Suspension Service Near Baton Rouge, LA

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Suspension Service At Toyota Of New Orleans

It’s easy to take your vehicle’s suspension for granted and forget what an important role it plays in your safety and comfort out on the road. There’s no such thing as a perfect road, and if it weren’t for your suspension system, you’d feel every bump and imperfection as you drive. If you’ve ever driven a vehicle with a damaged suspension, you know how frightening and uncomfortable it can be to feel unstable behind the wheel. To keep this from happening to you, you’ll want to stay on top of your vehicle’s suspension service and maintenance. To learn more about suspension service or to schedule a service appointment near Harvey and Lafayette, give us a call at Toyota of New Orleans.

The Suspension System of a Vehicle

The suspension system is an important part of the vehicle’s chassis that works to keep your wheels stable on the ground. Some of the parts that make up the suspension system include springs, struts, sway bars, and dampers. This system was created not only to keep your wheels on the ground but also to provide balance during sharp turns, to absorb shock, and to minimize turbulence as you drive.

How to Know When to Schedule Suspension Service

When it comes to when’s the best time to take your vehicle to a professional if it experiences damage, the answer is always the sooner the better. You always want to catch a problem early so you can avoid further damage and more expensive repairs down the line. With that being said, let’s go over some of the common signs of a suspension problem so you can know when to schedule suspension service for your vehicle. Signs of Damage May Include:

● More turbulence/a rougher ride
● Your vehicle pulls while driving and/or braking
● An unusual noise that sounds like squeaking during turns or while braking
● Your vehicle drifting or pulling during turns
● Your vehicle sits lower on one of its corners: A broken spring could cause your vehicle to sit lower on one of its corners.
● A problem with your vehicle’s shocks: Look for oil, grease, or excessive wear and tear on the shocks.
● Strange/uneven tire wear: If you have a suspension problem, your tires may have an uneven wear pattern usually in the form of “cupping”. This could mean that your wheels aren’t balanced due to a suspension problem.

If you think your vehicle may be showing one or more of these signs, you’ll want to schedule an inspection as soon as possible. Driving with a damaged suspension could put you at risk for danger out on the road, which is why suspension service and repairs are so important. It’s also important to keep in mind that you should seek professional advice as soon as you notice anything out of the ordinary with your vehicle.

Ready to make your appointment with the service department at Toyota of New Orleans? If so, you can schedule online or stop by our location near Metairie, LA.