The Four Sounds of Suspension Problems

A problem with your car’s suspension means more than a trip to the auto body shop—it could also mean more risk when you’re on the road. It’s dangerous to drive with a faulty transmission, and you’ll be more vulnerable to certain hazards that can compromise both your safety and the safety of other drivers, passengers, and pedestrians. There are four sounds in particular that you should look out for: creaking, grunting, rattling, and knocking. See your auto collision center if you hear any of these noises, and keep reading for more on the four sounds of suspension problems.


The sound of a door creaking open may be part of countless campfire horror stories, but it can end up turning into a horror story for your car if you don’t get it checked out. If your vehicle tends to bounce around or rock back and forth while emitting a noise that sounds like a door creaking open, visit your auto body shop to see if you have a suspension problem.


Your steering wheel is one of the critical tools that you use to control your vehicle. Grunting and squeaking noises that happen when you go over bumps or make turns could mean that your steering mechanism is on its way out. It’s tough to avoid an accident when you can’t control your steering, so this problem could end in the need for collision repair.


It’s not always easy to diagnose a rattling sound, but it typically suggests that there’s a problem with your transmission. Since this symptom could relate to various aspects of your suspension, bring your vehicle into the auto body shop for a professional diagnosis.


A knocking sound may have to do with shocks that have been worn down, leaving your coil springs and chassis to vibrate together. This is especially likely to happen when you’re turning a corner or going over a bump.

If you notice any of these sounds of suspension problems, contact the pros in auto body repair in Santa Clara at Michael J’s Body Shop. Give us a call at (408) 279-2070 or view our website to learn about our services.


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