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My Car is Bouncing Up and Down, What Does it Mean?

An unstable and bumpy car ride is never a good one. No one really wants to take their car out when that is happening. If you notice your car is bouncing up and down as you are riding you surely want to find out exactly what is causing this to happen and get it fixed expeditiously. Recognizing there is an issue is the first step; in this instance, that's easy for you to do. Next, you need to find out what is causing this bouncing motion.

There are a few things that may cause your car to bounce while you're driving, braking, or going over a bump in the road.

Tires

Your tires are an essential part of your vehicle - without them, you'd go nowhere fast. Knowing that they could be a big reason as to why your car is bouncing. There are a few things that could cause your tires to make your car bounce: not being properly secured, having them overinflated, or if they aren't aligned correctly.

Steering

The steering system is what allows the car to be controlled. This system is what is put in place for you to be stable on the road. If you notice that the car is bouncing as you are turning your steering wheel, this could be the issue that needs to be resolved. This area has rack bushings that may cause an unstable ride if they are too loose or too stiff. Your car may need an alignment if the steering system is the issue.

Suspension

The suspension in your vehicle is what helps your tires keep connected with the road. If the ride you're experiencing isn't a smooth safe one and you are seeing a significant way in which your car handles, you want to consider the suspension. It could be your shock absorbers, springs, ball joints, or the sway bar that may be damaged.

You may not know right off what is causing your car to bounce, but you want to find out quickly. If you need vehicle suspension repair, give our auto repair shop a call today!