5 warning signs of suspension system problems in your car. 

Sometimes it’s tricky to diagnose suspension problems in cars. The symptoms may exist but could easily be mistaken for something else or may have developed gradually and therefore considered normal. Recognising the warning signs of suspension system problems can mean the difference between needing major or minor repairs. 


The suspension system of your car is complex and made up of many distinct parts. They include shock absorbers, springs, struts, and ball joints (just to name a few). 

These components, along with your wheels and tyres, control how your car handles the road. The suspension system also helps manage wear and tear on your car, especially over bumps and in uneven road conditions (which let’s be honest is pretty common in South Africa). 


Your car communicates when it needs attention. Some common signs that your suspension system needs some TLC are: 

  • Continued bouncing after hitting bumps or dipping when braking. 
  • Drifting or pulling to one side when turning corners.
  • One side of the parked car sits lower than the other side. 
  • Difficult steering. 
  • Unusually bumpy rides. 

Bouncing and “nose-diving” likely indicate worn shocks. 

Pulling to one side could be as simple as a soft tyre or the need for wheel alignment – however, it could also signify that some of the suspension components are wearing out. 

If your car looks uneven when on level ground with one side dipping, it could mean something in the suspension system has been damaged. 

Steering difficulties and rougher-than-normal rides are indicators of system issues. 

Most car owner manuals suggest the average life of struts and other suspension system parts is around 100 000 km depending on the driver and the roads. 

For suspension system repairs or any other related auto requirements, Randburg Auto Repairs is here to help. 

Randburg Auto Repairs specialises in prompt, affordable, and reliable car services, repairs, seasonal maintenance, and travel check-ups. We work with all makes and models of cars, SUVs, and bakkies – no matter the year of manufacture. We are RMI certified and have a 5-Star MIWA rating. 

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Source: https://www.cbac.com/energy-corridor/media-center/blog/2018/may/5-warning-signs-of-suspension-system-problems-in/

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