A Healthy Suspension: The Key to Smooth Driving

Your car’s suspension is more than just springs and shocks; it’s the unsung hero of every journey, smoothing out bumps, keeping your tires glued to the road, and ensuring a responsive, safe drive. But like any hardworking component, it faces wear and tear, impacting comfort, control, and ultimately, your safety. Ignoring worn shocks, struts, or bushings is a gamble you don’t want to take.

Master AutoTech: Your Suspension’s Best Friend

Don’t let a neglected suspension steal the joy from your drives. At Master AutoTech in downtown Salt Lake City, our team of suspension experts has the knowledge and tools to keep your car riding like new. We’ll diagnose any issues, replace worn parts, and get you back on the road with a smile. Invest in your suspension – it’s an investment in your driving experience.

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The Suspension System: An In-Depth Look

A well-maintained suspension is your ticket to a smooth, controlled, and enjoyable ride. But what makes it tick? Let’s dive into the key components and how we at [Shop Name] keep them in top shape.

Ball Joints

The agile joints of your suspension, these allow your wheels to move freely while staying aligned. We check for looseness and wear, replacing them individually or in pairs as needed for balanced handling.

Control Arms

The sturdy arms that connect your wheels to the car, keeping them steady and aligned. We inspect for damage and replace them as needed to ensure proper wheel control.


These rubber cushions absorb vibrations and noise, making your ride quiet and comfortable. We replace worn bushings to restore a smooth, quiet ride.


The heavy lifters, supporting your car’s weight and absorbing shocks. We replace worn or broken springs in pairs to maintain a level ride and stable handling.

Shocks (Dampers)

Working with the springs, shocks control their movement and prevent bouncing. We replace worn shocks to ensure a smooth, controlled ride.


These multi-taskers combine the functions of shocks and springs, often playing a structural role. We replace worn struts in pairs to ensure your safety and comfort.

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Watching Out for Suspension Wear and Tear

Driving in Salt Lake City, with its mix of city streets and rugged terrain, puts your suspension through the wringer. While 50,000 miles is a good benchmark for average lifespan, harsh conditions can accelerate wear and tear. Accidents, heavy loads, off-road adventures, or even a nasty pothole can all take their toll.

Ignoring those subtle cues from your suspension is a risk you shouldn’t take. A minor problem can escalate quickly, damaging other parts and putting your safety at risk.

Suspension Red Flags

Your suspension works hard to keep your ride smooth and safe, but it needs your attention. Keep an eye out for these warning signs:

Tire Troubles:

Uneven tire wear signals potential misalignment, imbalance, or worn suspension parts.

Shaky Steering:

A trembling steering wheel or a bumpy ride could mean worn shocks, loose steering, or unbalanced tires.

Mysterious Noises:

Rattling or clunking sounds often point to loose or damaged components like ball joints, bushings, or stabilizer links.

Pulling and Drifting:

If your vehicle pulls to one side, uneven tire pressure, misalignment, or worn suspension parts could be the culprit.

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Uncomfortable Bumps:

Harsh thuds or excessive bouncing after a bump are telltale signs of worn shocks or struts.


Lurching forward when braking or squatting back when accelerating? Suspect worn shocks, weak springs, or other suspension issues.

Ominous Leaks:

Oil leaks from suspension components often mean a leaking shock or strut, requiring immediate attention.

Protect Your Investment: Proactive Suspension Care

Don’t wait for a suspension breakdown to ruin your day. Regular check-ups are key to catching wear and tear early, preventing costly repairs, and ensuring a smooth, safe ride. Aim for a professional inspection at least once a year, ideally during your annual wheel alignment. This proactive approach keeps your car running at its best and saves you money in the long run.

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Master AutoTech: Your Downtown Salt Lake City Suspension Experts

Conveniently located in the heart of Salt Lake City, Master AutoTech is your go-to for expert suspension diagnostics and repairs. Don’t compromise on your driving experience. Schedule a suspension inspection with us today and keep your ride in top shape.

Master AutoTech

Downtown SLC State Shocks & Struts

1050 S State St.
Salt Lake City, UT 84111

M-F: 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sat-Sun: Closed

(801) 609-9709

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