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How to Test Your Suspension With the Bounce Test

How to Test Your Suspension With the Bounce Test

Has the handling and comfort of your vehicle felt a bit off lately? If so, you are most likely facing a problem with your suspension system, specifically with your struts and shocks. If you want to be sure before making an appointment with our suspension repair shop in Southampton, PA, you can test it right at home using the bounce test.  What Is The Bounce Test? How To Tell Your Suspension Needs Repair The bounce test is a quick and easy test that does not require additional equipment, tools, or skill, for that matter. Please follow these steps to do the bounce test: Make sure your vehicle is parked on a flat and even surface. Start by heading to one of the corners of your car. (You're going to do one corner at a time) In a swift motion, push down on the corner as hard as possible with your body weight and then lift off it.  Observe how your car responds after step 3. If it jumps once, then the shock has some wear. It will re ... read more