There are some components of your car that can cause a chain reaction of problems when maintenance is neglected. Problems with brakes and the suspension are common issues that get blown off and lead to costly car repairs. Lack of maintenance to your car's suspension will even effect the wear of tires and fuel economy. Here are some of the brake and suspension maintenance tasks that you want to be sure to have done to your car:
1. Unchanged Brake Pads Damaging Brakes and Suspension
The brake pads of your car are the most important component of your brake system. If you change the pads on your brakes regularly, it is likely that you will never have problems with expensive brake repairs. If you do neglect the brakes, it is likely that you will have problems with the calipers. Frozen calipers can eventually lead to damaged disks. Contact a used auto parts service to get conditioned disks that are in good shape to use for these repairs.
2. Problems with The Alignment That Cause Uneven Brake and Tire Wear
When you hit a curb…and hit is again, or abruptly hit your tire on things regularly, this will eventually lead to problems with your suspension. A hard bump may even cause the bars of your suspension to become bent. It is important to have alignments done to make sure that these little changes do not cause uneven wear of the tires and brakes. If you have bent a tie-rod or other suspension component, you will be able to find the parts you need for repairs from an used auto parts service.
3. Unevenly Worn and Unbalanced Tires Causing Brake and Suspension Problems
As you drive with slight problems with things like brakes and alignments, the tires will eventually begin to wear unevenly. The unevenly worn tires are going to cause a chain reaction and wear brake pads and suspension components. Sometimes, the problem with uneven wear of tires may be due to things like broken springs, which you can get from a used auto parts service to complete these repairs. In addition, make sure that tires are also balanced, which sometimes weights can fall off and cause these problems.
These are some of the brake and suspension maintenance tasks that you want to be sure to have done to your car. Contact a used auto parts store, like Myers Auto Salvage, to get brake and suspension parts to complete some of these repairs.