The suspension system works with the steering system by cushioning the vehicles ride and keeping the wheels and tires pointed in the right direction.
Through a series of bars, rods, springs, and other components, this system supports the weight of the vehicle and helps ensure stability.
Problems with the suspension may cause uneven tire wear, also called cupping. Like the steering system, the suspension will not fail immediately.
Watch for warning signs. Have the shocks, struts, joints, or McPherson struts (combination shock and spring) serviced and replaced according to your vehicle owner’s manual. Other indicators include excessive bouncing (shocks), and uneven vehicle when parked (springs).