Your BMW has a suspension system that provides a smooth and safe ride. It’s because of this system that you barely feel the bumps and jolts when you drive over potholes and rough roads. At Adams Autoworx Albany we provide full gamut of suspension repairs, including control arms, ball joint, shocks and struts. If any of these parts fail, quality of the ride will be impacted, and in some cases, your safety may be at risk as well.
Signs your BMW is overdue for suspension repair
Suspension problems might seem inconsequential at first but they can quickly deteriorate into severe headaches. Here are some signs to look out for to prevent that from happening.
Since the suspension system helps to absorb bumps caused by uneven road surfaces, one sign that something is wrong is when you start to feel those bumps at an increased level.
- Drifts or pulls to one side
Your BMW’s suspension helps to keep the vehicle stable whether you’re driving on a straight road, braking or taking a sharp corner. If you notice your BMW pulling to the side, you need to have a trained mechanic inspect the system.
If your BMW tends to dip forward whenever you trying bring the vehicle to a stop, it’s likely due to failing struts or shock absorbers.
Tire wear is normal and should be expected, especially when it happens evenly. If you notice balding patches or that the tire treads are wearing out unevenly, it could mean that the suspension system needs professional attention.
When shocks are worn out, they tend to start to leak fluid. Check underneath your BMW for any sign of leaking fluid that looks greasy or oily. Any leak should be brought to a professional mechanic for inspection and repair.
If you notice clunking noises every time you drive over a bump, it indicates that some parts of the suspension system could be loose, worn or broken. Any time your BMW consistently makes new/unusual noises, it’s a good idea to have it checked out by a professional mechanic.
Suspension problems can be complicated – let the experts at Adams Autoworx Albany diagnose potential suspension problems and we will let you know what can be done to fix them. Our technicians are nationally ASE certified, and all repairs performed at our Albany auto care facility carry industry-leading nationwide 36 months / 36,000 mile warranty. Call us to make an appointment.