General Suspension FAQ's

Answers to our most commonly asked general suspension questions.

How does a car's suspension work?

The main purpose of your car's suspension is to keep your vehicle firmly on the ground by maximising the friction between your wheels and the ground.

How much does it cost to repair suspension?

The cost to repair your car's suspension is determined by a number of factors such as what type of suspension you have, and what the usage of your car is. We offer a Free Suspension Check so that we can tell you exactly what needs repairing and give you a total approximate cost.

How do you know if your suspension needs to be repaired?

Your vehicle may make noises such as a rattling, squeaking, or knocking sound when turning or driving over bumps in the road.

How do you know if your suspension is broken?

You may notice your vehicle is having difficulty driving, turning, or steering straight. You may also notice abnormal sounds coming from the front, rear, or both ends of your car while driving over bumps in the road or turning.

What are some common suspension problems?

There are a few common suspension problems our workshops often see in vehicles and fix straight away.

How long does it take to fix a cars suspension?

Depending on the vehicle's problem it can take anywhere from 1 hour to 5 hours.

When should I replace my suspension bushings?

You should replace your suspension bushings whenever you notice any extreme wear and tear.

What is Camber?

Camber is the inward or outward tilt of the top of the tyre as viewed from above the vehicle.

What is Caster?

Caster is the forward or rearward tilt angle of the steering axis, calculated by the line that runs through the upper and lower pivot.

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