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5 Car Parts Potholes Can Damage
Car damage from potholes is common during the spring season. Check for tire bulges, suspension problems, and body damage if you drive over a pothole.
Top 5 Reasons Automobile Handling is Important
Good car handling means a car’s suspension system is working properly and is important to safe and efficient driving.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Ball Joint (Front)
Common signs include clunking noises and excessive vibration from the front, and you may start steering to the right or left unintentionally.
5 Signs Your Car Needs An Alignment
Vehicle pull, loose steering, abnormal tire wear, and an off-center or not returning to center steering wheel are all signs you need an alignment.
What Does a Sway Bar Do?
A sway bar (also called an anti-sway bar or anti-roll bar) is a component of some vehicles’ suspensions. You might guess...
What Does a Sway Bar Do?
A sway bar (also called an anti-sway bar or anti-roll bar) is a component of some vehicles’ suspensions. You might guess...
What Does a Sway Bar Do?
A sway bar (also called an anti-sway bar or anti-roll bar) is a component of some vehicles’ suspensions. You might guess...
How to Check a Front End Assembly
If you have worn out components on your front end assembly, it can cause a number of issues with...
How Car Suspension Systems Work
On the surface it appears the suspension of a car has a pretty straightforward job. If the bumps end up being...
How Car Suspension Systems Work
On the surface it appears the suspension of a car has a pretty straightforward job. If the bumps end up being...
How Car Suspension Systems Work
On the surface it appears the suspension of a car has a pretty straightforward job. If the bumps end up being...
How to Check Suspension Ball Joints
Ball joints are a suspension component that is found on virtually all vehicles. Ball joints are flexible joints...
How to Lower a Vehicle’s Suspension
One of the most popular car modifications done today is lowering a vehicle’s suspension. A vehicle’s suspension is usually...
How to Lube Your Car's Steering and Suspension Parts
Your steering and suspension components are important for a stable car. By lubricating your tire rod ends and ball joints you will have a smooth ride.
How to Diagnose Problems With Your Suspension System
Many car owners become aware that it is time to investigate their vehicle's suspension components when their car starts to...
How Long Does a Control Arm Assembly Last?
The control arm assembly keeps the wheels in line with the car’s body to control the motion of the wheels....
Is It Safe to Drive With a Broken Sway Bar?
Your car’s suspension is very complex and requires a number of different components to provide the handling and performance that you need. One...
What Is a Strut?
People talking about vehicle suspensions often refer to “shocks and struts.” Hearing this, you may have wondered just what a strut is,...
What Is a Strut?
People talking about vehicle suspensions often refer to “shocks and struts.” Hearing this, you may have wondered just what a strut is,...
What Is a Strut?
People talking about vehicle suspensions often refer to “shocks and struts.” Hearing this, you may have wondered just what a strut is,...

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Vehicle shaking
There could be a combination of faults creating the shaking effect you are feeling. Certain tire defects, particularly internal belt damage or separations, as well as irregular tire wear will cause vehicle shaking, or shimmy, and such could be "set...
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The car slides when driven on bumpy roads
Hello. If the vehicle has aftermarket wheels on it then they may have the wrong offset which will cause this. If the wheels are original then the rear suspension needs to be checked for worn parts. If the suspension is...
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Suspension problem
Using descriptive words to give us an idea of what kind of problem your experiencing is very important in a situation like this. Descriptive words like moaning, squeaking, popping, clunking, etc., can really help give us an idea of where...
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Car shakes when driving
Hello, thanks for writing in about your 2010 Ford Focus. This is commonly related to out of balance tires, tires with uneven tread wear, wheels out of alignment or as you know, when ball joints are wearing out. To avoid...
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The rear tire is leaning inward at the top on my 2000 Alaro Oldsmobile
It could be that you have damage to the rear strut, or maybe that the bolts that attach the lower part of the strut have loosened up and allowed the adjustment to slip. This might be a dangerous situation, so...
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I have a 2007 Lexus es 350 about a month ago I covered check and blow out a tire on the front side driver side and now it makes a
You will need to have your vehicle put on an alignment machine to have the suspension checked to see what was bent. You may have bent the wheel, spindle, control arm and strut all need checked.
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Tire leaning in
This is an obvious damage to the spindle in the rear or the upper control arm. Also alignment is out causing the steering wheel to be off center. You should have a 4 wheel alignment check to isolate the bent...
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How much to change an axle on a 2007 ford focus?
In order to get a proper quote for the needed repairs to fix the damage you will need to have the complete suspension checked to see all what got bent in the accident. You may need control arms, hub and...
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Why is my service stability system light coming on on my 2004 Cadillac SRX?
The light for the service stability will come on for different possible problems and you would need to have the system tested to get the failure codes so the system can be diagnosed properly.
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Vibration when i move
You may have a bad rear drive joint or problems with the wheel bearing on the rear. Have the rear joints and bearings along with the brakes inspected for worn out components or loose components.
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Why do I hear a squeak on the upper front side of my car when I go over driveways for example?
Hi Fabian. Thanks for contacting us today. There are several front end and steering components that depend on proper lubrication of bearings or bushings that could be causing the noise you are hearing. Some of the common culprits of these...
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Air suspension failure due to damaged components?
Hello, thank you for writing in. The only component that should be in that area is the air suspension strut itself, its sensor, and its electrical connections. Due the the damage being electrical, its possible you have tampered with that...
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When I drive my car is fine but when I hit a bump in the rode it shakes and swerve a little. What can that be?
You could have bad lower ball joints on the lower control arms. You should have entire front suspension checked for worn loose components.
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My back rear tire is leaning inward at the top and wheel is getting some tear on the inside of the tire
If you have one of the rear tires leaning in then you have damaged the upper control arm or spindle is bent. Have the vehicle suspension checked for damaged components and have alignment done.
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Stabilizer bar links/bushings
No they are not the same thing. Toe links are also called tie rods.
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2008 Nissan rouge I changed control arms cuz n is stlll making a sound like wheels going to fall off n now tracking contr lite on
The first thing to do is to scan the computer systems to get the codes stored for the traction light being on. The noise may be coming from the sway bar links or the struts are worn and will make...
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Indicators for servicing stabilitrak, traction control and reduced engine power occasionally comes on. Car drives noticeably diff
You would need to have the computer systems scanned to retrieve the stored codes to isolate the cause of your vehicle going into failsafe mode. You may have a speed sensor not sending a signal or a power train or...
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Loose rattling noise from passenger front wheel?
The tie rod is supposed to move like that. If you only get noise on bumps then it is most likely cause by the struts and top strut mounts are loose and worn out.
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Does this vehicle have shocks or struts 1997 Chevy Malibu
This vehicle will have struts in front and back suspension.
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I had 2 tires put on the front of the car and now on the passenger side I hear a popping or knocking sound coming from there, I al
Hello, thank you for writing in. It is impossible to tell what the issue is without doing some further testing. New tires can absolutely put added stress on already worn down components, or they can cause new issues if not...

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