THE BRAKE SHOP: SUSPENSION REPAIR
As much as everyone loves a smooth ride, we always want to avoid paying for Suspension Repair. Mesa residents usually get to enjoy the perks of a well paved road, but from time to time, and especially when the yearly construction season strikes, we can hit a rough patch of road which shows just how long we’ve neglected suspension maintenance.
While many folks are content to allow their vehicle suspension to degrade, we constantly try to remind our customers that this is a sure fire path to increasing the overall maintenance cost of your vehicle. If allowed, a failed suspension system can wreak havoc across several systems of your car or truck. It is for this reason that we have put together a quick summary of all the systems in your vehicle that benefit from suspension repairs at the correct intervals.
- Power Steering - With your suspension in disrepair, you can expect that your power steering will be working overtime to compensate for the constant jarring your wheels experience. This will cause the parts to wear out faster and will shorten their lifespan considerably if this is allowed to continue.
- Alignment - Wheel alignment can quickly fall out as your wheels are subjected to the full force of every bump and inconsistency in the road. Couple this with the fact that wheel alignment helps keep your vehicle running as efficiently as possible and you can quickly see the cost of driving skyrocketing if this is left unchecked.
- Premature Tire Wear – without the aid of properly functioning suspension, the wear on your tires is increased. Because suspension allows the tire to move slightly if pressure is increased or decreased as we encounter different road conditions, our tires last considerably longer. Without this benefit, the life of your tires can be cut woefully short, and before you know it, you are subjected to a cost that could have been avoided.
To top all of this off, a vehicle with proper suspension maintenance is easier to control, more fun to drive and safer to operate. Healthy vehicle suspension stops all these problems before they begin and has a drastic effect on the overall cost of your vehicle maintenance. We understand that no one is eager to go in for automotive repair, but when you are warned ahead of time, it becomes much easier to plan for these kinds of important repairs. This is why we take such great pains to inform our customers of approaching maintenance procedures as far in the future as possible.
We invite you to contact us if you have any questions regarding the parts we suggest for your vehicle, or if you just want to get an idea of what you should plan for in the future. We will be glad to hear from you.