4 Common Myths Surrounding Suspension System Repair
Information can spread rather quickly in this age characterized by the internet and smartphones. People can spread information without conforming if it's true or not. When it comes to automobile maintenance, false information or even half-truths can prove expensive to vehicle owners. Keep reading as we debunk the common myths surrounding a vehicle's suspension system to help you prevent losses due to future disruptive performance issues.
Myth 1: The Suspension System is Only for Comfort
The truth is the suspension system does provide comfort by maximizing the friction between the road and your car's tires. However, that isn't the only role a suspension system plays. Suspension systems prevent vibrations that cause the loosening of vehicle components over time, while also making handling easier on tough terrain. A functioning suspension system does provide comfort, but more importantly, it increases driving safety.
Myth 2: Lowering Your Suspension Always Improves Performance.
While lowering your suspension might seem like it will improve your vehicle’s performance, this is not always the case. In fact, lowering the vehicle's suspension can sometimes reduce overall performance. This is because when the suspension lowers, the bottom of the vehicle is at a higher risk of scraping the ground, which can lead to further wear and tear on important auto parts.
Myth 3: It's Easy to Tell When the Suspension System Needs Repair
The suspension system is one of the easiest parts to overlook in terms of maintenance since it's not readily visible. Although forgotten, it often absorbs most of the shock, causing wear and tear. This wear and tear can cause issues that may not be noticeable until severe damage has already occurred. It's important to perform suspension system checks and maintenance as per your vehicle's manual instructions or as much as possible, depending on how frequently you drive.
Myth 4: The Suspension Operates Independently
Another big myth surrounding the suspension system is that it operates independently. The truth is your car's suspension significantly impacts the brakes, tires, and drivetrain system. That is why a malfunctioning strut or shock within your suspension could impact your vehicle's handling and increase wear on your tires.
Contact Our Suspension System Repair Experts
At Custom Complete Automotive, our mechanics can provide the suspension service your vehicle needs to get it back into optimal condition. To learn more about our suspension system services, or to schedule an appointment at one of our locations in Missouri, contact us today!
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Eric Riddles is an ASE Certified Master Automobile Technician who has been working as an auto mechanic since 1998 and originally joined the team at Custom Complete Automotive in 2005. Eric has numerous certifications in various aspects of car repair and spent 10 years training the next generation of auto technicians at a local high school Auto Shop classroom.