanic, it’s important for you to pay attention to any potential problems occurring in your car. Follow our advice above about what to look for. If you notice any potential problems, give our Escondido mechanics a call to have a suspension repair on your German auto. Escondido German Auto can be reached by filling out our online form or by calling us at 760-741-3905.