Your vehicle’s suspension is key because it essentially connects it to its wheels. Without a suspension that is in good working order, you will not have stability and you’ll have to endure a bumpy and uncomfortable ride. It is important to have your suspension routinely inspected, which your local Tirecraft dealer can do quickly and meticulously. Our services include:
It is imperative that all the complicated, moving parts in your suspension are properly aligned to ensure efficient motion and safety. You local Tirecraft dealer will give your suspension the alignment it needs to provide stability and to function properly. If you feel your vehicle pulling to one side or hear clunking and grinding noises, an alignment is probably in order.
Ball joints are used in just about every automobile, and you need trained and meticulous technicians to assess the ball joints in your suspension to make sure that they are in tip-top shape. Ball joints are also used in tie rod ends.
Shocks, or shock absorbers, are an integral part of your suspension that need to be regularly inspected to ensure they are giving you
and your passengers stability and a smooth and safe ride. Worn shocks can impact other important parts of your vehicle and can have safety implications, including:
- Causing your car to bounce in hard braking conditions because the tires don’t make contact with the road as they should
- Causing premature tire wear
- Decreasing stopping distances and stability
Struts might be passive braces reinforcing the chassis or active components of your suspension. A suspension strut combines the primary function of a shock absorber and the ability to add support to the chassis. Your struts may require service if you find your vehicle shaking or bouncing after hitting a bump in the road.
Control arms are hinged suspension links between the chassis and the suspension.
Steering is—as most people would recognize—kind of important in your vehicle. Without it, your vehicle is useless and dangerous. You should always have your steering inspected if you feel your vehicle pulling.
Bushings in your suspension are most commonly made of (synthetic) rubber and separate metal objects while still permitting a degree of movement. This allows the suspension parts to move freely when going over bumps, while also reducing grinding noise and small vibrations.
The camber angle is the angle made by the wheels of your vehicle. It’s the angle between the vertical axis of the wheels and the vertical axis of the automobile as seen from the front or the back.
Wheel bearings are sets of steel balls bound by a metal ring called a race. They allow the wheel to spin with very little friction. Wheel bearings add stability to your ride. If you hear a clunking or grinding noise, you should bring your vehicle in to your nearest Tirecraft dealer for an inspection, as clunking and grinding noises often arise from misaligned or imperfect wheel bearings.
At Tirecraft we offer a variety of products and services to enhance your vehicle’s suspension.
Our ASE-certified technicians will do everything to keep your vehicle in great shape.