When you're parked, you expect your car to be flat and level. If you notice that it tilts heavily toward a wheel in a curve, it's likely that the suspension of that curve is broken. Similarly, if the car tilts forward or backward, the front or rear wheel suspension may need repair. If you notice a fluid leak, you probably have a crack in the joint that connects the axle to the shock absorber body.
The liquid that escapes will run over the shock absorber and fall to the ground. The loss of fluid from the shock absorber only means that it's a matter of time before it needs to be replaced. The vehicle's suspension includes the wheels and, if they are not well balanced or aligned, the tire tread will wear out forming patches, ripples or dots. Uneven tire wear can also indicate that the vehicle's suspension is not supporting the vehicle's weight evenly, which could indicate several problems.
If you have problems with the suspension and need to inspect the suspension system, open the vehicle's hood and inspect the shock absorbers or struts, which extend through the fender above each wheel and on each side.