January 11, 2018
Get your suspension serviced. Car suspension safety is important!

Your suspension isn’t around just too to make your drive smoother, it is a key system that keeps you safe while driving. Without suspension, your brakes and tyres would not respond as accurately and will decrease driving responsiveness, posing a great safety risk. Unfortunately when you get your vehicle serviced by a general mechanic, they mostly focus on your engine and check a few suspension components. Most mechanics don’t have the experience nor the tools to check your vehicles full suspension system.

Therefore we recommend having your suspension checked by a suspension expert at least every 6 months. Fulcrum has made your life easier by offering a completely free suspension safety check. On top of this if you can book now to get a $49 wheel alignment.

When you visit a Fulcrum Suspension specialist for a free suspension safety check, your vehicle will be systematically reviewed. Including all underbody suspension components, such as bushes, control arms, shocks and sway bars. Your brakes and tyres will also be strategically reviewed, to see if they need repair. Upon completion you will be supplied with a detailed report, explaining the current state of your vehicles suspension. Our Technicians will assist you with handy advice to make informed decisions as to your c maintenance.

If there is any immediate work required on your vehicle our Suspension Technicians will work with you to find the right solution and offer you choices to complete the repairs as efficiently and as cost effective to you.


Commodore Safety Check


What you get out a Free Fulcrum Suspension Safety check

  • Check for uneven tyre wear
  • Check for any abnormal noises of bumps
  • Vehicle heights (make sure vehicle doesn’t have a lean to one side)
  • Condition of shock absorbers (make sure they aren’t leaking and control the bounce of the spring)
  • Condition of suspension bushes (whether they are cracked, torn or have excessive movement)
  • Power steering system (condition of fluid, noisy pump, check for leaks, check drive belt for cracks, condition of hoses)
  • Check Tie rod ends, rack ends and ball joints for play/wear
  • Check for noises/play in wheel bearings
  • Check condition of brake system (pads, discs, shoes, brake fluid)
  • General loose component check


Under Vehicle Component Inspection

Our technicians will carefully and intently check every individual suspension component found under your vehicle. Checking for wear and tear as well as any abnormalities. Suspension bushes and shock absorbers are the parts we often inspect and find wear and tear.


Brake and Wheel Inspection

After checking your under body suspension components, our Fulcrum technicians will go around checking all your wheels and brakes. Ensuring that your tyre treads have no excessive or uneven wear and that your brakes are in safe working condition.


Why and when you should consider a Fulcrum Suspension Safety Check & Inspection 

  • 6 Months or 10,000km since your last suspension check
  • Uneven or excessive steering pull
  • When you drive on smooth roads it feels rough or harsh
  • Brakes are activating unevenly
  • Off centre steering wheel
  • Loud vibrations while driving
  • Increased braking distance
  • Excessive or uneven tyre wear
  • Vehicles that constantly carry heavy loads
  • You often go off road or on long road trips
  • Your vehicle is difficult to control/steer
  • Abnormal noises coming front or rear of vehicle


Car getting wheel aligned at Fulcrum Yeerongpilly

Book your Free Suspension Safety Check

Our Fulcrum Service Centres are located across Australia and are the number one suspension specialists. Talk to us about our range of suspension servicing options including the most comprehensive FREE written multipoint suspension check in the industry. Our Suspension technicians will perform dynamic checks on your vehicle and offer detailed service advice. 

We know you're busy, so feel free to send us a message below and we'll contact you! Alternatively you can call us on 1800 385 278.