Your suspension and steering systems are some of the most important systems in your car. Both systems work together to ensure stability and shock absorption when driving in Brisbane. Without proper service and maintenance, these systems will degrade, leaving you and your passengers at risk.
Some warning signs for your suspension include excessive bouncing, particularly on uneven or poorly sealed roads, poor handling, and an unlevel car when parked. If you notice any of these signs, contact your local Brisbane car mechanic. Even if you don’t notice any problems, you should still have your cars’ suspension system checked out by a car mechanic every 20,000 kms. Warning signs for you steering system include vibrating and clunking sounds when turning, juddering when you brake, or a screeching noise when you break.
If your car is veering to one side when driving, you are dealing with a wheel misalignment. A wheel misalignment affects cornering and handling, and makes your car less safe to drive, especially in wet conditions. Not only does a wheel misalignment require the driver to constantly correct when driving, it also places more stress on your tyres. Tyres that aren’t aligned properly are subject to extra wear and tear and will need to be replaced far more often. If left unchecked, a wheel misalignment can also lead to problems with your suspension.
The best way to tell if your wheels are misaligned is by letting your car roll forward without holding the steering wheel. If your car doesn’t move straight, your wheels are not correctly aligned. If your wheels are misaligned, call a car mechanic immediately, for the sake of your tyres and your safety.
At J C Automotives, we’re committed to getting your vehicle running smoothly and safely. If you’ve got issues with your suspension or steering, give us a call today. We’ll ensure that your car leaves our shop in the safest possible mechanical condition. Conveniently located near the CityCat, our Brisbane shop caters to Cannon Hill, Bulimba, Morningside, Murarrie, Carina, Camp Hill, and other surrounding suburbs.