It’s fair to say that one of the best and most appealing aspects of owning a big four-wheel drive vehicle is the excellent suspension that the machine’s possess. A well-kept and cared for 4WD can produce safe and smooth feeling rides across lots of varied and tricky surfaces, it all depends on how much you respect the vehicle and how much care and time you are willing to put in in order for your 4WD suspension to stay in that amazing original shape.

Of course, there always comes a time when 4WD suspension needs to be seen to be a professional, but here at Southlakes 4X4 we think that you can definitely do a portion of the preventative work on your own. Here are some great tips for maintaining your 4×4 suspension:

  • Honestly, the best thing that you can do in order to make sure that your suspension is maintained is to remember to keep an eye and an ear out for any potential issues. Drivers can always feel when there is something not quite right, so don’t ignore your instincts because the sooner you can get your vehicle to a professional, the healthier it will stay.
  • Something you can do from home is to make sure that your tyres are always properly and appropriately inflated. If your tyres don’t have enough air in them, they won’t wear correctly, which in turn will start to affect the elements of the suspension system. It can also help to regularly rotate your tyres as well in order to help with even wear and tear.
  • It is helpful to make yourself aware of all of the classic signs of wear and tear in your vehicle. For example, a constant clunking sound when driving over bumps could indicate a worn-out coil spring. Additionally, if the car feels bouncy when going around corners, it could be that the shock absorbers are not functioning correctly. A rattling sound while driving alludes to a damaged strut.

So, hopefully these tips can help you to keep your own four-wheel drive suspension in the best shape possible. Should you ever need more expert help and assistance, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. A member of the trained team will always be more than happy to answer any questions that you might have about suspensions or other 4wd accessories and set up an appointment.