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Our vehicle workshop is kitted out to provide you with industry leading suspension repair in Pretoria.
Take a look at the guide below to help diagnose potential problems with your suspension. If you’re unsure, or just want someone to take a closer look feel free to contact Mototek for a suspension repair diagnosis and quotation.
Many people take their suspension system for granted. Consider the weight that this crucial element of your vehicle has to carry. After years of use, and many kilometers of travel, suspension repair becomes necessary. A bad suspension can greatly affect your ability to control the vehicle, particularly when turning and stopping.
Take a look at your tires. If you notice the tread is wearing down unevenly on your tires, or if you notice balding spots, this is often a symptom that the suspension isn’t holding the car evenly, and therefore putting uneven amounts of pressure on the tires.
When the shocks are worn out, you’re likely to feel the vehicle body lurching forward and downward nose-first when you apply the brakes firmly. This can actually affect your ability to stop the car quickly (a bad suspension can increase stop time by up to 20 percent).
Most people can tell their shocks or struts are wearing out when they begin to feel every bump in the road, or when every bump causes the vehicle body to “bounce.” A rough ride is an obvious sign that your vehicle’s suspension needs work.
With a failing suspension system, you’ll often feel the vehicle “drift” or “pull” when you’re turning. This basically means the shocks are no longer keeping the vehicle body stable against the centrifugal force of a turn, increasing your risk of a rollover.
If you suspect your suspension is going bad (perhaps due to one or more of the symptoms we mentioned above), try this simple test. With the car in gear press down on the front of the vehicle with all your weight, “bounce” it a few times, then release. Do it again on the rear of the vehicle. If the car continues to rock or bounce more than 2-3 times after you release it, the suspension is wearing out.