SUSPENSION CHECK AND REPLACENEMT
Suspension damage is not only a potential MOT failure, but it can also make your car dangerous to drive on the road due to unpredictable handling.
Issues with your car’s suspension are not necessarily entirely down to physical damage, but might also be as a result of wear from everyday use. This can lead to a range of issues including aquaplaning in wet conditions and even travel sickness.
Common car suspension problems
Look out for these simple characteristics when driving to see if your car’s suspension may need to be checked:
- Loss of grip
- Heavy turning in corners
- ‘Bouncing’ (or the nose of your car ‘ducking’) under breaking
- Aquaplaning in wet weather
- Swaying in side winds
- Travel sickness
Worn suspension can cause aquaplaning in wet weather conditions as your tyre will not be kept firmly on the road surface and the water underneath the tyre tread forces it to lose contact with the road. This leads to an uncomfortable ride, causing some drivers travel sickness and fatigue.
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