Why Does My Car Make a Rattling Noise?
Introduction and Importance of Suspension
Let's talk about your suspension – you know, the system that connects your wheels to your vehicle, controls your handling and delivers a good ride as you cruise around Wilton Connecticut. Your suspension is critical for proper steering, stopping and stability.
Hey, it's rough out here in Connecticut – every time you hit a pothole, a bump or an object in the road, your suspension system has to absorb the impact and maintain control.
Components of the Suspension System
As you can imagine, your suspension has a lot of joints and pivot points that allow your wheels to move up and down over bumps and to turn as you steer. These parts include ball joints, tie rod ends, the pitman, idler arms and the control arm bushing. They simply wear out over time.
Effects of Worn Out Suspension Parts
When a joint or other part is worn the suspension parts don't fit together as tightly as they should. Handling and steering has a loose feel and you may hear strange noises. Your tires will wear unevenly because they're bouncing down the Wilton Connecticut road a little off kilter.
A loose joint has the effect of stressing other suspension components so they wear out faster than they should. Sometimes a suspension part can be bent from hitting a rock or curb or by slamming into a big pothole.
Inspection and Repair by Wilton Auto and Tire
When one of our techs inspects your vehicle, he'll look for signs of suspension problems: things like uneven tire wear, excessive play in suspension components and other visible damage. He can replace the worn or damaged parts and restore safe handling.
It's a great idea to take care of these problems right away before they become more expensive to repair. And nobody at the shop likes to see a tire that should last for several years get worn out in a matter of months because of a bad suspension part.
Let us help you keep your vehicle operating safely. At Wilton Auto and Tire Center we install quality NAPA replacement parts. Feel free to give us a call at 203-761-9541.