Ever wondered what keeps your drive smooth, even on bumpy roads? It's your car's suspension that works tirelessly to absorb shocks and assure you a comfortable ride. But here's the catch: your car's suspension, like its other components, needs a little care and attention. That's where we at Dale's Service Center come into the picture. Let's give you some tips on maintaining auto suspension, ensuring it's always in top form. Understand Your Vehicle Each vehicle has unique characteristics and maintenance needs. Familiarize yourself with your specific model's requirements and handling to identify when something's not right. Identify the Signs of Wear Be aware of the signs that your suspension might need attention. These include a rougher ride, uneven tire wear, the car pulling to one side, or your vehicle dipping forward upon stopping. Promptly Address Issues If you notice any changes in the way your vehicle handles ... read more
Driving around potholes isn’t always an option; sometimes, you must go through them just right. And while you may think you’ve come out of the pesky potholes unharmed if you didn’t spill your latte or punctured a tire, sadly, it’s rarely true. Hitting a pothole rocks the entire suspension system of your vehicle, and a few good strikes can cause premature wear and tear to it. But you can’t just let it be. Considering how essential a fully functional suspension system is to prevent accidents and maintain a safe ride amidst these roadway nuisances, it’s vital to get it regularly checked and repaired by a professional auto repair service. Why is Maintaining a Safe Suspension System So Important? A vehicle’s suspension system doesn’t just ensure a smooth ride; it plays a pivotal role in keeping those in the vehicle safe on the road. It manages the friction between the tires and the road, allowing you to steer or maneuver it on the road safel ... read more
The vehicle's suspension system plays a pivotal role in keeping drivers safe on the road. It helps you control your vehicle by managing friction between the tires and the road. To be precise, the vehicle's suspension is the system of tires, shock absorbers, linkages, tire air, and springs connecting the vehicle to its wheels. It supports the quality of your ride and ensures stability on the road. Therefore, if the suspension system isn't working right, it can lead to instability and put your safety at risk. Let's dig in deeper to understand it better: The shock in a suspension system is vital for keeping the car on the ground. If these shocks are worn out, it is likely to cause the car to bounce on the pavement and road. This is highly dangerous as it can make you lose control of the braking, steering, and accelerating. In other words, you must ensure that the suspension works properly and efficiently to keep the wheels safely on the road and ensure the car absorbs t ... read more
Winter storms, ice, and snow all can make roads extremely dangerous. The below-freezing temperatures can slew issues like frozen brake fluid and deflated tires. Hence, preparing your vehicle for winter is crucial to avoid breakdowns and accidents. As experts in the auto industry, here are our top tips for winterproofing your vehicle: Check Pressure The pressure in the tires decreases during the winter due to the cold temperatures. They deflate once the temperature falls below 32°. It decreases the gas mileage of your vehicle, wears out the tires faster. Additionally, low air pressure in the tires can be dangerous as it reduces the control of the car. Therefore, it's essential to maintain proper tire pressure during winters. Get Snow Tires As Quad Cities like Davenport get heavy snow, switch to snow tires. They increase driving safety as you get better traction in slush, snow, and icy conditions. Snow tires are specially designed for winter conditions. They provide ... read more
For motorists in Davenport, Iowa and the Quad Cities, it's smart not to wait until you need brakes repair before scheduling servicing. Your brake system is what keeps you and your family safe whether you're running errands, going to and from work or school, or traveling to a much anticipated vacation destination. Road trips can be a fun and enjoyable experience, especially if you don't have to worry about your brakes malfunctioning! Now that things are loosening up and getting back to some level of normalcy, we're all ready to hit the roadways and enjoy some wonderful "away" time. We have been cooped up at home long enough. How often should you have your brakes serviced? Our highly skilled technicians recommend an inspection once each year at the very minimum. You probably don't give much thought to your brakes as long as they're doing their job, but the fact is the braking system is the most important com ... read more
Because of the ever changing technology, training never ends! Even the most basic systems such as brakes and suspension can get pretty technical. With electronic parking brake systems, air ride height control and steering angle sensors we even run into problems or issues at times. Especially because we repair all different makes and models there is so much to learn about with each car manufacturer. It was nice of Napa to come into our shop with their Brake and Suspension Rep for a dinner and learn the other night. The team got to brush up on the latest brake systems and parts. Also, we caught up on the most innovative suspension parts available. Of course, it's always easier to learn on a full stomach!