Damage to your suspension can affect the control of your vehicle, you may notice a difference when turning or stopping. Here are some things to look out for.
Pulling When Turning – If your suspension is damaged you could feel a pull when you are turning a corner meaning the vehicle is no longer being kept stable by the shocks. If you get this feeling round a corner its best to book in for a check.
Uneven Tyre Wear – If the tread is wearing unevenly on your tyres it could be a sign the suspension isn’t holding the car even and could be putting uneven pressure on the vehicle and therefore wearing out the tyres.
Rough Ride – This is the sign that most people pick up on when their suspension is damaged, if you start to feel the road as being more bouncy you may need to have your suspension checked.
One way to test your vehicles suspension from home is by trying the bounce test this is done by simply pressing down on the front of the vehicle when it is parked, bounce it up and down a few times and then release it. If the vehicle continues to bounce a few times after you release it instead of just spring back up stable this could mean your suspension is worn out and needs a professional to look at it.