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Why does my car make a clunking noise?

Why does my car make a clunking noise?

Why does my car make a clunking noise? If you've been hearing a clunking noise when turning your car, it might be time to check your sway bar links. At Wayside Garage, we often see this issue, especially in older cars like a 2005 Honda Accord Hybrid. But what exactly are sway bar links, and why are they important? What Are Sway Bar Links? Sway bar links, also known as stabilizer links, are crucial components of your car's suspension system. They help stabilize your vehicle when you turn, reducing body roll and improving handling. When these links are worn out or damaged, you might hear clunking noises, especially when making turns. This noise can be mistaken for axle issues, but it's often the sway bar links causing the problem. Signs Your Sway Bar Links Need Attention 1. Clunking Noise: A common sign is a clunking or clicking noise when turning. 2. Increased Body Roll: If your car feels like it's leaning more than ... read more

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Why Are Struts Important?

Why Are Struts Important?

Why Are Struts Important for Your Car? Maintaining your car's struts is crucial for a smooth and safe driving experience. Today, we're diving into the world of struts and why they are essential for your vehicle's performance and safety. Jonathan from Wayside Garage will help explain the ins and outs of struts and why replacing them on time is vital. What Are Struts? Struts are a crucial part of your car's suspension system. They consist of a spring and a shock absorber, working together to: - Support the vehicle's weight: The spring bears the weight of the car. - Absorb impacts: The shock absorber dampens the motion from bumps, potholes, and curbs. - Enhance stability: Struts help in maintaining vehicle stability during turns and stops. Why Are Struts Important? 1. Smooth Ride: Struts absorb shocks from the road, ensuring a comfortable ride. 2. Safety: They contribute to vehicle stability, preventing excessive ... read more

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