Drive Safe: Check Your Suspension

As a car owner, you understand that routine maintenance is important to keeping your car running. With all the different parts and systems, it can be confusing knowing when to service what part. One system that needs routine maintenance is the suspension; below are some of the parts that make up your car's suspension and when they should be serviced:

  • Shocks and Struts - Shocks and struts absorb the bounce associated with driving over bumps and dips in the road. Shocks and struts should be changed every 65,000 -75,000 miles, sometimes sooner depending on road conditions.
  • Sway Bar - The sway bar is responsible for counteracting the force that causes your car to want to roll when turning. Sway bars can wear out after prolonged use, but are fairly inexpensive to replace.
  • Spindle and Ball Joints - The spindle is the center point of your car's wheel and is connected with ball joints. Ball joints should be inspected by your mechanic at least twice a year, and at each oil change, have the ball joints lubricated.

At our auto service shop in Dickinson, ND, we want to make sure all drivers are safe. If you are unsure if your suspension needs to be serviced, come visit with our service techs and speak with one of our experts.

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