Suspension repair and maintenance can be complicated and here’s why. Your vehicle’s suspension system works hard to allow your vehicle to travel smoothly around Phoenix and Glendale, but occasionally, we encounter potholes and uneven road surfaces. These road hazards can take a tole on even the best of vehicles. Your suspension is part of the vehicle’s chassis, and is consists of springs, shock absorbers, struts, linkages, bearings, and ball joints. Over time with the abuse they suffer, suspension components wear, leak, warp, and sometimes break, which can put you and other drivers in danger. It is important to replace these parts before they fail, which could cause you to lose control of your vehicle.
How do you know if your suspension may need repair? Some signs are if your tires are wearing unevenly, your vehicle is pulling to one side, or if there are any unusual noises such as clunking or creaking coming from your vehicle. If you are in need of suspension repair keep in mind suspension parts are almost always replaced in pairs – left and right. It is also common for front and rear parts to be updated at the same time. This ensures that your vehicle will maintain balance and stability, and prevent old or worn out parts from placing excessive stress on new parts. If you were to only replaced one side, it would create imbalance, and shorten the life expectancy of the other side.
Of course, the make, model, and year of your car will affect your repair costs. Luxury and performance vehicles will typically have more expensive suspension components, but large trucks, SUVs, and sedans may also cost more to repair. Additionally, if you have an older car, it can take more time to access and remove old parts, which can affect the price. It is difficult to estimate an average suspension repair cost because they can range from very simple and inexpensive to complex and costly.
After replacing suspension components, your mechanic should also perform a wheel alignment, which may increase the total cost of the repair. Even the smallest misalignment can lead to premature tire and even suspension or steering component wear.
If you suspect your vehicle is having Suspension issues stop into Perez Auto Shop, located at 429 S. 35th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85009 Or contact us via phone at 602-269-3576 or online for a complete inspection of your suspension. Our ASE certified mechanics are trained to spot any problems and or future problems that may be coming up from signs of wear and tear.