Your vehicle’s suspension system helps provide a safe and comfortable ride by ensuring that your wheels stay in contact with the road. If your ride’s gotten bumpy, it’s time to have your suspension system, shocks and struts checked by the expert technicians at Saskatoon Auto Connection.
You can tell if your vehicle has bad struts and shocks or worn out springs if your ride has become bouncy or uncomfortable, if your vehicle bottoms out, the front end of the vehicle dives or loses control while making a sudden stop, the vehicle swerves when you change lanes, of if the vehicle sags in the front or the rear. If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, visit Saskatoon Auto Connection for a quick inspection and we’ll determine whether you need new shocks, struts, or other suspension service.
Shocks are designed to provide measured resistance when the wheels on your vehicle move up and down, or when your vehicle’s chassis leans when you turn. The quality of your shocks helps determine how smooth your driving experience is. Due to the constant motion your car, truck or SUV, shocks can often wear out between 65,000 and 80,000 kms.
Given the importance of shocks to your vehicle, many manufacturers recommend that you have your shocks checked once a year by a certified technician. This inspection only takes a few minutes and is always done before performing a wheel alignment. Schedule an appointment for a shocks inspection so we can get you back on the road, without all that extra bounce.
The McPherson strut suspension system, which is used by most vehicles today, combines coil springs and shocks into one unit. Struts control spring and suspension movement, which keeps tires in contact with the road. Struts are more expensive, but have a longer life than normal shock absorbers.
Many manufacturers recommend they are checked once a year. This inspection only takes a few minutes and is always done before performing a wheel alignment. Schedule an appointment for a strut inspection so we can steer you in the right direction.
Coil springs work together with shocks and struts to keep your vehicle’s bounce to a minimum. As they age, all springs will sag and weaken. Coil springs should be checked once a year. This inspection only takes a few minutes. Schedule an appointment for a coil spring inspection so we provide you with some extra stability.
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