Cars are clever machines which will often exhibit various signs if there is something wrong with them. When it comes to your car’s suspension, there are several signs that you may spot if an issue should occur, however diagnosing the cause of these can take up more time. Even small impacts can have an effect on the suspension system of your car. Our latest post discusses these further.

Your Car Pulls to One Side

One common sign of a suspension problem is the car pulling to one side, however, this issue may also point to a number of other problems, including, uneven tire pressure, uneven tire wear, poor alignment, sticking brake calliper among other things.

Many things can knock your car’s alignment out, including driving over a pothole or hitting a curb.

Bumps in the Road

If you have suddenly begun feeling every bump in the road and your driving your car no longer feels as smooth as it once did, this could be a sign that your shocks or struts have become worn and are in need of replacement.

Car Sits Lower on one Side

If you notice that your car sits lower on one side when parked on level ground, this could indicate a damaged spring.

2Other signs you may notice if your car has a damaged spring is a clunking noise when going over bumps and difficulty turning corners as the spring struggles to support the weight of the car.

Difficulty Steering

If your car is experiencing a problem with its suspension, you may find it difficult to steer when moving slowly. However, there are a number of other things that could cause your steering wheel to feel like it is slipping when you turn the wheel of hold it in a turned position, such as:

Low power steering fluid
Worn or loose power steering belt
Faulty power steering pump
Leaking power steering rack
Worn control arm bushings

Speak to Griffin Autos

If your car has begun showing signs of a problem, make sure you get it checked out straight away to avoid compromising your safety, making the problem worse or facing the cost of a complete breakdown. Please call 01525 402896 or send your enquiry through to our online contact form.