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Rum River Automotive

101 4th Ave N
Princeton, MN 55371

The term “suspension system” refers to all of the components that connect the vehicle to the road, such as tires, car axles, and shocks. Although vehicles may vary in their suspension designs, they all do these three things:

  • Support the vehicle
  • Absorb bumps and other shocks
  • Allow the vehicle to turn in response to steering

Some drivers may be wondering, “How do I know if my suspension is bad?” If you are experiencing any of the problems below, call your professional auto mechanic to schedule an inspection of the suspension system, including the car axles.

  1. Excessive bouncing when hitting a bump or pothole.
  2. Vehicle “nose-dives” or “squats” when braking or accelerating.
  3. Tire "cupping" as the rubber wears off the tire each time it hits the ground.
  4. Hydraulic fluid leaking from inside the shock.

It is normal that shocks wear out as the miles add up on your vehicle. They wear out even more quickly when it is necessary to drive over bumpy streets on a regular basis. When your suspension system goes bad, the results can be dangerous, as it impacts the steering and stopping the performance of your vehicle. Replacing the shocks, or car struts will improve stopping performance as well as increase vehicle stability and driver control.

Are you wondering, “How do I know if my suspension is bad?” If you have questions about suspension systems and the effect on car axles, contact our ASE Certified Technicians at Rum River Automotive for more information and to schedule an appointment. Since 1997, our auto shop has served vehicle owners in Princeton, MN and in the surrounding areas of Milaca, MN, and Zimmerman, MN.

An inspection of the suspension should include car axles, and struts, components that can fail. Ask your mechanic about how do I know if my suspension is bad.

The term “suspension system” refers to all of the components that connect the vehicle to the road, such as tires, car axles, and shocks. Although vehicles may vary in their suspension designs, they all do these three things:

  • Support the vehicle
  • Absorb bumps and other shocks
  • Allow the vehicle to turn in response to steering

Some drivers may be wondering, “How do I know if my suspension is bad?” If you are experiencing any of the problems below, call your professional auto mechanic to schedule an inspection of the suspension system, including the car axles.

  1. Excessive bouncing when hitting a bump or pothole.
  2. Vehicle “nose-dives” or “squats” when braking or accelerating.
  3. Tire "cupping" as the rubber wears off the tire each time it hits the ground.
  4. Hydraulic fluid leaking from inside the shock.

It is normal that shocks wear out as the miles add up on your vehicle. They wear out even more quickly when it is necessary to drive over bumpy streets on a regular basis. When your suspension system goes bad, the results can be dangerous, as it impacts the steering and stopping the performance of your vehicle. Replacing the shocks, or car struts will improve stopping performance as well as increase vehicle stability and driver control.

Are you wondering, “How do I know if my suspension is bad?” If you have questions about suspension systems and the effect on car axles, contact our ASE Certified Technicians at Rum River Automotive for more information and to schedule an appointment. Since 1997, our auto shop has served vehicle owners in Princeton, MN and in the surrounding areas of Milaca, MN, and Zimmerman, MN.

Troy Minske
Rum River AutomotiveAuto Repair Shop in Princeton, MN

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101 4th Ave N, Princeton, MN 55371763-389-3811info@rumriverauto.com
Mon:8:00am - 5:30pm
Tue:8:00am - 5:30pm
Wed:8:00am - 5:30pm
Thu:8:00am - 5:30pm
Fri:8:00am - 5:30pm
Sat:Closed
Sun:Closed
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