When it comes to automotive maintenance and repair, it is important to check for worn suspension components. This can be done by visually inspecting the grease boots and rubber bushings for signs of damage. Start by looking at the rubber bushings that separate the metal components of the suspension from each other. These are usually black in color, but may discolor and turn gray over time.
Check both sides of the passenger and compare the heights. If there is a slight variation (2.5 cm or less), it is normal, but if one side is lower than the other, this could indicate a problem with the suspension. If the shock absorbers are worn out, you may feel the front of the vehicle “sink” every time you brake firmly. This is a sign that you should schedule a checkup with a mechanic as soon as possible, as poor suspension can increase downtime by up to 20%. If one part fails, it can cause further damage to other components, so it is important to have a professional mechanic inspect the vehicle's suspension and steering wheel. At YourMechanic, our mechanics are experienced in inspecting and repairing suspension components.
They can help identify any issues and make sure your vehicle is running safely and efficiently. We recommend scheduling regular maintenance checks to ensure that your vehicle's suspension components are in good condition.