Suspension Repair in Iowa City, Iowa

The Importance of the Suspension System

Although Iowa has pretty good roads, ranking 6th among all the states for the least number of potholes, it sometimes takes only one direct dive into a nasty pothole to cause suspension damage to your vehicle. Also, because we get an average annual snowfall of 26.8 inches with 98 days, including precipitation, the city’s Public Works Department says that patching potholes is truly a year-round endeavor. Accordingly, even if you don’t hit a single crater, repeated trips across a rough street with smaller divots needing repair can also wear on your suspension system over time. Thus, one road crater or washboard street along your daily route can spell trouble for your transportation. If you drive a European or Japanese import, bring your vehicle to Whitedog Import Auto Service in Iowa City, Iowa, for suspension repair. We’re convenient to the downtown area and easy to reach at 424 Highland Ct Suite 1, Iowa City, IA 52240. Make an appointment to have your suspension checked using our online scheduling feature or call us at (319) 337-4616.


Recognizing the Importance

Many drivers associate their automobile’s suspension system only with the comfort of their ride. Yes, it indeed smooths out the bumps in the road, allowing you to have a more pleasant experience. However, the suspension does a lot more than this. It’s quite important in your car’s steering, handling, and control. The suspension system is not a single component. It’s a collection of parts that work together. It includes springs, shocks/struts, the steering rack, joints, tie rods, and sway bars. These pieces connect your vehicle’s body to its wheels. This system also helps your wheels/tires maintain contact with the road. That’s a critical factor in your ability to hold contact with the road via traction. Further, the suspension system enables you to steer and turn your auto while keeping it from bouncing or sliding out of control. You may notice a few tell-tale signs if you have worn or broken suspension parts. For example, if your vehicle pulls to one side when you’re trying to travel straight or feels too loose when you turn, you may have a suspension problem. Also, you may notice excessive bouncing or a bounce that seems to last too long. Visually, your car should look level when sitting on even ground. If it appears off-kilter, that may be a giveaway. If you suspect a suspension problem, have one of our experienced technicians check it. While the signs often point to the need for suspension repair, some of them can also indicate other concerns, such as bad wheel alignment or the need for wheel repair.

Suspension Repair for Your Import

If you drive a European or Japanese import, you want to be sure your prized vehicle gets the special suspension treatment it deserves. Find that at Whitedog Import Auto Service. Our experienced staff has nearly five decades of experience with imports, and we maintain the tools and equipment needed to diagnose and repair your foreign-made transportation properly. We back our work with a generous 24-month/24,000 mile warranty, so you know you’re getting your money’s worth.