Most people think of a vehicle's suspension as just absorbing shock - a feature that helps ensure you have a comfortable and smooth ride. But when your car or truck starts making strange noises when slowing down or around a bend, it's not just for your comfort. Let's see why.
Road shock absorbing springs are attached to your car's frame. This is the role of the shock absorbers: to absorb the shocks caused by the movement of the springs.
Uneven wear on your tires may indicate that the suspension system is not functioning properly as a shock must apply even pressure to the entire tire. You will already have to replace the suspension parts ... don't add the cost of new tires!
Many noises can come from worn or defective parts and alert you to problems. Above all, do not put your safety at risk by driving with faulty shocks and struts, especially if you hear ...
This is probably an indication that your worn shocks are strongly vibrating the coil springs against the frame of your vehicle.
When slowing down or when cornering, a growl or squeal is an indication that your front steering gear is worn. You could lose control of your vehicle.
Faulty ball joints in your suspension make sounds comparable to rusty door hinges when moving up and down or forward and backward.
Since most parts of a suspension can make noise as soon as they start to wear out, knocking is more difficult to tell apart. The knocking could be a symptom of something more serious and is worth checking out.
Describe any unusual noises to your mechanic. They can help you diagnose the problem much faster.
Don't hesitate to go to a repair shop if you hear the above noises while driving.