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Is your truck’s ride as smooth as it should be? If not, you may need truck suspension repair. Generally, people think of suspension as a comfort item. That is because suspension problems can lead to a rough ride. However, suspension can also be a safety issue. If your truck suspension needs repair, it could lead to unsafe driving and accidents. So, getting your suspension checked and repaired when you notice a problem is essential.

Suspension Components

Your suspension includes any parts of your truck that connect the vehicle to the wheels. Your suspension lets you steer. For trucks and trailers, the suspension can also have towing equipment. Components include

  • Tires
  • Springs
  • Links
  • Struts
  • Shock Absorbers
  • Leveling Valves
  • Springs
  • Bushings
  • Shackle Hangers
  • U-Bolts
  • Torque Arms
  • Trailer Hitch

Trucks and Suspension Issues

Because they carry heavy loads, trucks experience wear and tear on their suspension. So, at some point in time, you will need suspension work. Getting regular maintenance can help you keep your suspension in good shape. However, even excellent care cannot prevent all suspension damage. That is even more true if you travel over rough roads.

Some people will tell you that you can drive with a bad suspension. That is partially true. At first, a lousy suspension mainly impacts your comfort. It makes your ride bumpier. However, a bad suspension can also affect your control over the vehicle. You are more likely to get in an accident if the vehicle’s suspension is bad. In addition, if your suspension continues to deteriorate, damaged parts can break completely. That could cause you to lose the ability to control the vehicle.

Signs of Suspension Issues

Because trucks have rougher rides than cars, it can be difficult to determine when you have suspension issues. A driver can easily mistake early suspension issues for bad roads. Some signs to look for include:

  • Jostling and bouncing while driving
  • Difficulty turning
  • Jerking or shaking when you stop
  • Oil or grease on your shock absorbers or struts
  • Uneven runout on the tires

Contact B&L

If you think your suspension has problems, it is essential to have it inspected. Schedule an appointment with us at B&L Towing. We will check your suspension and determine whether it has any issues. If so, we will provide a reliable and comprehensive repair estimate. We will also give you a reliable time estimate for your repairs in that estimate.

Contact B&L Towing Today

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