Tag Archives: Suspension

Shocks and Struts

The vehicle's shocks and struts are responsible for the control and handling of your vehicle. These basically keep the tires connected to the road. These components also stop your vehicle from bottoming out when the vehicle hits a pothole or uneven road surfaces. There are a few ways to tell if your shocks and struts are worn. Driving down the freeway at higher speeds the vehicle will not feel completely stable. It will constantly be moving up and down. The movement may be minimal but you will notice it. When you are taking sharp turns or taking an off-ramp, your vehicle "tips" to the outside of the turn and feels wobbly. The front end of the vehicle will dive more than expected during hard braking. You may not notice this until you have to slam on your brakes. The rear-end of the vehicle may even squat during acceleration. This you only may feel during hard acceleration. Shocks and struts may even be leaking fluid from the exterior. This is a sign that the seals have ... read more

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Unwanted Vibrations

Unwanted Vibrations

Are you driving down the road and feeling a vibration you have never noticed before? The vibration can be caused by a few things. It could be something as easy as your tire unbalanced and just needing to be rebalanced. If you hit something prior to the vibration starting it may mean the rim possibly bent or a suspension component may have been damaged. A driveline U-joint also could cause the vehicle to shake. A U-joint is a component that connects the driveshaft to the differential and sometimes will connect the driveshaft to the transmission. It may even connect two driveshafts to each other. Bob's Main Street Auto & Towing is here for all your vehicles needs. Give us a call and we will be happy to look at your vehicles to keep you and you passengers safe on the road

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