Suspension Service Near Baton Rouge, LA

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Suspension Service at Premier Nissan of Metairie

Your steering and suspension are important to your car for a lot of reasons. The two systems work in tandem to keep your tires in contact with the pavement and to keep your vehicle under your control. These systems need to be well maintained because of their importance to the running of your vehicle and your safety. If you live in Metairie, New Orleans, or Baton Rouge, you can bring your vehicle into our service center at Premier Nissan of Metairie to have your suspension serviced.

Diagnosing Issues with Your Suspension

Some early signs of problems include bouncing, swaying, squeaking, or difficulty turning. If you experience any of these, you probably need to schedule an appointment for a diagnostic. Our service experts at Premier Nissan of Metairie will conduct a thorough diagnostic check, including a visual inspection of your steering, suspension, and other possible causes for your vehicle handling problems. We will review your vehicle’s condition with you and let you know which services are most pressing. We will discuss the best options and provide an estimate in writing before doing any repair work on your vehicle.

Get Your Suspension Serviced in Metairie, LA

Most drivers only worry about their suspension when driving gets rough. However, bouncing and squeaking are the least of your problems if you have suspension trouble. Some other issues include:

  • Your car, truck, or SUV forcefully leans to the side.
  • The rear end drags when you accelerate.
  • The nose dips when you brake.

All these signs point to a bad suspension issue. Having your suspension regularly checked by the professionals at Premier Nissan of Metairie helps prevent serious problems from developing. Don’t keep driving with a damaged suspension. Your suspension ensures that you have good contact with the pavement, so problems in this area can make your vehicle unsafe.

Signs of a Damaged Suspension

In addition to the signs mentioned above, there are other signs that may indicate your suspension is damaged. Most likely the drastic decline in the handling of your vehicle will catch your attention first. Other signs that you can see or hear that can clue you into possible suspension damage include:

  • Squeaking when you turn or brake.
  • You spot grease or oil leaking
  • Tires show a specific uneven wear pattern called “cupping”.
  • “Bounce Test” failure: lean your full body weight on the front end of your vehicle when it is parked, then step away quickly. If the vehicle bounces more than twice, there is likely a problem with suspension components.
  • If one corner of your vehicle sits lower than the others, you may have a broken spring.
  • You notice obvious wear on your shocks and struts.

You may notice that your vehicle rides rough or pulls or drifts around turns, which may mean bad shocks or other suspension problems. You may also need an alignment or to have your steering checked. Schedule an appointment with Premier Nissan of Metairie to find out where the problem lies.

If you think you need your suspension checked out, contact our service center at Premiere Nissan of Metairie and set up your suspension service today.