Don’t Let a Rough Ride Ruin Your Day: Prioritize Suspension Care

Your car’s suspension system is the unsung hero of your daily commute, absorbing shocks and keeping your ride smooth and controlled. But this constant work takes a toll on components like shocks, struts, and bushings, eventually leading to wear and tear.

Ignoring suspension problems can result in a bumpy, uncomfortable ride, compromised handling, and even longer stopping distances. Regular maintenance and timely repairs are essential for your safety and driving enjoyment.

Master AutoTech: Your Kearns Suspension Specialists

At Master AutoTech, we’re passionate about keeping your car in top shape. Our experienced technicians have extensive knowledge of suspension systems and can diagnose any issues quickly and accurately. We’ll thoroughly inspect your suspension, identify any worn or damaged parts, and recommend the most effective repairs to restore your vehicle’s performance and safety.

Don’t wait until your car starts shaking and rattling. Trust Master AutoTech to keep your suspension in peak condition, ensuring a comfortable, safe, and enjoyable driving experience every time you hit the road.

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A Guide to Your Suspension System

A smooth, safe, and comfortable ride relies heavily on a well-maintained suspension system. Understanding the key components and their care can save you from unexpected breakdowns and expensive repairs.

Let’s take a closer look at the major players:

Ball Joints

Think of these as the nimble joints that allow your wheels to move smoothly while maintaining proper alignment. Regular checks for wear and tear are essential for safe handling.

Control Arms

These sturdy arms connect your wheels to the car’s frame, providing stability and control. Inspections for damage or wear are crucial for maintaining proper alignment.


These rubber cushions absorb vibrations, ensuring a comfortable ride. Regular checks can prevent premature wear and tear, keeping your ride smooth and quiet.


The workhorses of your suspension, the springs support your vehicle’s weight and absorb impacts. If you notice your car sagging or feeling unstable, it’s time for a spring inspection.

Shocks (Dampers)

Working in harmony with the springs, shocks control their movement and dampen vibrations. Be alert for unusual noises or leaks, as worn-out shocks can compromise your vehicle’s stability.


These units combine the function of shocks and springs and often play a structural role. Pay attention to the same signs of wear as with shocks and springs for optimal performance.

Our team of skilled technicians specializes in suspension diagnostics and repairs. We use the latest tools and techniques to assess your suspension system, identifying any issues and recommending the necessary repairs to keep your ride smooth and safe.

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Suspension Wear and Tear: What You Need to Know

Your car’s suspension system is designed to withstand the rigors of daily driving, but it’s not immune to wear and tear. Typically, suspension components need replacement around the 50,000-mile mark, but this can vary depending on several factors.

Proactive maintenance is key to ensuring the longevity and optimal performance of your suspension system. By addressing minor issues early on, you can avoid costly repairs and keep your car running smoothly and safely for years to come.

Decoding the Warning Signs of Suspension Trouble

Your car’s suspension system works hard to shield you from the bumps and jolts of the road. But over time, wear and tear can take its toll, leading to a range of issues that affect both your safety and driving comfort. Here’s how to decipher your car’s silent language:

Tire Tales:

Uneven tire wear can be a clue that your suspension isn’t working properly, causing misalignment or imbalance.

Shaking and Shivering:

A vibrating steering wheel or a rough, bumpy ride often indicates worn-out shocks or struts, loose steering components, or tire issues.

Rattling And Clunks:

These unsettling noises often signal loose or damaged parts within your suspension system, such as ball joints or bushings.

Veering Off Course:

If your car tends to drift or pull to one side, it could be due to tire pressure problems, misalignment, or worn suspension components.

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Harsh Impacts

Bottoming out over bumps or potholes is a clear sign that your shocks or struts are no longer doing their job effectively.

The Bouncing Blues:

 A car that continues to bounce after hitting a bump is another telltale sign of worn-out shocks or struts.

The Dreaded Nose Dive/Squat:

If your car lurches forward under braking or squats back when accelerating, it’s a sign that your shocks, springs, or other suspension parts might be compromised.

Leaking Clues

Oil leaking from your suspension components indicates a serious problem that requires immediate attention.

Don’t ignore these warning signs. Addressing suspension issues promptly can save you money on repairs and ensure a safer, smoother, and more enjoyable driving experience.

Prioritize Your Suspension: Regular Inspections Are Key

Prioritizing regular suspension inspections is a simple yet crucial step in keeping your car running smoothly and safely. We recommend an annual check-up to catch any minor issues before they become major problems. Combining this inspection with your yearly alignment check is a smart move, ensuring your wheels are properly aligned and your suspension components are in top shape. This proactive approach not only enhances your driving experience but also saves you money in the long run by preventing costly repairs down the road.

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Kearns Drivers: Keep Your Ride Smooth with Regular Suspension Checks

The roads of Kearns can be tough on your car’s suspension. Protect your investment and ensure a safe, comfortable ride with a yearly suspension inspection at Master AutoTech’s Kearns location. Combining this check with your annual wheel alignment is a smart, convenient way to keep your car running smoothly. 

Our expert technicians are ready to diagnose and address any suspension issues, ensuring optimal performance and safety on Kearns’ diverse roads. Don’t wait for problems to arise. Schedule your suspension inspection today!

Master AutoTech

Kearns Shocks & Struts

4219 W. 5415 S.
Kearns, UT 84118

M-F: 7:45 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sat-Sun: Closed

(801) 657-5000

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