Schedule A Suspension Inspection At Purcellville Tire & Auto ServiceFeb 9th, 2012
Today's Purcellville car care article focuses on your suspension. Purcellville Tire & Auto Service customers need to know that in addition to just wearing out, suspension components can be damaged in an accident or by a hard impact – like a pothole, hitting a curb or a rock in the road.
Because the life span of shocks can vary so widely, your vehicle manufacturer and Purcellville Tire & Auto Service recommend periodic inspections. During an inspection, your Purcellville service technician will check for worn, broken or missing parts.
Signs that shocks or struts are wearing out: The tires may have a cupped wear pattern. This is from the shocks bouncing unevenly as you drive around Purcellville. You may notice a floaty or drifting sensation when cornering. If the front of your vehicle dives excessively when stopping or rocks back and forth after you stopped, your shocks may be worn out. And if they are leaking fluid, it's definitely time to replace them.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, come into Purcellville Tire & Auto Service for a suspension inspection. Same if you've been in an accident that involved one of your wheels. Worn or broken shocks can cause premature wear or failure on other vehicle suspension parts such as ball joints and other steering components as well. If your suspension actually fails, it could lead to a serious accident, so let us take care of your suspension components at Purcellville Tire & Auto Service.
When you replace your shocks, it's usually a good idea to replace all four at the same time. That'll give you more even handling. Talk with your service advisor at Purcellville Tire & Auto Service because you don't want a big difference between the performance of your shocks from wheel to wheel, and replacing all may be the safest bet.
Purcellville Tire & Auto Service
901 E. Main St. & 720 E. Main St.
Purcellville, VA 20132
540.338.6666 or 540.338.667
At Purcellville Tire & Auto Service we install quality NAPA replacement parts.