Suspension inspections, repairs, and replacements
At GMW Mechanical & Towing, we offer inspections, repairs, and replacements for your suspension. So as soon as your suspension starts showing any of the warning signs listed below, get in touch with our team. We’ll work quickly to inspect, diagnose, and repair or replace your suspension so that you can get back on the road to a flawless drive in no time at all.
Call us today on 07 4973 5735 to book in your car, 4WD or caravan for suspension repairs, replacements & servicing.
What is suspension?
When we refer to suspension, we refer to the suspension of your car. A crucial part of the overall health of your car, the suspension is the component responsible for keeping control and maintaining an optimal drive. It does so by creating maximum friction between the road and your tyres, heightening the stability of the steering and, by extension, improving your handling of the vehicle.
Why choose GMW Mechanical & Towing for all your suspension needs?
When it comes to getting your suspension checked and fixed, you only want the best. The team of mechanics here at GMW Mechanical & Towing are fully licensed, meaning we provide a comprehensive and professional suspension service backed by years of first-hand knowledge. We’ll also give you great preventative advice to ensure your suspension reaches its full potential and lifespan.
How do you know when your suspension is faulty?
There are many signs that your suspension is broken or at risk of breaking soon. If you spot your car suffering any of these common suspension problems, get in touch with us right away so that we can take your car into our workshop and have a look.
- Your vehicle becomes difficult to steer
- A corner of your vehicle is sitting lower than the others
- You feel every bump in the road more than normal
- Your car drifts or “pulls”, especially when taking a turn
- Your car’s tyre treads are uneven
- The car dips when stopping, commonly also known as “nosediving”
What are the common causes of suspension wear?
Though your suspension will suffer some natural wear and tear over time, there are some things that you do while driving that will cause your suspension to wear out faster than expected. If you want to prolong the need to repair or replace your suspension, make sure to avoid these bad driving habits.
- Hitting curbs, potholes, or other road irregularities, especially at high speeds
- Slamming your brakes often or when unnecessary
- Speeding over bumps in the road, including speed bumps
In general, being a safe and careful driver will help your suspension last its full lifespan. Of course, even if you’re the most precarious driver in the whole of Australia, your suspension will eventually begin to fail. When this is the case, don’t continue to drive; this can cause further damage to the rest of your car and even increase your risk of an accident due to reduced control over the steering.
Who should I contact when my suspension is damaged?
If you notice your car suffering from suspension problems, get in touch with our team at GMW Mechanical & Towing today to get booked in for a thorough suspension diagnostics and repair service.