Your Honda’s suspension is responsible for ensuring that your ride is as smooth as it can be. A typical Honda suspension consists of both a strut and spring. These components allow the car to stay level even if the road itself is bumpy. The struts function to dampen the springs and prevent the vehicle from bouncing constantly after hitting a bump.
The suspension is crucial to not only the ride comfort of your Honda but also its overall handling and control. A Honda suspension repair should be conducted if you have noticed that your ride quality has decreased and if you find that you don’t have as much control over the vehicle as you once did.
Honda Suspension Repair Reasons
- Bumpy Ride. After driving your Honda, you will have undoubtedly are accustomed to its smooth ride. That’s why when road trips become bumpy, it’s easy to notice the difference in ride quality. If you are finding your daily drive to be filled with more bounce along the way, a Honda suspension repair may be in order. This symptom is indicative of a worn strut and/or shock and can be tested on your own. With the car parked, push down on the hood and take note of how much the car bounces when you let go. If it bounces more than three or four times, there may be an issue with your suspension.
- Uneven Ride Height. If you notice your Honda is sagging to one side, there is a good chance that one of your shocks has been worn or damaged and can no longer support the weight of the car fully. This not only results in an uneven ride but it can also affect how responsive your Honda is to your steering inputs and during panic stops.
- Excessive Leaning. When your suspension starts to have issues, you will notice that your vehicle will lean more during sharp, fast cornering like exiting the highway.It can also be noticeable during fast acceleration or braking when the car's body will lean more due to a compromised suspension.