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All of these could be signs of a faulty suspension or you could possibly need a wheelalignment. Either way you should have your truck checked out by your mechanic to avoid further damage and further time off the road.
Problems with a trucks suspension often means you will need all shock absorbers and struts replaced. The extent will depend on the age and model of your truck, as well as the extent of the damage and whether any other components need replacing.A typical suspension replacement is likely to cost between $800$2,000 on most trucks.
If your mechanic says that your trucks suspension needs replacing, how do you really know for sure? Some signs to look out for:
Your truck pulls and/or squeaks when turning;
You have visible uneven tread wear on your tyres. This is where one side is worn out more than the other;
Your truck nose dives when braking abruptly. This is most evident if the front struts or shocks are the suspected problem; and
Visually look at your truck to see if it sits level. That is walk around the truck to see if one side of the truck sits higher than the other. If none of these signs are visible, you may need a second opinion.
The most likely cause is your trucks suspension. This is often due to a lack of lubrication between the parts causing metalonmetal wear. If a lack of lubrication is the issue this is usually a quick and easy fix, and often an easy DIY fixer. If you can easily identify and reach your suspension coils, you can try spraying them with spraygrease. This is quick and cheap and will often resolve the problem, at least until yournext service. If this doesn’t work contact your mobile truck mechanic who should be able to resolve the issue on the spot.
The primary role of your trucks suspension is to control the tyres connectivity with the road. Driving with a faulty suspension could lead to a flat or burst tyre, a broken wheel or broken suspension parts. Any of these parts breaking while driving could negatively impact a trucks handling, steering or braking, potentially causing an accident. If you have any concerns with your suspension you should book in with your mobile truck mechanic right away.