Suspension - Walt's Danville Service


For the past five 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.


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.


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. Should you experience any of the following issues, your vehicle is no longer performing at its best. All of these problems may be able to alert you that you have suspension problems.

  • 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


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 technicians will help you asses the reasons for your bumpy ride. Contact us today to find out more information.