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How Can I Make My Vehicle’s Suspension Last Longer?

Tips to Make Your Vehicle’s Suspension Last

If you have ever read the specs of a vehicle, you have seen the word suspension. This is an essential component in the architecture of your vehicle and as your vehicle gets more age and miles on it, the suspension can be one of the first things to fall apart if neglected. Luckily, we have some tips to help make your vehicle’s suspension last!

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What Does the Suspension Do for a Vehicle?

Your vehicle’s suspension system helps keep the vehicle stable and you in control, along with absorbing bumps as you are driving so that you can stay comfortable. When neglected, pieces in the system may break or fall off and your driving experience will be a little rougher – and you may have a more difficult time of staying in control of your vehicle.

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Ways to Increase the Longevity of Your Suspension

There are several things you can do to make your vehicle’s suspension last longer. These include:

  • Giving your vehicle’s underbelly extra attention when washing it (especially if you live in an area with lots of snow and ice – road salt is notorious for causing early corrosion).
  • Having the system regularly inspected. Many auto shops will offer this as an extra or even complimentary service when you get your oil changed.
  • Have an alignment service performed once a year.
  • Avoid potholes or roads that are seriously torn up.

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