Suspension Repair in San Ramon, CA
Enjoying a Smoother Ride
Most people don't even realize when their suspension is no longer effective.
The purpose of a car suspension is to maximize the friction between the
tires and the road surface, providing you with better steering. This should
allow good handling of your car and comfort for all of your passengers.
The suspension is part of the chassis, which makes up the systems located
beneath the car's body.
For the past four decades, we have been helping customers improve and repair
their suspension systems. We can help you identify the problem with your
suspension, determining whether you need repairs or replacements. If you
want to improve or upgrade the performance of your vehicle suspension
or install a lift or lowering kit on your vehicle,
Walt's Danville Services is ready to help.
The suspension system of your vehicle is an intricate network of cooperating
structures, designed to give you and your passengers a smooth, even and
stable ride. Your suspension is lowest to the road, making it vulnerable
to more wear and tear. The parts can quickly become worn out and even
break before most other parts would. If your car doesn't ride as smoothly
as before, you may need to have your system inspected.
When your steering suspension is off, some of the following problems might occur:
- Pulling to one side while driving
- Wobbly wheels
- Excessive bouncing or dipping after bumps
- Difficult steering
- Steering wheel vibrates at high speeds
- Slippery steering
- Loud screeching noise when steering at low speeds
All of these issues may be able to alert you that you have suspension problems.
When this is the case, your vehicle is no longer performing at its best.
Shocks & Struts
Your suspension system is also made up of shocks and struts, which serve
to improve riding comfort. Much more than that, they help keep your vehicle's
tire in firm contact with the road. If your shocks or struts are worn
down, you may lose some of your control and braking ability. With just
one degraded shock, you could increase stopping distance by up to 10 feet.
For these reasons, it's important to ensure that your shocks and struts
remain intact. Some issues that indicate worn out shocks and struts include
poor steering response, fluid leaks from strut bod, inability to stop
when braking and excessive vehicle bounce after hitting a bump. Other
indicators, such as your vehicle swaying during turns or constantly shaking
during driving, may be more serious signs. Whether or not you have shock
or strut damage, our ASE certified will help you asses the reasons for
your bumpy ride.
Contact us today at (925) 328-1050 to find out more information.