Newsletter 2015-04-27

Newsletter 2015-04-27

 

6 Common Suspension Problems and How to Fix Them

It can be pretty tricky to find the source of a steering or suspension problem, but it doesn't need to be tough to fix one. To help you out, we've compiled this quick list of common suspension problems and their solutions.

1. Brake Dive: If your nose dips down hard when you hit the brakes, you might need new front shocks
2. Acceleration Squat: This is the opposite of brake dive. If your rear end dips when you hit the gas, you might need new rear shocks
3. No Power Steering: If you car feels hard to steer at low speeds, you might have a power steering problem. The most likely culprit is the power steering pump. Listen for a whining noise under the hood that indicates a worn pump.
4. Uneven Tire Wear: If your tires are wearing unevenly or in strange patterns you might have tie rod problems.
5. Clicking Sounds: If you hear a light clicking sound over small bumps, you might have worn sway bar links or tie rods.
6. Play in the Steering: Play in the steering is when you can move the steering wheel a significant amount without resistance or a response at the wheels. This can be caused by problems with a number of steering parts. The best way to diagnose the source of your problem is to raise and secure your car and start trying to move the steering components by hand. If anything feels loose, replace it.

This doesn't cover every possible outcome, but it is a quick start to help you solve your steering problems. The good news is that we carry all the parts mentioned above, so, once you figure out what you need, you can get it from 1A Auto.

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