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How is Your Honda’s Suspension Doing This Spring?

How is Your Honda’s Suspension Doing This Spring?

Winter takes its toll on everything, and your Honda’s suspension is no exception. Icy ruts on the roads toss your car all over the place. Sometimes, sliding is unavoidable and a curb just happens to be in the way. And when spring takes over from the chilly winter, potholes pop up all over Kansas City.

 

How has your Honda’s suspension fared? Is it holding up strong or are there little symptoms that might need attentions soon? Here are a few items that might be telling you that your Honda’s suspension needs some work.

Clunking From the Suspension Over Bumps

You can’t avoid every bump on the road. When you drive over a road break, a pothole, or a speed bump, do you hear clunking from the front or rear of your Honda? If you do, you should get it repaired. It could be a loose sway bar link or stabilizer bar bushings. It may also be more serious like a bent or leaking strut or worn ball joint.

Rattling When You Drive

As you drive your Honda down the interstate, a rattling noise can happen over rough surfaces. It’s not normal, though. It indicates wear in a place there shouldn’t be any. It might be those sway bar links again or loose control arm bushings.

Creaking over Bumps

When you drive over exaggerated bumps, a loud groaning or creaking noise may be heard sometimes. This can be simply due to road salt and sand on rubber bushings or on the spring mounts. It can usually be fixed by a good cleaning and lubrication. If it’s not looked after, though, it could cause wear that needs repairs in the future.

 

If your Honda’s suspension hasn’t handled the winter very well, Jay Wolfe Honda will get you back in order. Visit our factory-trained service specialists to fix up any issues your Honda might have.

What Are the Signs of Brake Issues?

What Are the Signs of Brake Issues?

No matter what kind of vehicle you drive, how you drive it, or where you drive, your brakes will eventually wear out. That’s what they are designed to do. They operate by squeezing soft metallic friction material – brake pads – against a hard metal surface – brake rotor. The friction causes your vehicle to…

How is Your Car Battery Doing?

How is Your Car Battery Doing?

If you’ve felt that crisp breeze in the early morning and noticed the leaves are starting to turn just a hint of yellow, it means that autumn is on its way. Soon, the trees will be bare and you’ll be bundling up to brave the elements every time you leave the house. But how will…

How to Get the Best Fuel Economy From Your Honda

How to Get the Best Fuel Economy From Your Honda

It’s widely known that Honda vehicles are among the best in the business for fuel economy. From their early years, Honda recognized the need for lower fuel consumption across their vehicle line without compromising on a fun-to-drive attitude. Even so, fuel costs can quickly add up. Whether you drive a Ridgeline, an Odyssey, a CR-V…

How to Make Your Honda Tires Last As Long As Possible

How to Make Your Honda Tires Last As Long As Possible

You hear an awful lot about horsepower and torque, braking and acceleration. All-wheel drive, front-wheel drive — you can find a Honda to suit your needs in any configuration. One thing every Honda has in common — your Honda tires are the only thing that touch the ground. That’s right. The only parts of your…

Should You Fix Your Clunker or Ditch It?

Should You Fix Your Clunker or Ditch It?

You’ve formed a bond with your vehicle. You love everything about it, from the character speed holes in the fenders to the squeaks and rattles when you drive over bumps. Sure, there are features that only work sporadically like the power windows, but you’ve worn the driver’s seat to fit you just right. Best of…

Do You Know What Your Warning Lights Mean?

Do You Know What Your Warning Lights Mean?

When you start your Honda, no matter which model you drive, you’ll see the warning lights all come on for a second then go off. This is just a bulb check, a mandatory vehicle self-test that happens on every vehicle with modern systems. But if a warning light comes on otherwise… Do you know what…

What’s the Check Engine Light All About?

What’s the Check Engine Light All About?

It’s common knowledge that Honda cars, SUV’s and trucks are among the most dependable, long-lasting vehicles on the road. The name Honda is virtually synonymous with reliability. That means you’re never going to experience a problem with your Honda, right? Well, not always. You see, sometimes issues come up that are environmental, are caused by…