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Many drivers think that if they feel their car exhibiting signs of suspension problems, the car struts or car shocks are going bad. It is true that as part of the suspension system, car struts and shocks play a major role in the stability and handling of your vehicle. However, there could be another culprit for your suspension problems, bad axles!

How do you know what are the signs of a bad axle?

  • Wobble and vibration felt in the wheels and steering wheel
  • Visible misalignment of the wheels
  • Brakes are not stopping your car in good time
  • Car struts and shocks are wearing out faster than normal
  • The axle fails, leaving you stranded

Although car axles receive a lot of wear and tear, they should generally last for the life of your vehicle. Damaged axles are generally caused by specific incidents, such as hitting a speed bump too fast, driving through potholes, traveling consistently on rough, gravel roads, running over curbs, or even a minor fender-bender.

Be sure to schedule an inspection of your car struts or shocks, and your car axles, possibly every time you get your brakes inspected. By the time you notice a problem in the suspension system, the damage could already have occurred to the springs, tires, or axles. If you notice that your car is hard to steer, it sways as you turn or change lanes, it bounces uncontrollably when you hit a bump, and it takes longer to come to a stop when you brake, more than likely the car struts or shocks should be replaced to prevent damage to the car axles.

Have more questions about what are the signs of a bad axle? Contact our ASE Certified technicians today at Elk River Tire & Auto for more information about the suspension system and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop in Elk River, MN proudly serves residents in the areas of Zimmerman, and Otsego, Minnesota.

Are you wondering what are the signs of a bad axle? Neglecting suspension problems will damage car struts or shocks.

Many drivers think that if they feel their car exhibiting signs of suspension problems, the car struts or car shocks are going bad. It is true that as part of the suspension system, car struts and shocks play a major role in the stability and handling of your vehicle. However, there could be another culprit for your suspension problems, bad axles!

How do you know what are the signs of a bad axle?

  • Wobble and vibration felt in the wheels and steering wheel
  • Visible misalignment of the wheels
  • Brakes are not stopping your car in good time
  • Car struts and shocks are wearing out faster than normal
  • The axle fails, leaving you stranded

Although car axles receive a lot of wear and tear, they should generally last for the life of your vehicle. Damaged axles are generally caused by specific incidents, such as hitting a speed bump too fast, driving through potholes, traveling consistently on rough, gravel roads, running over curbs, or even a minor fender-bender.

Be sure to schedule an inspection of your car struts or shocks, and your car axles, possibly every time you get your brakes inspected. By the time you notice a problem in the suspension system, the damage could already have occurred to the springs, tires, or axles. If you notice that your car is hard to steer, it sways as you turn or change lanes, it bounces uncontrollably when you hit a bump, and it takes longer to come to a stop when you brake, more than likely the car struts or shocks should be replaced to prevent damage to the car axles.

Have more questions about what are the signs of a bad axle? Contact our ASE Certified technicians today at Elk River Tire & Auto for more information about the suspension system and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop in Elk River, MN proudly serves residents in the areas of Zimmerman, and Otsego, Minnesota.

Kerry Bannister
Elk River Tire & AutoAuto Repair Shop in Elk River, MN

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Wed:7:30am - 6:00pm
Thu:7:30am - 6:00pm
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