Steering & Suspension

Steering & Suspension

Whenever you get behind the wheel, you rely on your vehicle’s steering and suspension system to provide you with a smooth, comfortable ride. If your car is showing signs of suspension trouble, it might be time to bring it to the professionals at Accurate Auto in Hillsboro, OR for an inspection. There are several signs that your suspension or steering system may be in trouble. If you notice any of the following red flags, it’s time to get it checked out:

  • Your car starts to feel like it’s pulling or drifting to one side every time you drive
  • The ride seems to be more bumpy than usual
  • Your car tends to lurch forward whenever you come to a stop
  • The shocks appear to be greasy, which is usually an indication that there’s a leak
  • The tires suddenly have visibly uneven tread wear
  • You’re hearing a strange rattling noise while driving

If you experience any of these symptoms, let the professionals at Accurate Auto determine exactly what your car needs to get optimum performance from your suspension system. The springs, shock absorbers or struts may need to be replaced. After you drive a certain number of miles, these parts can start to wear down as a result of normal use. If you drive over a lot of potholes or rough roads, it could also affect your suspension system. This part of your vehicle is what ensures you and your passengers have a comfortable ride as well as good braking distance, excellent handling, and superior safety when you get behind the wheel.

Assessing Your Suspension

We are more than happy to help you with a thorough suspension system check. Another way you can make sure that it’s in good condition is to try the “bounce test” at home. Simply push down on your vehicle and take note of how many times it bounces before it fully stops. If it bounces more than twice, it could mean that your struts or shocks should be replaced as soon as possible.

Another way to ensure the health of your suspension system is to keep your wheels aligned so you experience less wear and tear. Check your struts and shocks for signs of leaking. Any leaking fluid can cause damage to your suspension components. Make sure you have your vehicle regularly serviced so our technicians can check the bushings and joints. You need to have a healthy suspension system not only for a smooth ride but also to help you avoid expensive repairs and tire issues in the future.

For all your automotive service and repair needs, visit Accurate Auto in Hillsboro, OR and give us a call at 503-850-2878 today to schedule an appointment.


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