Low maintenance doesn't mean *no* maintenance. Feel free to ask us about anything related to your vehicle, it's our job to keep you on the road, running safely and efficiently!
Suspension. Connected to your shocks and struts, the suspension connects your tires to the rest of your vehicle and keeps them pointed in the right direction to maximize control and safety. Suspension parts (ball joints, tie rods, bushings) are generally long lived, but they also wear out eventually and must be replaced. Signs that your suspension needs attention are: damage (did you hit a curb or large pothole?), uneven tire wear, 'pulling' to one side of the road or 'wandering', steering wheel shake at or near highway speeds, or squeaking from beneath the vehicle. If you replace suspension parts, an alignment is strongly suggested.
Shocks and struts. These important pieces keep your tires connected to the road to maximize vehicle control, safety, and comfort by damping suspension movement. Like all mechanical systems, they wear out eventually and must be replaced. Signs that your shocks or struts need replacing are: leaks (visually evident), physical damage like dents or bends in the shock body, uneven tire wear, failing to damp vibrations or wheel bounce after you've driven on a rough patch of road, or excessive vehicle sway or roll when cornering or braking. Sometimes the factory supplied equipment just isn't up to the conditions you drive in, and if an upgrade is desired, we can help choose the best equipment to suit your needs.