Steering stability and handling are heavily reliant on the performance of your suspension components such as shocks and struts. Routine maintenance, front end alignment service and inspections will keep your ride smooth and ensure that everything is working in top condition. The minor costs for these preventative measures will prevent larger, more expensive cures later. Your safety is dependant on your suspension and all the working parts that are in volved. It takes a great deal of knowledge and understanding to be able to diagnose and fight each possible problem that can occur. But with our team of mechanics that have been doing this for over 20 years. We know what needs to be addressed now, what can wait and help you prioritise your suspension repairs.
Remember, suspension work typically needs to be done every 80,000km depending on your driving habits and it's not covered by your cars warranties. These are regular maintance items that need to be looked at often to make sure everything is in working order.
Typical suspension items that require regular maintenance and repair include:
▪ Wheel Alignment
▪ Rear Suspension
▪ Struts Replacement
▪ Replace Coil Springs
▪ Shocks Replacement
▪ Replace Air Springs
▪ Leaf Repair
▪ Two and/or Four Wheel Alignment
▪ Front End Suspension
Your shocks are and struts are what connectyour car's tires to the road. That is why they are also responsible for you car's handling and ride. They even affect your stopping power as well which is why you don't want to take for granted they are just there doing their job. Even though they seem to wear out slowly they do have a life span and as already mentioned they are a component that will not be covered under your new vehicle's warranty.
Your shocks and struts are also responsible for the life of your tires. If they are not aligned properly or working as they should they will also cause your tires to wear unevenly or faster than normal reducing the life of your tires. As a result, you will end up having to spend the money replacing your tires prematurely. No one wants to spend more on their vehicle than necessary, but keeping your suspension in good working order will SAVE you money in the long run. So don't neglect the work that may be needed.
If you feel like something is out of whack, your steering isn't responding the way it should or your hearing funny clunks and noises as you go over bumps. That can be just a warning sign that there is something going on with your suspension. Heritage Autopro can diagnose and see what's really going on if things are getting a little shaky or unstable. So don't hesitate to...