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Suspension Inspection & Repair Thatcham & Newbury

The suspension of a car does more than provide you with a comfortable drive - it works in conjunction with the braking and steering systems to ensure your vehicle is safe to drive and more importantly performs as you would expect it to, as you drive it. There are various components that make up a vehicle's suspension system but the 2 most common parts to fail are the shock absorbers and springs although other linking parts can also periodically fail. As the car suspension system takes a great deal of daily stress it is only natural that at some point its performance is going to diminish. Having bad suspension can greatly affect your ability to control the vehicle, especially when stopping or turning, so it's in your best interest not to ignore this part of auto maintenance. 

Suspension Inspection 

At Station Tyres and Service Centre, we can carry out an inspection and/or repair of any make or model of car or light commercial vehicle. Whether you need front end suspension repair or your car could do with  a new set of shock absorbers, our friendly trained experts will explain the problem and provide you with a free, no-obligation quote.

At our Thatcham Garage we inspect all components of the suspension system and identify any problems, recommending the most effective solution and its estimated price.

The components, We Inspect include;

  • Tie Rod Ends/Sleeves
  • Bushings
  • Centre Links
  • Coil Springs
  • Struts/Cartridges
  • Shock Absorbers
  • Sway Bar Links
  • Ball Joints
  • Idler Arms/Pitman Arms
  • Rack And Pinion Units
  • CV Joints/Boots

Signs and Symptoms of a Worn Suspension:

1. Your vehicle bounces up and down after going over a bump in the road. A rough ride is an obvious sign that your vehicle's suspension needs work.  

2. Your vehicle drifts or pulls during turns, this basically means the shocks are no longer keeping the vehicle body stable against the centrifugal force of a turn, increasing your risk of a rollover. 

3. The vehicle dips or "nose dives" when applying the brakes firmly. This can actually affect your ability to stop the car quickly.

4. Uneven tyre treads Take a look at your tyres. If you notice the tread is wearing down unevenly on your tires, or if you notice balding spots, this is often a symptom that the suspension isn't holding the car evenly, and therefore putting uneven amounts of pressure on the tires.

5. Fluid leaking out of the shock or strut body, have a look directly at the shocks or struts. If they look greasy or oily, there's a good chance that they are leaking fluid and therefore aren't working properly.

Does your car or light commercial vehicle's suspension require checking?

If you are concerned that your vehicle is showing any of the signs above, then bring it into Station Tyres and Service Centre in Thatcham for a free inspection or call us on 01635 861616