What are common signs of suspension failure?

What are common signs of suspension failure?

What are common signs of suspension failure?A healthy suspension plays a critical role in ensuring smooth and safe driving. When you first notice a sign of suspension trouble, you'll want to get to the shop for an inspection. Here's a look at six common signs of a suspension problem.


As long as you're following the speed limit, it shouldn't feel like you're drifting when you go around sharp turns. However, if you do get this feeling, then a suspension problem could be to blame.

"Nose Diving" Sensation

Worn-out shocks may cause your vehicle to lunge at a downward trajectory when you engage the brakes.

Bumpy Driving

If you can see that the road is smoothly paved, but it feels like you're driving over bumps, then there's a good chance that suspension trouble is brewing.

Doesn't Pass the Bounce Test

You can do a quick and easy test to give you a better sense of whether your shocks/struts are worn out. To start, make completely sure that your vehicle is securely parked. Then, press down on the front end with all of your muscle and rock it a couple of times. After letting go, head around back and do the same thing on the rear. After releasing, if the vehicle rocks more than two or three times, then there's reason to suspect suspension trouble and you'll want to have a mechanic take a look.


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

Bald Spots on Tires

Suspension problems can cause uneven tire tread. As a result, bald spots could start to form on the tires.

If you need auto repair, be sure to bring your vehicle to a reputable shop. For suspension repair in San Diego, contact the experts at Japanese Carmasters at (858) 282-0918. Japanese Carmasters also specializes in hybrid repair in San Diego. Feel free to give Japanese Carmasters a call today to schedule an appointment for any of your foreign or domestic vehicle repair needs!

Japanese Carmasters Blog
Posted: November 10, 2020

Written and Published By MORBiZ