Your Infiniti or other European or Asian automobile will tell you it has suspension problems. At first, the signs may be subtle and you may not notice them. However, at the first sign of trouble, it’s important to have your suspension inspected to avoid further damage. Lucas Auto Care can inspect and repair your vehicle suspension. Here are signs it’s in trouble.
If you feel every bump in the road while you are driving, your shocks and struts likely need to be replaced. These parts are designed to absorb the bumpiness in the road. If they are no longer able to do so, your ride will become extremely uncomfortable.
Nosediving means that your vehicle lurches forward when you apply the brakes. Your vehicle may also lean backward when you step on the accelerator. If it tilts when you turn corners, you are suffering from momentum motion and your shocks and struts need to be replaced.
If your vehicle drifts to the side and you have to constantly correct your steering to keep your Infiniti going straight, your wheels are out of alignment. Realigning the wheels will resolve the issue and you’ll be able to head straight again with no effort.
If one of the corners of your Infiniti is sitting lower than the others, the suspension spring on that wheel has broken. Another sign that there is a problem with one or more of the suspension springs is hearing a clunk when you drive over bumps.
Your shock absorbers need to be replaced if they are oily. You can check them yourself by reaching up behind your wheels and touching them. If there is oil on your fingertips afterward, the shock absorbers are leaking and they need to be replaced.
Finally, your steering system is part of your suspension, and problems steering your Infiniti indicate suspension trouble. Don’t drive your Infiniti with steering problems. This makes it difficult to control the automobile and you may end up stranded in an intersection at the worst possible time.
Lucas Auto Care is the best auto repair shop in Cypress, TX. We are also European and Asian automobile experts. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment if you are having problems with your vehicle’s suspension. It’s important to have the suspension corrected to avoid damaging it further. Serious suspension damage can include breaking the axles.