Bountiful Drivers: Prioritize Suspension Maintenance for Optimal Performance

Bountiful’s diverse roads, from city streets to mountain passes, can put a strain on your vehicle’s suspension system. Regular maintenance of shocks, struts, and bushings is crucial for a smooth and safe driving experience. Neglecting your suspension can lead to a bumpy ride, compromised handling on winding roads, and increased braking distance in our often unpredictable weather. Whether you’re commuting on I-15 or exploring the Wasatch Front, ensure your vehicle’s suspension is in top condition with a professional inspection and timely repairs. This proactive approach enhances safety, improves fuel efficiency, and extends the life of your vehicle.

Master AutoTech: Your Bountiful Suspension Specialists

Master AutoTech is your local expert for all your suspension needs. We know Bountiful roads can be demanding, and our team is here to ensure your vehicle handles them with ease. Our certified technicians are well-versed in diagnosing and repairing suspension issues specific to vehicles driven in our unique climate and terrain.

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Suspension: The Backbone of Your Drive

Your suspension isn’t just about comfort; it’s crucial for safety and optimal vehicle performance on our diverse roads. Let our experts at Master AutoTech help you understand the key components of your suspension system and how regular maintenance can prevent costly repairs and ensure your vehicle performs at its best, whether you’re commuting, hauling, or exploring.

Ball Joints: The Pivot Points of Your Wheels

These flexible joints are essential for wheel movement and alignment. Regular inspections can catch worn-out rubber boots or looseness, preventing further damage. Our experts replace individual or pairs of ball joints as needed to maintain your vehicle’s balanced handling.

Control Arms: Keeping Your Wheels Steady

These sturdy components connect wheels to the vehicle body, ensuring proper alignment and stability. We inspect for damaged bushings or bent arms and replace them promptly to keep your wheels on track.

Bushings: The Cushions for Your Ride

These rubber components absorb vibrations, ensuring a smoother ride. Regular checks can identify worn-out bushings, which we can replace to restore comfort and reduce noise.

Springs: Supporting Your Vehicle’s Weight

These resilient components support your vehicle and absorb shocks from the road. We inspect for sagging or broken coils, which can affect handling and ride height, and replace them in pairs for consistent performance.

Shocks: Dampening Bumps for a Smooth Ride

These components work with your springs to dampen vibrations and absorb impacts, ensuring a comfortable ride. We’ll replace worn shocks in pairs if we notice leaks, damage, or unusual noises like rattling or clunking, especially over bumps.

Struts: Supporting Structure and Shock Absorption

These components combine the functions of shocks and springs, providing structural support and shock absorption. We’ll replace worn struts in pairs if we notice signs of wear and tear, such as leaks, unusual noises, or a bouncy ride.

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Suspension Lifespan and Repairs

Typically, suspension components need replacement around 50,000 miles due to normal wear and tear. However, Bountiful’s unique driving conditions – from icy roads to occasional potholes – can accelerate this timeline. Accidents, heavy loads, or off-road excursions can also put additional stress on your suspension. Early warning signs of trouble include unusual noises, uneven tire wear, or a bouncy ride. If you notice any of these symptoms, don’t delay a professional inspection. Ignoring suspension issues can worsen over time, leading to costly repairs and potentially compromising your safety on the road.

Warning Signs Your Suspension Needs Attention

Many common car issues originate from the suspension system, as it’s constantly subjected to the stresses of driving. Keep an eye (and ear) out for these telltale signs:

Uneven Tire Wear:

This could signal misaligned wheels, unbalanced tires, or worn suspension parts.

Vibrations or Shaking:

Worn shocks or struts, loose steering parts, or unbalanced tires are common culprits.

Rattling or Clunking Sounds:

These sounds often point to loose or worn components like ball joints, control arm bushings, or stabilizer bar links.

Pulling to One Side:

This could be due to uneven tire pressure, misaligned wheels, or worn suspension components.

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Harsh bumps or thuds:

This sensation, known as “bottoming out,” often indicates worn shocks or struts.

Excessive Bouncing:

If your vehicle keeps bouncing after a bump, your shocks or struts may be worn out.


This dipping motion during braking or acceleration can signal worn shocks, weak springs, or other suspension problems

Oil Leaks:

Leaking shocks or struts are a common cause of oil on your suspension components and require immediate attention.

Preventive Suspension Care: A Smart Choice

To avoid unexpected breakdowns and costly repairs, we recommend a yearly suspension inspection, ideally combined with your annual alignment. This proactive approach ensures optimal performance, enhances safety on our varied roads, and can even extend the lifespan of your suspension components.

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Master AutoTech: Your Partner in Suspension Health

Trust the experts at Master AutoTech to keep your suspension in peak condition. Our skilled technicians are equipped with the latest diagnostic tools and expertise to address any suspension concerns you may have. We’re committed to providing top-notch service and ensuring your vehicle delivers a smooth, safe, and enjoyable driving experience every time you hit the road.

Schedule your suspension inspection today and drive with confidence!

Master AutoTech

Bountiful Shocks & Struts

1025 N Hwy 89
North Salt Lake, UT 84054

M-F: 8:00 A.M. – 6:00 p.m.
Sat: 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 p.m.

(801) 682-4406

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