Free Suspension Safety Check & Brake Inspection

Call us on 1800 385 278 and ask for your free Suspension Check today!

At Fulcrum Suspensions, we provide a variety of products and services, ensuring your vehicle has the best performance, suspension and overall driving experience. We value our customers and strive to deliver exceptional service with the most cost efficient and effective solutions. 

Because we value your safety and convenience, Fulcrum Suspensions offers FREE suspension checks! The suspension of your vehicle is a system that combines the tyres, springs, shock absorbers, sway bars, links, and control arms to your vehicle. This system is built to keep the wheels firmly on the ground, maximising tyre contact, patch and traction. Some common suspension problems that can go unnoticed are wheel alignment issues, damaged or worn bushings, shock absorbers need replacing, or the wrong suspension component was installed. Fulcrum Suspensions consists of a team of skilled suspension experts with access to the right tools and knowledge, ensuring your vehicle is safe and in perfect condition. 

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 full wheel alignment too.

Free suspension checks are a Fulcrum Suspension service offered at all Fulcrum stores. Fulcrum Dealers may or may not supply this service as they are independant workshops. 




The safety check and inspection process 

When your vehicle is being checked by our suspension experts, it will be systematically reviewed. This includes reviewing a variety of underbody suspension components such as bushes, control arms and sway bars. 

Your brakes and tyres will also be inspected to see if their condition is suitable or if they need a replacement 

After completion of inspection, we will provide you with a detailed and thorough report outlining the state of your vehicle's suspension. Our technicians will then assist you to decide on the most cost efficient and effective solution regarding your vehicle’s maintenance. 


Car Suspension Inspection




What our Fulcrum Suspension Safety check includes

  • 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

Our safety check form is broken in to four sections, Front Suspension, Steering & Driveline, Rear Suspensions and Brakes. Within these sections, the below components are thoroughly checked;


  • Shock Absorbers
  • Strut Tops
  • Mounts
  • Bump Stops
  • Coil Springs
  • Torsion Bars
  • Leaf Springs
  • U Bolts
  • Control Arms and bushings
  • Radius/Trailing Arms and bushings
  • Strut Bar and bushings
  • Sway Bars and bushings
  • Camber Pins
  • Panhard rod and bushings
  • Crossmember and bushings
  • Chassis, body mounts and bushings
  • Other bushings
  • Tie Rod End/Boot
  • Rack Ends/Boot
  • Idler Arm
  • Pitman Arm
  • Drag Link
  • Side Rod
  • Ball Joints and Boots
  • King Pin/Pivot Bushings
  • Steering Box
  • Steering Rack and Bushings
  • Power Steering Pump, belt, lines, fluid
  • Steering coupling
  • Steering damper
  • CV Drive Shafts/Boots
  • 4WD Hubs
  • Wheel Bearings
  • Wheels
  • Tyres
  • Differential Bushings
  • Brake Pads/Shoes
  • Brake Rotors/Drums
  • Brake Master Cylinder
  • Wheel Callipers/Cylinders
  • Brake Lines
  • Brake Cables

Not only are the underbody components checked, with a Fulcrum Suspension Safety Check we also examine:

  • Tyre Wear
  • Abnormal noises
  • Vehicle heights (ensuring the vehicle doesn’t have a lean)
  • Steering pull
  • Even or uneven braking
  • Off Centre steering wheel
  • Vibrations whilst driving
  • Abnormal noises


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 discover wear and tear. 


Brake and Wheel Inspection

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

The brake inspection consists of a visual examination of the brakes, including the inspection of the brake pads and determining the condition of the disks. Further inspection will involve a test drive being undertaken by our experienced technicians. This allows us to test your handbrake and determine the conditions of your brakes. We will also examine the brake cylinder to ensure there is no leakage which could impact the effectiveness of your braking system.  

With the request of the customer, a more in depth inspection will be performed. This inspection involves having the vehicle on the hoist with all 4 wheels removed. The condition of the drum, shoes, wheel cylinder and axle seals will then be examined. 

Hydraulic brake pressures at all 4 wheels and the rate of deceleration is reviewed to ensure it is of the legal limit. At Fulcrum Suspensions, we ensure that your vehicle is inspected to extremely high standards from our team. 


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

We provide these exceptional services across a variety of different Fulcrum Suspension stores in Australia. 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 value convenience and simplicity and understand you have a busy life schedule, so we made booking simple and easy for you. Fill out our form, send us a message, or call Fulcrum Suspensions on 1800 385 278and our dedicated team will assist you.  


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