Your vehicle’s suspension has a big impact on its performance. It helps give you a safe and comfortable drive. We’re highlighting these warning signs that it’s time to schedule an Alfa Romeo repair at Helfman Alfa Romeo of Sugar Land.
1. Pulling to One Side
There are multiple reasons your vehicle pulls to one side. It could be your wheel alignment or even uneven tire wear. It could also be the result of worn suspension parts.
2. Fluid Leakage
If you have a damaged or corroded seal on your shocks, it may begin to leak fluid. That fluid will eventually leak over your shocks, which will certainly need to be replaced.
3. Excessively Bumpy Ride
Your suspension is designed to help absorb bumps in the road. If it isn’t working properly, your drive will feel particularly bumpy. This is usually a sign you have a defective strut that needs to be replaced.
4. Uneven Tire Wear
When your vehicle isn’t absorbing the bumps on the road, it doesn’t just affect your drive. You’ll also notice the impact on your tires. If your vehicle is driving unevenly, your tires will begin to wear unevenly too.
5. Take the Bounce Test
When all else fails, give your vehicle a quick bounce test. When your vehicle is parked (and the engine is off), push down on the front of your vehicle, as hard as you can, a few times. If it bounces a few times, that’s a signal that your struts have become worn.
Does your vehicle need auto maintenance or repairs? There’s no better place to turn than our Alfa Romeo dealership in Houston, TX. Our trained and certified technicians will ensure you get the expert care you need. Reach out to schedule an appointment today!