Vehicle Suspension Service in Jackson, MS

Suspension Service in Jackson, MS 

Suspension Service at Mac Haik Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM Jackson

What is the purpose of a suspension system in a vehicle? The suspension system is designed to not only make your ride comfortable but also to make it safe. If you live near Olive Branch, Hattiesburg, or Jackson and you think your vehicle could use suspension service, Mac Haik Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM Jackson is ready to serve you. Make an appointment online with our service department for an inspection, to service the suspension system, and make repairs if needed.

How the System Works

Most people know the suspension system is the primary component for a smooth ride, but very few know exactly how the system works. The suspension system is made up of struts and shocks, springs and sway bars, and dampers. These are part of the frame of the car called the chassis. All these parts work together to absorb movement, allowing your vehicle to maintain ride height while moving up and down as the road changes. Not only does it absorb bumps, but it keeps your car's wheels stay on the ground when making sharp turns and movements. It is evident that the suspension system helps to keep you safe and your drive comfortable.

When's the Right Time to Service the Suspension System?

It seems to be the consensus of most technicians to service your suspension at every oil change. Each vehicle comes with an owner's manual that will give the guidelines for your specific vehicle. Our trained technicians at Mac Haik Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM Jackson can also help determine the best maintenance schedule for your suspension system. Because of the unpredictability of the condition of roads and highways and the fact that the suspension system can be damaged at any time, you should stay alert for signs that damage has occurred.   

How Do I Know If My Suspension Needs Service?

Every driver knows that there is no perfect road, and even the most well-maintained highway will have imperfections. It only takes one road hazard to cause issues to the suspension system. It is especially important to make an appointment to have your suspension checked as soon as possible if you notice any of the following signs of a damaged suspension.

If one corner of your car is low, but your tires are all properly inflated, it may be a sign that a shock or strut has collapsed or failed. One sure sign that the struts have failed is if the struts have oil on them, as struts use a special liquid to help absorb bumps on uneven roads. A few more characteristics of suspension damage are that your car drives rougher than normal, sluggish acceleration, the brakes have a slower brake response, uneven wear on tires, and pulling to one side while your drive. Any noises, such as clanging or squeaking, should be mentioned to your technician immediately.


Mac Haik Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM Jackson believes that safety and comfort don't end with the sale. Call or make an appointment online and let our professional service staff take care of your vehicle.