After noticing that your car has been riding a little rough lately, you may be wondering if there is an issue with your vehicle. Not only does it feel rough, but you also may have noticed a squeaking noise whenever you make a turn or come to a stop.
If this is the case, there is a strong possibility that the vehicle's suspension is worn out. If you are still unsure, look for the following signs that your suspension is going bad and may need to be replaced soon by a professional.
1. Nose of Your Car Dips Down Whenever You Step on the Brakes
One sign that your car's suspension is going bad is when you notice that you lurch forward whenever you stop on the brakes. As soon as the vehicle stops, the nose of it seems to dip down toward the pavement, which is often followed by the car rocking from front to back a few times.
If this is happening, the springs on the front suspension have weakened and are no longer able to withstand the weight and force from a sudden stop. Have a mechanic take a look at them to see if they need to be replaced.
2. Car Feels like It Is Drifting to One Side When You Make a Turn
Another sign that it may be time to have your car's suspension worked on is when you notice a change in the way the car feels when you are making a turn. Instead of a smooth turn, you may feel that the car is drifting to one side, almost feeling as though it could turn over.
When this happens, at least one side of the suspension system of both the front and rear are going bad. You may need to have a professional replace the entire system if this is happening.
If your car shifts to one side when you make a turn, to the point that you feel that it could turn over and/or you find that the nose dips whenever you step on the brakes, the most likely culprit for the issues is that the suspension is worn out. Since working on this part of a vehicle is often difficult for someone with little to no experience working on cars, you should have a professional replace them. Take your car to an auto service near you and let them know that you believe your car needs suspension work so that they can take care of the problem for you.Share