Your Suspension’s Lifeline: Expert Care in Downtown Salt Lake City

A well-functioning suspension system is the backbone of a comfortable and safe driving experience. It’s responsible for absorbing road imperfections, ensuring your tires stay in contact with the road, and maintaining optimal handling and braking capabilities. However, the constant stress of daily driving inevitably leads to wear and tear on vital components like shocks, struts, and bushings.

This wear can manifest as a rough ride, compromised handling, and extended braking distances – all of which pose a risk to your safety and the longevity of your vehicle. That’s why regular inspection and maintenance are not just recommended, but essential to a consistently smooth and secure driving experience.

Master AutoTech: Your Downtown Salt Lake City Suspension Specialists

At Master AutoTech, located in the heart of Salt Lake City, our team of skilled technicians specializes in comprehensive suspension diagnostics and repairs. We’ll conduct a thorough assessment of your suspension system, pinpointing any worn or damaged parts and providing expert recommendations for necessary repairs. Don’t compromise your safety and comfort – trust us to keep your ride smooth and secure.

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Your Guide to a Smooth Ride

Your vehicle’s suspension system is more than just a collection of parts; it’s a complex network that ensures a safe, comfortable, and responsive driving experience. Understanding how it functions and how to maintain it can save you from unexpected breakdowns and costly repairs.

Here’s a breakdown of key suspension components and their roles:

Ball Joints

These act like your suspension’s joints, enabling your wheels to move freely while maintaining proper alignment. Regular checks for looseness or wear are essential. Our experts can replace them individually or in pairs to ensure balanced handling.

Control Arms

Like the arms of your suspension, control arms connect the wheels to your car’s frame, ensuring stability and alignment. Our team can inspect and replace these if they become bent or their bushings wear out.


These rubber cushions absorb vibrations and noise, contributing to a smooth ride. Regular inspection and replacement of worn bushings can significantly enhance your comfort.


These are the workhorses of your suspension, supporting your vehicle’s weight and absorbing shocks. If your car sags or feels unstable, have our technicians check for worn or broken springs, which we’ll replace in pairs to maintain balance.

Shocks (Dampers)

Working with the springs, shocks control their movement and prevent excessive bouncing. Listen for unusual noises and watch for leaks—worn shocks should be replaced in pairs for optimal performance.


Combining the functions of shocks and springs, struts often play a structural role in the suspension. Similar to shocks and springs, they should be inspected regularly and replaced in pairs when worn or damaged.

By understanding your suspension system and taking proactive measures, you can enjoy a smoother, safer, and more comfortable ride for years to come.

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Salt Lake City Driving: Tough on Your Suspension

Salt Lake City’s diverse terrain, from city streets to mountain roads, can put a strain on your vehicle’s suspension. While normal wear and tear often leads to component replacement around 50,000 miles, factors like accidents, heavy towing, off-roading, or even potholes can significantly shorten that lifespan.

If you notice any signs of suspension trouble, don’t delay an inspection. Ignoring these warning signs can lead to a domino effect of damage, impacting other components and compromising your safety on Salt Lake City’s roads.

Master AutoTech is conveniently located in downtown Salt Lake City and specializes in suspension diagnostics and repair. Don’t let a worn-out suspension compromise your driving experience. Let us help you keep your ride smooth and safe.

Signs Of Trouble

There are lots of common car problems that stem from the suspension system since these components bear the main brunt of your day to day driving. Signs of suspension trouble include:

Uneven Tire Wear:

This could indicate a problem with wheel alignment, unbalanced tires, or worn suspension components.

Vibrations or Shaking:

This could be caused by worn shocks or struts, loose steering components, or unbalanced tires.

Rattling or Clunking Sounds:

These sounds often indicate loose or worn suspension components, such as ball joints, control arm bushings, or stabilizer bar links.

Pulling to One Side:

This could be caused by uneven tire pressure, misaligned wheels, or worn suspension components.

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Shocks bottoming out:

If you feel a harsh bump or thud when going over bumps, your shocks or struts may be worn out.

Excessive Bouncing:

If your vehicle continues to bounce after hitting a bump, it’s a sign of worn shocks or struts.

Nose-diving when braking or squatting when accelerating:

This could indicate worn shocks or struts, weak springs, or other suspension problems.

Oil leaking from suspension components:

This is often a sign of a leaking shock or strut and should be addressed promptly.

Regular Inspection and Maintenance: A Wise Investment

In order to avoid suspension problems, and to catch any damage early, it’s best to have your suspension system inspected at least once a year. Having the inspection done at the same time that you have your alignment done each year is an easy and convenient way to increase the performance and safety of your vehicle.

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Trust the Experts at Master AutoTech

At Master AutoTech, we’re committed to keeping your suspension system in top shape. Our experienced technicians have the knowledge and tools to diagnose and repair any suspension issue, ensuring a safe and enjoyable driving experience.

Schedule a suspension inspection today!

Master AutoTech

Downtown SLC Main Shocks & Struts

690 S. Main St.
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

M-F: 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sat: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

(801) 305-3049

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