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Suspension System Inspection: A Key to Comfortable Holiday Travel

As the holiday season approaches, many of us are preparing for road trips to visit family and friends. Ensuring that your vehicle is in top condition is essential for a comfortable and safe journey. One aspect of your vehicle that deserves special attention before you hit the road is the suspension system. At Whitley Automotive, your peace of mind is our top priority, and that’s why we emphasize the importance of a thorough Suspension System Inspection.

Understanding Your Vehicle’s Suspension System

Your car’s suspension system is what connects the body of your car to its wheels. It is responsible for ensuring a smooth ride by absorbing the shocks and vibrations caused by uneven road surfaces. A well-maintained suspension system is crucial for maintaining vehicle control and stability, particularly when turning or stopping.

The Signs of Suspension Trouble

Before setting off on your holiday travels, it’s vital to recognize the signs of potential suspension issues:

  • Uneven tire wear: If your tires are wearing down unevenly, this could indicate an alignment problem, which is often related to suspension issues.
  • Rough ride: Feeling every bump in the road more than usual can be a sign that your shock absorbers or struts may need attention.
  • Drifting or pulling: If your vehicle is drifting or pulling to one side during turns, it could suggest a problem with the suspension system.
  • Dips or “nose dives” when stopping: When the front end of your vehicle dips when braking, it’s a signal that your shocks may be worn.

The Whitley Automotive Suspension System Inspection

Our ASE-certified technicians at Whitley Automotive are experts in diagnosing and repairing suspension systems. When you bring your vehicle to us for a Suspension System Inspection, we will:

  1. Inspect the shocks and struts for signs of wear or damage.
  2. Check the tire tread and pressure, as uneven wear can be a symptom of suspension issues.
  3. Evaluate the springs to ensure they’re intact and functioning correctly.
  4. Assess the alignment and adjust as necessary to guarantee your vehicle’s wheels are properly oriented.
  5. Examine the bushings, bearings, and joints for wear and lubrication issues.

After a comprehensive evaluation, we’ll show you any problems we find using images from our Vehicle Health Inspections. This transparent approach ensures you understand the condition of your suspension system and the recommended repairs or maintenance.

Guaranteed Service

Every repair we perform, including suspension system repairs, is backed by our 24-month/24,000-mile warranty. Whether you drive a diesel or a hybrid, own a personal vehicle, or manage a fleet, we have the expertise to ensure that your suspension system is in perfect shape for your travels.

Preparation is Key

Remember, a well-functioning suspension system doesn’t just make your ride more comfortable; it also ensures your vehicle handles correctly and safely. Before you embark on your holiday travels, make sure your car can handle the journey with a Suspension System Inspection from Whitley Automotive.

To schedule an inspection or for any inquiries, visit us at 210 Locust Ave, Locust, NC 28097, call us at (704) 888-3560, or book an appointment through our website at

Don’t let suspension troubles shake up your holiday spirit. Trust Whitley Automotive to keep your journey smooth and your holidays joyful. Safe travels!



Our team at Whitley Automotive always awaits the chance to keep your vehicle running strong for
years to come. We encourage you to contact our team in Locust or Marshville, NC, whenever you
need auto repairs or maintenance services.

Contact the Locust shop at (704) 888-3560 or drop by at 210 Locust Avenue, Locust, NC 28097