Your car is made up of many systems. These systems rarely, if ever, operate independently. They are interconnected which means that it is possible to experience a problem in one part of your vehicle when the origin of the problem is in an entirely different part of your car. Your car’s suspension system is a good example of a system that is connected to other parts of your car. As a result, good maintenance of your car’s suspension system can impact your car’s long-term health. St. Paul Automotive offers expert suspension & alignment services in St. Paul, MN.
Your car’s suspension system is made up of:
- Wheels (and the tires on them)
- Shock absorbers or struts
- Joints, bushings, and bearings
- Springs and linkages
- The steering system
Suspension and Alignment Repair in St. Paul
When something goes wrong with one of these parts, it can affect other parts. Most of us think of the suspension system only as what makes your car’s ride smooth or rough. A good example of a suspension issue is the alignment of the vehicle’s wheels. Your car’s tires are in constant contact with road surfaces and experience friction and impact, yet they last for tens of thousands of miles. When the wheels on which your tires are mounted go out of alignment, the tires wear down faster than they otherwise might. Tires that wear faster need to be replaced faster, and that costs money. We can help ensure that your wheels are in proper alignment so that, at the very least, they do not wear unduly quickly.
Another common issue with suspension systems comes from the impact taken by shock absorbers and struts. Without these parts, riding in your vehicle would be a punishing experience. Shocks and struts are most often associated with providing relative comfort while traveling, but they actually serve a much more important purpose. When your vehicle travels over the normal imperfections on the road (speed bumps, potholes, debris, etc.), shocks and struts provide stability to your vehicle. When your speed increases, such as in highway driving, well maintained shocks and struts keep your tires in contact with the road. If your shocks or struts are worn out, your car will tend to bounce, and that can result in loss of contact with the road, which is a great safety risk.
Experienced St. Paul Auto Shop
St. Paul Automotive provides expert service on all things related to your vehicle’s suspension and alignment systems. Call us at (651) 298-0956 if you would like to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced technicians.