Rough surfaces, potholes and bumps could wreck havoc on your Honda but the suspension system is why that doesn’t happen. It is responsible for delivering a comfortable driving experience by smoothing out the effects of the bumps and potholes. It also helps to keep your tires in contact with the ground, giving you controlled ride and preventing rollover accidents. Since it’s hard at work every day, over time various suspension components may wear down or even break. Toole’s Garage in San Carlos offers full range of suspension testing and repairs.
Signs your Honda needs suspension repair
Suspension deterioration usually happens gradually, over extended period of time, and we do not notice these gradual changes. Only when it’s repaired do we realize how much better the car handles, and how much smoother it rides. Here are some signs to watch out for:
If the shocks are leaking oil, shock replacement is a necessity.
The suspension system is responsible for keeping your Honda stable, regardless of the road conditions. If your vehicle is drifting to one side, it’s advisable to visit your local mechanic and ask for a suspension check.
The bounce test is simple – push down on the front of the vehicle a few times, than rapidly let go. If it keeps bouncing, there is an issue with suspension.
Worn our shocks or struts will cause the ride to feel bumpy, since they can no longer fully compensate for the up-and-down motion due to potholes, bumps, etc. We highly recommend visiting a professional mechanic – bouncy ride can become dangerous under winter road conditions.
Suspension problems may sneak up on you – that’s why we recommend regular auto care. When you bring your Honda to Toole’s Garage for oil service, we can also test the suspension and inspect shocks for leaks – we will let you know if your Honda’s suspension requires maintenance or repairs. Call our San Carlos auto care garage to make an appointment – we are happy to be of service.