How to Perform the Bounce Test on Your Suspension

The bounce test is a simple and effective way to check your vehicle's suspension system. The suspension system consists of various components, such as the shocks and struts, to provide a smooth ride and keep the tires in proper contact with the road. Suspension parts also ensure optimal handling and vehicle stability. Over time, the suspension system can wear out or become damaged, affecting your vehicle's overall performance. Here's how to do the bounce test:

  1. Park your vehicle on a level surface and make sure it is in park with the engine off.
  2. Press down on the front of your vehicle several times to compress the front suspension. Release the car and observe its motion. If the vehicle bounces more than two or three times, it could indicate worn or damaged shocks or struts.
  3. Repeat the same process on the rear of the vehicle. Again, observe the vehicle's motion. If the car bounces more than two or three times, it could indicate worn or damaged shocks or struts.
  4. If your vehicle bounces excessively during the bounce test, you should have your suspension system inspected by a qualified technician. Worn or damaged shocks or struts can lead to poor handling, reduced stability, and a rough ride. They can also cause excessive tire wear, which can affect the safety and performance of your vehicle.

Performing the bounce test is a simple way to check the health of your suspension system. If you notice any excessive bouncing or unusual behavior, it's best to have your vehicle inspected by a qualified technician. 

At Taylormade Automotive Inc, we have the expertise and tools to diagnose and repair any suspension issues your vehicle may have. Give us a call or fill out our online form to schedule an appointment for quality suspension system services and repairs.

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