Millcreek Suspension Care: Your Smooth & Safe Driving Solution

Your vehicle’s suspension system is essential for a comfortable and secure driving experience in Millcreek. It absorbs shocks from our unique mix of roads – from city streets to canyon drives – ensuring a smooth ride for you and your passengers. It also maintains optimal tire contact, crucial for confident handling and braking on our diverse terrain.

However, continuous use inevitably wears down components like shocks, struts, and bushings. This wear gradually diminishes your car’s performance and safety, leading to a bumpier ride, reduced handling precision, and longer braking distances.

Master AutoTech Millcreek: Your Suspension Specialists

At Master AutoTech Millcreek, we recognize the specific demands of driving in our area. Our experienced technicians specialize in comprehensive suspension diagnostics and repairs. We’ll meticulously inspect your suspension system, identifying any worn or damaged parts and providing expert recommendations for necessary repairs or replacements.

Trust Master AutoTech Millcreek to keep your suspension in peak condition, ensuring a consistently smooth, safe, and enjoyable driving experience throughout Millcreek and beyond.

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Master the Road with a Smooth Suspension

Your suspension system is the backbone of a comfortable, controlled, and safe ride. Understanding its key components and their maintenance needs can prevent costly repairs and ensure peak performance. Here’s what Master AutoTech can do for you:

Ball Joints

These are the flexible joints that act like your car’s “wrists,” allowing your wheels to pivot and turn while maintaining proper alignment. Over time, they can wear out, leading to clunking noises, uneven tire wear, or a wandering steering feel. Our expert technicians meticulously inspect these vital components and replace them promptly if necessary, ensuring your vehicle handles with precision and predictability.

Control Arms

Think of these as the “arms” of your suspension, connecting your wheels to the car’s frame. They play a crucial role in maintaining wheel alignment and overall stability. We thoroughly inspect control arms for any signs of damage, such as bends or worn-out bushings, and replace them as needed to ensure your vehicle tracks straight and true on the road.


These rubber components act as cushions between various suspension parts, isolating noise and vibrations to provide a smoother, quieter ride. Worn bushings can lead to squeaking, clunking, or a harsh ride. Our skilled technicians carefully inspect and replace worn bushings to restore your vehicle’s ride comfort and reduce noise levels.


These coiled components are the “muscles” of your suspension, supporting your vehicle’s weight and absorbing shocks from bumps and potholes. Over time, springs can sag or break, leading to a lower ride height, poor handling, and a harsher ride. We diagnose any issues with your springs and promptly replace them to maintain proper ride height, handling, and comfort.

Shocks (Dampers)

Working in tandem with the springs, shocks are the “shock absorbers” of your suspension. They control the movement of the springs, preventing excessive bouncing and ensuring a smooth, controlled ride. If you hear unusual noises, notice fluid leaks, or experience a bouncy ride, our experts will diagnose and replace worn shocks to restore your vehicle’s handling and stability.


Combining the functions of shocks and springs, struts are a critical structural component of many modern suspensions. They provide support, dampening, and help maintain wheel alignment. We meticulously inspect struts for any signs of wear or damage and replace them in pairs to ensure balanced performance and optimal safety.

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Your Suspension’s Lifespan: Wear, Tear, and Timely Repairs

Your vehicle’s suspension system is designed for durability, with components typically lasting around 50,000 miles under normal driving conditions. However, various factors can accelerate wear and necessitate earlier repairs. Accidents, heavy loads, frequent off-road excursions, and even the everyday impact of potholes can all take a toll on your suspension.

At Master AutoTech, we recommend regular inspections to catch any potential problems early on. Ignoring the signs of a worn suspension can lead to a domino effect of damage, compromising your safety and leading to more expensive repairs down the road.

Deciphering Your Suspension’s Distress Signals

Your suspension works tirelessly to provide a smooth and safe ride, but it can’t speak up when it’s in trouble. Here’s how to interpret the silent warnings your suspension might be sending:

Uneven Tire Wear:

This often indicates misalignment, tire imbalance, or worn-out suspension components, signaling that your vehicle isn’t handling as it should.

Vibrations or Shaking:

A trembling steering wheel or a rough, bumpy ride can be a sign of worn shocks or struts, loose steering components, or unbalanced tires, all of which can compromise your control and comfort.

Rattling or Clunking Sounds:

These unsettling noises often point to loose or damaged suspension parts, such as ball joints, bushings, or stabilizer links, and should never be ignored.

Pulling to One Side:

If your vehicle drifts to one side when you’re not actively steering, it could be due to uneven tire pressure, misalignment, or worn suspension components, all of which can affect your vehicle’s handling and safety.

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Shocks bottoming out:

A harsh thud or bump when going over potholes or speed bumps could mean your shocks or struts are worn out and can no longer properly absorb impacts.

Excessive Bouncing:

If your car continues to bounce after hitting a bump, it’s a clear indication that your shocks or struts need attention, as they’re no longer effectively controlling the movement of your suspension.


If your vehicle dives forward when braking or squats back when accelerating, it could signal worn shocks, weak springs, or other suspension issues that can impact your vehicle’s stability and control.

Oil Leaks:

Leaking fluid from your shocks or struts indicates a damaged seal and requires immediate attention to prevent further damage and ensure proper functioning.

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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Prioritize Suspension Health: Schedule Regular Inspections

To avoid unexpected breakdowns and costly repairs, invest in regular suspension inspections. An annual check-up, conveniently combined with your wheel alignment, can help identify and address potential problems before they escalate. Trust the experts at Millcreek Master AutoTech to keep your suspension in peak condition, ensuring a safe, smooth, and enjoyable driving experience.

Master AutoTech

Millcreek Shocks & Struts

3385 Highland Dr.
Salt Lake City, UT 84106

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

(801) 905-8190

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