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Car Suspension Problems - Warning Signs


car suspension problems, DJ Foreign Auto Care, Minneapolis, MN 55418

Driving with car suspension problems such as worn or leaking shocks/struts, loose or broken controls arms or other damaged suspension components can be just as risky as driving with bald tires or squealing brakes. But many drivers who have their tires and brakes inspected and replaced regularly don't think to have their suspension checked.

If you experience any warning signs of car suspension problems such as: the car bouncing or swaying, the car does not handle well, the car does not sit level, or if the car is shaking or vibrating, you should have your vehicle inspected right away by a qualified professional. After a vehicle has 50,000 miles on the odometer, the suspension should be checked every time the brakes are inspected; at least once a year or every 12,000 miles.

Some brands such as Land Rover/Range Rover and Mercedes-Benz include models that have air suspension. According to Wikipedia, "Air suspension is a type of vehicle suspension powered by an electric or engine-driven air pump or compressor. This compressor pumps the air into a flexible bellows, usually made from textile-reinforced rubber. This in turn inflates the bellows, and raises the chassis from the axle."

Some common car suspension problems that we see with air suspension are: compressor failure, air bag or strut failure, and air line failure. An obvious symptom of a problem with air suspension, is when the vehicle is "riding lower that normal" or it seems like "the air suspension goes flat".

For all of your European and Import repair and service needs, contact the professionals at DJ Foreign Auto Care. We perform FREE multi-point inspections and can diagnose and repair steering and suspension problems including vehicles with air suspension! We are located at: 2626 University Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418. Call today to get on the schedule: 612-588-3305.