Your Murray Driving Companion: A Well-Maintained Suspension

Cruising through Murray’s streets and canyons demands a suspension system in peak condition. Your suspension isn’t just about comfort; it’s the key to a safe and controlled driving experience. It absorbs the shocks from potholes and uneven pavement, keeping your tires firmly planted for optimal handling and braking.

But like any hardworking component, your suspension experiences wear and tear. Shocks, struts, bushings—these all degrade over time, leading to a rougher ride, reduced responsiveness, and increased stopping distances. That’s why regular inspection and maintenance are non-negotiable for preserving both your comfort and safety on the road.

Master AutoTech Murray: Your Suspension Allies

At Master AutoTech Murray, we’re well-versed in the unique demands of Murray’s roads. Our skilled technicians are dedicated to providing comprehensive suspension diagnostics and repairs tailored to your specific needs. We’ll thoroughly examine your suspension system, identifying any worn or damaged parts and offering expert recommendations to restore your ride to its prime.

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Unlocking Peak Performance: Your Suspension System Essentials

Your car’s suspension is more than just shocks and springs; it’s a complex network of components working together to deliver a smooth, safe, and controlled ride. Understanding these key parts and their maintenance needs is crucial for maximizing your vehicle’s performance and longevity. Here’s what Master AutoTech can help you with:

Steering and Stability: The Role of Ball Joints

Ball joints act like your car’s wrists, allowing your wheels to turn while maintaining proper alignment. Worn ball joints can cause wandering steering, clunking noises, and uneven tire wear. Our expert technicians inspect for these signs and replace worn joints, ensuring your vehicle responds accurately to your steering input.

Maintaining Control: The Function of Control Arms

Control arms are the strong links connecting your wheels to the car’s frame. They play a crucial role in maintaining wheel alignment, steering response, and overall stability. Our team thoroughly inspects control arms for any damage or wear, ensuring your wheels stay aligned and your car handles predictably.

Smoothing Out the Ride: The Importance of Bushings

Bushings are the rubber cushions within your suspension that absorb noise and vibrations, providing a quieter and more comfortable ride. Over time, they can wear out, leading to squeaks, rattles, and a harsh ride. Our skilled technicians replace worn bushings to restore your vehicle’s smooth and quiet ride.

Supporting the Load: The Power of Springs

Springs are the heavy lifters of your suspension, supporting your vehicle’s weight and absorbing shocks from the road. Sagging or broken springs can compromise your car’s ride height, handling, and stability. We diagnose and replace worn or broken springs, ensuring your vehicle maintains a proper stance and a comfortable ride.

Controlling the Bounce: The Function of Shocks and Struts

Shocks (or dampers) and struts work together to control the movement of your suspension springs, absorbing impacts and preventing excessive bouncing. Worn shocks or struts can lead to a bouncy, unstable ride, reduced handling, and increased stopping distances. Our experts diagnose and replace worn shocks and struts to restore your vehicle’s handling and safety.

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When to Seek Suspension Care: Recognizing the Signs of Wear and Tear

Your vehicle’s suspension is built to endure, with components typically lasting around 50,000 miles under normal driving conditions. However, several factors can accelerate wear and tear, including accidents, heavy towing, off-road adventures, or even the impact of hitting a pothole. At Master AutoTech, we recommend proactively addressing any signs of suspension trouble to prevent further damage and ensure your safety on the road.

Is Your Suspension Sending You a Message?

Your suspension system works silently to provide a smooth and controlled ride, but it can communicate when it’s in need of attention. Here are some common warning signs to watch out for:

Uneven Tire Wear:

If your tires are wearing unevenly across the tread, it could be a sign of misalignment or worn suspension components. Ignoring this can lead to premature tire replacement and compromised handling.

Vibrations or Shaking:

A shaking steering wheel, a vibrating seat, or a general feeling of instability while driving can all indicate issues with your suspension, such as worn shocks or struts.

Rattling or Clunking Sounds:

Unusual noises coming from your suspension, especially when going over bumps or turning, often point to loose or damaged components like ball joints or bushings.

Pulling to One Side:

If your vehicle drifts to one side without you steering in that direction, it could be a sign of uneven tire pressure, misalignment, or worn suspension parts.

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Shocks bottoming out:

A harsh thud or bump when encountering road imperfections can indicate worn-out shocks or struts that can no longer adequately absorb impacts.

Excessive Bouncing:

If your vehicle bounces excessively after hitting a bump, it’s a clear sign that your shocks or struts are no longer effectively damping the suspension’s movement.


Excessive front-end dipping when braking (nose-diving) or rear-end squatting when accelerating can be caused by worn shocks, weak springs, or other suspension problems.

Leaking fluid:

If you notice fluid leaking from your shocks or struts, it’s crucial to have them inspected immediately, as leaking seals can lead to rapid deterioration and failure.

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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Proactive Suspension Care: Your Key to a Longer-Lasting, Safer Ride

At Master AutoTech, we believe that prevention is better than cure, especially when it comes to your vehicle’s suspension. Regular inspections are the most effective way to catch minor issues before they escalate into major problems. We recommend scheduling a comprehensive suspension inspection at least once a year, ideally in conjunction with your annual wheel alignment.

Don’t wait until a small problem turns into a major repair. Schedule a suspension inspection at Murray Master Autotech today to ensure your safety and enjoy a smooth, comfortable ride.

Master AutoTech

Murray Shocks & Struts

6790 S State St.
Murray, UT 84107

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

(801) 305-3575

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