Suspension issues can cause a real headache. Maintaining your truck’s suspension and steering is essential to ensure the safety of your truck, yourself and others out on the road. Whether it be a certain part or component that needs replacing due to wear and tear, or a slight adjustment required, whatever the case, it’s important to understand what to look for in the situation that your suspension needs some TLC. With this, we want to take you through some common truck suspension issues we see and how you can avoid them.
When your suspension is worn out, you feel everything. You’ll also have less control of your truck when stopping and turning, which can be catastrophic. So it’s vital that you understand what truck suspension is all about, and how to identify suspension issues.
Before you’re able to resolve an issue, you first need to be able to identify it. We’ve listed below, some of the most common truck suspension problems and signs to look out for to assist you with picking an issue up in the early stages, to avoid the issue escalating.
Common suspension issues and signs to look out for:
- Uncomfortable ride i.e. excessive bouncing
- Reduce stability, the front end of your truck dips while braking
- Poor handling, i.e. drifting or pulling to one side, pulling through turns
- Increased brake distance
- Wear and damage on your tyres
- Reduced fuel economy
- Safety risks
- Fluid leaks
- Downtime for you and your truck
- Increased maintenance costs
At Truckfix WA, we have the latest tools and equipment to deliver accurate diagnostics assisting our customers to identify suspension issues and get them back on the road faster.
Remember, regular servicing, maintenance and inspections, with your go-to service centre, are key to keeping your truck running smoothly on the road. Minimising the downtime for you and your truck, and also avoiding hefty maintenance costs when issues escalate. If you notice any of these suspension indicators that your have an issue with your truck’s suspension, get in contact with your service centre straight away.
Don’t forget, we’re here to help you along the way. At Truckfix WA we specialise in servicing European and Japanese heavy vehicles. Specifically specialising in truck service and repairs across makes such as Iveco trucks, DAF trucks, Volvo trucks, Fuso trucks, Isuzu trucks, UD trucks and Hino trucks, and many more.
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