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Suspension - Avondale

Serving West Lakeview, Roscoe Village, Logan Square & Chicago, IL.

Your vehicle’s suspension system has two jobs: to prevent the passengers from getting tossed around inside the vehicle every time it hits a bump in the road and to keep the tires firmly planted on the road around every corner and over every bump.

Suspension System Service

To see your suspension system, you’ll have to look under your vehicle. Anything that connects the wheels to the vehicle’s frame is part of the suspension system. They are heavy duty parts that work hard while you’re driving and take a lot of wear and tear. You should have the technicians at VMB Auto Clinic to look at them at least once a year as part of your preventive maintenance routine.

If your suspension is in trouble, you often feel it in how your vehicle drives. If the vehicle pulls to one side or the steering is erratic, if your ride isn’t as smooth as it should be, or if your vehicle handles poorly, you should get a check of your suspension system. Uneven tire wear can also indicate worn parts in your suspension system. If your shocks are leaking oil then they definitely need to be replaced. All in all, if you don’t feel in control when you’re driving, then go get your suspension inspected at VMB Auto Clinic right away!

Shocks and struts wear out. Wheel bearings may need to be repacked every few years. Some parts of your suspension may need to be lubricated whenever you change your oil. Preventive maintenance is the key to keeping your vehicle under control. Good car care can prevent accidents & help keep you safe on the road.

Indicators That You Require Your Steering & Suspension System To Be Examined:

  • Pulling to the side
  • Troubles steering
  • Complications driving over uneven roads or dips
  • Vehicle continues to bounce after going over a bump
  • Tires stray or shake
  • Steering seems to be slipping

Suspension Repair -- The VMB Difference

If you are in an accident, even a minor one, it can damage your suspension system or knock your wheels out of alignment. Even hitting a curb, pothole or a rock can damage your suspension. A wheel balancing or alignment won’t correct a suspension problem, and after any suspension work, you may need to get an alignment.

At VMB Auto Clinic, we advise our customers to never procrastinate repairs to their suspension system. A damaged suspension system can lead to loss of control of a vehicle in an emergency situation and serious accidents.

Potholes are unsightly nuisances around Chicagoland, but they’re also a major cause of suspension damage for vehicles. To avoid this, drivers should always keep their tires properly inflated. This gives the tires maximum resiliency. When you’re driving around the Chicagoland area, avoid potholes if possible. If you can’t avoid one, then slow down before driving over it. Slower speeds limit pothole damage. But if you’re a little late detecting a pothole, don’t brake on top of it. This will throw the vehicle’s weight forward and increase the damage.

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