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What are the signs of a failing suspension system?

by Metrix Premium Chassis Parts 21 Oct 2023 0 Comments

A vehicle's suspension system is a crucial network of components and mechanisms that connect its wheels to the chassis or frame. It plays a vital role in supporting the vehicle's weight, absorbing shocks and vibrations, maintaining tire contact with the road surface, and providing stability and control during driving. Any malfunction in the suspension system can significantly impact your vehicle's ride comfort, handling, and safety, which should be taken seriously. Therefore, it is imperative to pay attention to common signs that may indicate issues with your suspension system.




Rough or Bumpy Ride

One of the most noticeable signs is a noticeably rough or bumpy ride. If you feel every bump and pothole in the road more than usual, it could be a sign of worn-out shocks or struts.

Excessive Bouncing

When you press down on the front or rear of the vehicle, it should bounce back once and settle. If it continues to bounce excessively, your shocks or struts may be worn out.

Uneven Tire Wear

A suspension problem can lead to uneven tire wear. If you notice that the tread on your tires is wearing unevenly, it may indicate issues with wheel alignment or suspension components.

Pulling or Drifting

If your vehicle pulls to one side while driving or you feel like it's drifting during turns, it could be due to suspension problems or issues with the alignment.

Steering Problems

Difficulty steering or a feeling of instability in the steering wheel can be caused by worn-out suspension components or misalignment.


Clunking, banging, or squeaking noises when going over bumps or during steering could indicate problems with suspension components or bushings.

Fluid Leaks

If you see oil or fluid leaking from the shocks or struts, it's a clear sign they need attention.


Visible Damage

Inspect your suspension components for visible damage, such as bent or damaged control arms, damaged shocks or struts, or broken springs.

Dips When Braking

If the front of the vehicle dips significantly when you apply the brakes, it may indicate problems with the suspension or braking system.


Reduced Handling and Control

A compromised suspension system can lead to reduced handling, increased body roll during turns, and diminished overall control of the vehicle.

Excessive Tire Vibration

If you experience excessive vibration through the steering wheel or the vehicle body, it could be related to suspension issues or unbalanced tires.


Vehicle Sits Unevenly

If one corner of the vehicle appears lower than the others or the vehicle sits unevenly, it could indicate a suspension problem on one side.


Your vehicle's suspension system is crucial for safe and comfortable driving. Ignoring signs of suspension issues can lead to further damage, compromising your safety and handling. That's why it's essential to have your vehicle inspected by a qualified mechanic or technician if you notice any signs of trouble. But don't stop there - choosing the right aftermarket suspension parts is equally important. Metrix Premium Chassis Parts offers high-quality steering, suspension, and brake parts that ensure your vehicle's suspension system continues to function properly, providing a comfortable and safe driving experience. Don't compromise on your safety - invest in Metrix Premium Chassis Parts for the best suspension performance.

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