Auto Service: Why You Need to Maintain Your Car

Welcome to my blog. My name is Ken. One day, I was driving home from work when the engine in my car failed. While I waited for the recovery truck to arrive, I realised I didn’t have a clue what went on underneath the bonnet of my car. I signed up for an auto service course at my local community college, so I could gain the skills I needed to properly maintain my car and repair it if something when wrong while I was on the road. I wanted to start a blog to pass on these skills to other people so that they can look after their automobiles.

4 Impossible-to-Ignore Signs that Your Truck Needs Repairs


Trucks are an invaluable asset to any business that needs to have equipment and supplies transported from one place to another. However, if they are to give you the best value for your money, you have to check and maintain them regularly. For instance, your truck's suspension system is crucial to the whole vehicle's operation, primarily because of the heavy loads it carries. 

When the system starts to fail, the vehicle will exhibit specific signs. Here are four impossible-to-ignore signs that your truck's suspension needs repair.

When the Vehicle Starts to Pull to One Side

One of the first ways you can tell that your truck is developing suspension issues is by observing how it behaves on the road. When the vehicle is in ideal shape, it moves in a straight line and responds well to gear shifts and other movements. However, when the suspension starts to fail, your vehicle might begin pulling to one side. Sometimes it exhibits this behaviour because of worn tyres. However, if the tyres are fine, then it is time to check the suspension. It could be that a part of it broke, and the earlier you diagnose the problem, the easier it will be to resolve it.

When the Vehicle Is Rough to Ride

The primary role of the suspension system is to absorb all the pressure that the vehicle gets from the external environment. The suspension allows you to ride your vehicle smoothly on all road conditions. Experiencing a bumpy ride on a usually smooth road is a clear indication that your truck is developing issues with the suspension. You can only know the extent of the damage when you take the vehicle for an assessment with the mechanic. 

When the Truck Nose-Dives, Tips Back or Has a Low Corner

As long as you are steering your vehicle correctly and the road conditions are okay, it should navigate corners and generally move in a smooth and straight line. If your truck keeps nose-diving or tipping back, the suspension is damaged. Check and see whether the vehicle has a low corner as it could also indicate damage.

When the Truck Is Hard to Steer

Steering problems make a vehicle hard to steer. Similarly, suspension issues can lead to steering problems. If you have a hard time navigating the vehicle, and it continues to bounce after a bump, get an expert to check it.

Timely truck suspension repair is what will save your vehicle from costly damage. Choose a professional to handle the diagnosis and repair for the best results. 


3 May 2021