Suspension Service Near Baton Rouge, LA

Close up view of a service tech working on a vehicle's suspension

Suspension Service at Premier Kia of Kenner

When it comes to routine maintenance of a vehicle, most drivers think of oil changes, tire care, and brake service. Although these are all very important parts of routine maintenance, it’s also important to ensure that your vehicle’s suspension system is in working order. The service department at Premier Kia of Kenner offers excellent suspension service near Lafayette and Baton Rouge.

The Role of Your Vehicle’s Suspension System

A vehicle’s suspension system is a rather complex group of parts that work together to provide a smooth and safe drive. The suspension system is a part of the vehicle’s chassis and consists of springs, dampers, struts, and sway bars. These parts support a vehicle’s weight, absorb shock, and help to keep the tires on the road. So, when you’re driving down a bumpy road, you can thank your vehicle’s suspension system for keeping your vehicle stable and your wheels on the ground. This system is also responsible for your vehicle’s balance, which means that it keeps you stable during sharp turns or maneuvers. To sum it up, a healthy suspension system is crucial to a vehicle’s stability and overall safety.

Signs Indicating Your Suspension May Be Damaged

There are a few key signs that you should notice if your vehicle’s suspension system is damaged or malfunctioning. Let’s go over a few of the ways you’ll be able to tell if your vehicle has a problem with its suspension.

As we mentioned above, the suspension system keeps your vehicle stable and steady as you travel. So, if you notice that your vehicle is driving rougher than normal, this is likely related to a problem with its suspension. Specifically speaking, a rough or bumpy ride due to a suspension problem could appear as unusual swaying, bouncing, or drifting. You may also notice that your vehicle is pulling to one side when you drive or leaning in a certain direction when you brake. Another sign of a damaged suspension system is a squeaking sound when you brake or take a turn.

Other Signs of a Damaged Suspension

Sometimes, a problem with the suspension system can be detected by looking at your vehicle. For example, your tire treads may experience uneven wear, or you may notice grease on your shocks. If one of your vehicle’s springs were to break, you would be able to see that your vehicle sits lower on one of its corners. If you notice any of these signs, or if you think your vehicle may have an unrelated issue, it’s important to take it in for service as soon as possible. Our service technicians at Premier Kia of Kenner’s service department can diagnose your vehicle’s problem and repair it in a timely manner so you can get back on the road in a safe vehicle.

To schedule suspension service at Premier Kia of Kenner, give us a call or use our online service scheduler.