What You Need to Know About Your Car’s Suspension System

January 17th, 2017 by

Working on a CarYour car’s suspension is a complicated system made up of a multitude of components. It might not be immediately natural to know how to properly take care of your suspension. That’s why it’s best to leave that work to the experts here at Chevrolet of Homewood. That doesn’t mean you don’t need to know about your suspension. On the contrary, it’s important to have a basic understanding. So what do you need to know about your suspension?

Everything You Need to Know

You suspension is what connects your wheels to your vehicle. It’s also what controls handling and provides a good—or bad—ride quality. It’s also what allows your car to traverse varied terrain, whether that’s climbing over rocks off road or dealing with a potholed street.

So what is your suspension? It’s a series of joints and pivots that let your wheels move not only up and down, but also lets them turn, so you can steer. Essential parts of your suspension include ball joints, tire rod ends, idler arms, a control arm bushing, and the pitman. Other components include your shocks and struts. All of these things need to fit together perfectly to provide the ride quality, handling, and braking that you expect.

Unfortunately sometimes these parts wear out over time. Wear is inevitable, so it’s important to have your suspension inspected periodically. Premature problems can also be caused by damage from hitting a rock or a curb, or hitting a large pothole or other impact. Unfortunately, it’s not always easy to detect this damage.

If you’re experiencing poor steering, a poor ride quality, or excess bouncing after you go over things like speed bumps, then you are probably have issues with your suspension. Luckily, these issues are fairly easy to diagnose. Here at Chevrolet of Homewood we’re happy to help fix up your suspension, so that it’s working good as new.

Visit Chevrolet of Homewood Today

We’re happy to help with your suspension issues here at Chevrolet of Homewood, your local Calumet City area Chevy dealer and service center. Visit us at 18033 S. Halsted Street in Homewood, IL, or schedule service online now to make sure your suspension system is working like it should.