Wintertime can wreak havoc on your Jeep's suspension system. Constant freezing and thawing cycles seep water into the pavement and cause cracks and potholes to form, which pose a threat to your SUV. There are also more rocks, debris and corrosive salt on the roads, creating wear and tear on an SUV's shocks and struts.
To maintain your Jeep's smooth ride, contact our Service Department at St. Paul Dodge in Alberta if you notice any of these issues:
If every bump feels harsh and bouncy, this could be a sign that your shocks and struts need a tune-up.
- Drifting or pulling through turns
A common issue with a failing suspension system is that the vehicle will drift or pull while turning. When this happens, the shocks are no longer keeping your Jeep's body stable against the centrifugal force of a turn, which can lead to a rollover.
- Nose diving
If your shocks are worn, your Jeep may lurch forward into a downward nose-dive when coming to a stop, which can significantly increase your stopping distances.
- Uneven tire treads
If you notice the tread is wearing unevenly or your tires have bald spots, your suspension is not applying even pressure to the four corners of your vehicle. This can lead to premature tire wear, poor traction and lower fuel economy.
- Oily shocks
If your shocks or struts are oily or greasy, it could signify a leak, which requires immediate attention.
To learn more about Jeep suspension maintenance and repairs, contact our Service Department at St. Paul Dodge in Alberta to schedule an appointment.