Enjoy a Smooth Ride
European vehicle suspension systems are some of the best in the world, offering you an amazing ride, lightning-fast turns, and an overall enjoyable driving experience. Because these steering and suspension systems are so finely tuned, it’s very apparent when they need adjustment back to spec.
Suspension components take a lot of abuse when you operate your vehicle. If you think about it, these parts are essentially supporting and helping control thousands of pounds of metal being moved around at rates of speeds that can exceed 70 miles per hour, all while absorbing the impacts from imperfections in the road. This is why steering and suspension components need to be checked frequently to ensure you’re getting the best ride possible.
Suspension System Anatomy
A European vehicle suspension system consists of the following components:
- Springs/Coilovers/Air Suspension
- Shock Absorbers
Modern European vehicles also have what is referred to as a “Rack and Pinion” steering system, that works closely with the suspension system. The steering column consists of a:
- Steering Shaft
- Shift Tube
- Column or Mast
Because these two systems are closely related and would not be able to function properly without each other, they are generally inspected and serviced at the same time. Issues that negatively impact how your ride feels could be due to a problem with either, or both, system(s).
Vehicle Suspension Specialists
Signs Your Suspension System Needs Servicing or Repair
Most suspension issues are pretty noticeable because it is so integral to your driving experience. Some signs your suspension system needs repair are:
- The Vehicle is Pulling to the Left or Right
- Other Issues Steering the Vehicle
- Loud Metallic Noises when Driving on Bumps
- The Vehicle Continues to Bounce After Bumps
- The Wheels Shake or Feel Uncontrollable
- Steering Slips or is not Responsive
A damaged suspension system is problematic for a few reasons. The above warning signs can be an indication of a major safety issue that could cause an accident. For that reason alone, you must make sure to get your suspension system inspected right away if you feel that there is a problem. If a major component totally fails, you may lose control of your vehicle.
If your suspension system needs even a small adjustment, it’s much better to address it right away to save money in the long run. When your suspension is off, uneven tire wear is very likely to occur. As all European vehicle owners know, replacing tires can be a very expensive proposition. By maintaining your suspension system, you’re helping your tires last as long as possible.
Vibrations and other symptoms may also be caused by issues with your vehicle’s tires. Because of this, when we work on your suspension system, we will also check the air pressure and condition of all your tires. After suspension work is completed, it’s generally necessary to adjust the vehicle’s alignment as well.
Your Space Coast Dealership Alternative
Suspension issues are important to fix so that you can enjoy an enjoyable, smooth, and most importantly, safe ride in your European vehicle. Melbourne Motorsports is your trusted Space Coast auto repair shop that has been helping owners for over a decade. We’re experts in all makes and models of European vehicles, and can help you get your suspension issues corrected without the high dealership costs.