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Does Your Suspension Need Attention?

Does Your Suspension Need Attention?

You drive your car every day. When you’re cruising down the Interstate or weaving your way through traffic at Missouri State University, it seems you’re always in the driver’s seat. After a little while, your Acura’s smooth, refined suspension gets a little bumpy. You feel those potholes more than you used to and the speed bumps are a little more harsh. A rattle or clunk might even be heard from time to time from your suspension.

Yes, even Acura cars and SUVs will eventually need suspension work. From struts and shocks to sway bar links and control arm bushings, your car’s suspension components are designed to flex, absorb vibration, and wear out before other major components.

Does Your Suspension Need Attention? Here’s How You’ll Know

Clunking Over Bumps

A clunk noise or feeling happens when a part is loose or broken. Normally it sounds much worse than the problem actually is. However, clunking over bumps is a clear sign you need suspension work.

The noise can come from one or more locations, front or rear. It might be a loose sway bar, a bent strut rod, leaked-out shocks, or even a steering component like a tie rod end. Clunking from under your Acura should signal a service visit.

Rattling Over Rough Roads

It might be from the front or rear of your Acura. A rattle is usually a lighter noise than a clunk and less harsh. Most times, rattling is also due to looseness or wear in your suspension.

Typical issues include loose stabilizer links or bushings or weak struts. It might also be something unrelated like rattling brake pads. In any case, it should be looked at.

Off-Center Steering Wheel

If your steering wheel has shifted from horizontal to off-center, something has cause it. You may have hit a pothole or curb, and it might be accompanied by a shimmy in the steering wheel while you drive.

A bent control arm or another suspension or steering part can cause your steering wheel to be off-center. Once it’s found and repaired, an alignment will also need to be performed.
If you need Acura suspension repairs diagnosed or performed in Springfield, trust Jay Wolfe Acura of Springfield. Our technicians are the best choice to find any issues your Acura may have and all repairs will be thorough, accurate, and competitively priced. Why choose anyone else for your Acura suspension repairs?

Telltale Signs Your Acura Needs a Wheel Alignment

Telltale Signs Your Acura Needs a Wheel Alignment

Summer or winter, spring or fall, hazards are all over the roads. They come in the form of ruts and potholes, or even the occasional curb. After some driving, your Acura just doesn’t handle the way it used to. Could it be that you need a wheel alignment?   Odds are pretty good that your…

What Do Those Warning Lights Mean?

What Do Those Warning Lights Mean?

When you turn the key from off to on, your Acura’s dash lights up. A bunch of lights in an array of colors illuminate for a moment or two, then they go off. Those are warning lights, but at that stage, it’s of no concern. That’s just a bulb check. But if those warning lights…

Signs You Need Brake Repairs

Signs You Need Brake Repairs

Hint: it’s not just squealing brakes that mean you need brake repairs.   When you’re cruising through town in your Acura, there’s a great source of pride you feel. You’re driving a premium vehicle, full of top-of-the-line luxury features. Your vehicle has incredible performance, accelerating quickly and handling nimbly around every corner. Yet, when you…

Why is Powertrain Warranty Important?

Why is Powertrain Warranty Important?

When you were shopping for your Acura car or SUV, you heard plenty of references to the outstanding powertrain warranty. You read about, or were told about, the amazing 6-year, 70,000-mile powertrain coverage on new Acuras. But maybe it went over your head, or you may not understand why the emphasis on that warranty coverage.…

Make Your Tires Last Longer With These Simple Tips

Make Your Tires Last Longer With These Simple Tips

Oh, those black rubber rings that your car rides on… When your tires are new, your Acura drives so well. You have traction in rain, snow, ice, and on those steamy hot days as well. Yet as you drive longer and further, the tread wears down and your Acura just doesn’t handle as nice anymore.…

Is Rustproofing Necessary for my Acura?

Is Rustproofing Necessary for my Acura?

You’ve made a wise choice to buy an Acura. Acura cars from the RLX to the ILX, and SUVs from the MDX to the RDX are manufactured to the highest standard. That means each part is produced using the highest quality materials, whether the interior fabric, the plastics and moldings, the electrical controls and buttons,…

Why an Extended Warranty is a Great Investment

Why an Extended Warranty is a Great Investment

Whether you drive an Acura TL, TSX, RDX, or ILX, you never have to question the quality of your vehicle. It’s an Acura, and it’s the highest level of precision and performance you’ll find under the Honda umbrella. Yet, even an Acura can have issues at one time or another. With an Acura extended warranty, you…

What Does the Check Engine Light Mean?

What Does the Check Engine Light Mean?

It sets you on edge. It makes you question whether your vehicle is safe to drive. Are you going to cause problems if you keep going, or is it best to pull over and call roadside assistance? All because of the Check Engine light. It’s a little yellow light that’s roughly the shape of your…

How to Extend Your Car Battery Life

How to Extend Your Car Battery Life

Regardless of the kind of vehicle you drive, it’s equipped with a car battery. It’s a reserve source of power, primarily intended for starting your car. It also helps out by supplementing power when there’s more demand than the alternator can provide.   It’s unavoidable — over time, your battery just won’t hold a charge…