Auto Maintenance in Corona, CA

Top Signs of Suspension Failure

To keep your vehicle driving smoothly and safely, it's important that its suspension remains in great shape. At the first indication of a suspension problem, it'll be best to have a mechanic take a look. Here are seven signs of suspension trouble.

Looks Low in One Corner

A bad spring can make your vehicle sit lower in one corner. With a bad spring, you'll probably hear clunking sounds when you drive over bumps.

Fails the Bounce Test

You can do a simple test to help you figure out if suspension trouble is brewing. With your vehicle securely parked, use all of your muscle to push down on its front end. Rock it twice and release. Next, go to the vehicle's rear and repeat this step. After you let go, the vehicle should only rock two or three times on its own. If it rocks more than this, then you may be due for suspension repair.

Bald Spots on Tires

A worn-out suspension can cause tire tread to wear down unevenly. As a result, bald spots could start to form.

Excessive Bouncing

If your vehicle starts excessively bouncing whenever you hit a little bump, then suspension trouble is likely brewing.


Assuming that you're following the posted speed limit, it shouldn't feel like your vehicle is drifting or swaying when you navigate sharp turns. If you do get this sensation while driving at a safe speed, then you could be dealing with a suspension issue.

Leaking/Visible Damage

Your shocks will probably need to be replaced if you can see oil leaking out onto them.

Braking Issues

A faulty suspension could make it feel like your vehicle is nose-diving when you brake. Suspension trouble could also make your vehicle take longer to stop after you've commenced braking.

If you need auto repair, be sure to bring your vehicle to a reputable mechanic. For suspension repair in Corona, Eastvale, and Norco, CA, contact the experts at Harvey's Autotech at (951) 432-5373. Feel free to give Harvey's Autotech a call today to make an appointment for any of your vehicle's repair or maintenance needs!

Harvey's Autotech Blog
Posted: April 2, 2021

Written and Published By MORBiZ