Poor Road Conditions!

3 04 2014

Dale BertramWhat does driving on poor road conditions mean to drivers?  Poor road conditions wreak havoc on tires and alignment. The accuracy of your car’s steering and suspension is nearly as important to your safety as a well-maintained brake system. The result of driving on bad roads significantly reduces steering control, causes steering wheel vibrations and unusual noises.  Weak shocks or struts permit excessive rebound of your wheels, allowing them to become airborne.  A vehicle with worn shock absorbers is more susceptible to undercarriage damage.  When you notice this happening the car should be checked out immediately. A loose tie rod end can break causing you to lose steering control.  If your vehicle sways on turns, doesn’t feel balanced when you accelerate or brake, bounces or bottoms out, you may need to replace your vehicle’s shocks or struts.  Worn shocks or struts increase the wear of tires, ball joints, steering linkage, springs and C.V. joints.  For best control and handling, always replace your shocks or struts in pairs or sets of four.

We recommend you have a complete suspension, steering and undercarriage inspection at least once a year to save your vehicle and money as well.  Your tires should be rotated at least twice a year. Until our roads are working for us and not against us it is the best we can do.

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