WHEELS & SUSPENSION
Does your car dip or rock when you go over bumps or drift around corners even at low speeds?
If you answered yes, it may be time to replace your vehicle’s shocks or struts.
Whether your vehicle has shock absorbers or a strut-based system typical in many front-wheel-drive cars, West Side Autos has the car suspension qualified and friendly staff are dedicated to diagnose and repair any problem and get you back on the road with a smooth ride.
Pot holes and rough road surfaces don’t just make for a bad ride, they can affect the alignment of your wheels.
Misaligned wheels can cause a lot of issues with the overall health of your vehicle, including uneven tyre wear.
Proper wheel alignment helps your tyres last longer, improves gas mileage, and provides safer handling. West Side Autos will help you get the most out of your car, for as long as you own it.
Wheels&suspension upkeep in depth:
STRUTS&SHOCKS NARROWED DOWN
When it comes to absorbing the shocks of the road, you'd think the shock absorbers would take care of everything. But you'd only be half right. Actually, coil or leaf springs handle the abuse of the road. Your shock absorbers handle the abuse caused by the rebound of the springs. They both work together to keep your vehicle under control. And those two components, plus a variety of control arms, shafts, rods, bushings, joints, and knuckles make up what's commonly called a conventional car suspension. Many larger SUVs and pickup trucks still use this time-tested design.
Many of today's front-wheel drive cars have a strut suspension system that combines the control arms and shock absorbers of a conventional car suspension into one unit, eliminating the need for a lot of other components. Struts cost more, but they do more than conventional shock absorbers and have fewer components to maintain.