Suspension & Steering

Suspension Components

The suspension system is primarily composed of springs and shock absorbers (or shocks). Your car’s suspension system keeps your wheels safely on the road while helping your car absorb the shock of uneven surfaces. How your car accelerates, brakes, and handles traction issues such as rain, potholes, turns and curves is determined by the condition of your car’s suspension system.

  • • Lift Kits

    • Lowering Kits

    • Suspension Upgrades

    • Shocks

    • Struts

  • • Leaf Springs

    • Coil Springs

    • Coil Over Shocks

    • Tubular Control Arms

    • Bushings & Ball Joints

  • • Tie Rods

    • Idler Arms & Pitman Arms

    • Air Bags

    • Spindles

    • Sway Bars

Signs your suspension needs inspection and possible repairs

  • • Badly Cupped tires and/or noticeable tire shaking

    • Wheel Shimmy or vibration after hitting a bump

    • Suspension bottoming out on rough roads or when backing out of

    • A bouncy ride

    • Body sway or rocking when cornering or driving in strong crosswinds

    • Nose dives when braking hard

  • • Fluid leaking from a strut or shock

    • Steering noises such as snapping, popping, creaking, or groaning
    sounds when turning

    • Suspension noise such as clunking, rattling, or popping on rough

    • Memory steer or poor steering return where the car doesn’t want to
    go straight after turning

Lifting & Lowering your vehicle

Sonny has been lowering and lifting vehicles for over 25 years. Let our experts help you decide on the perfect look and products for your car or truck.

We have several options to offer our customers including changing spindles, springs, suspension lift kits, upgraded shocks and more.

The professionals at Sonny’s will assist you in picking out the type and style of lifting or lowering options that best fit your needs.

  • Benefits to Lowering your Truck’s Suspension

    Benefits to Lowering your Truck’s Suspension

    • Looks great

    • Ease of getting in/out of vehicle

    • Improved aerodynamics

    • Better Handling

    • Improved traction

    • Reduced rollover risk

    • Stiffer ride

  • Benefits to Lifting your Truck’s Suspension

    Benefits to Lifting your Truck’s Suspension

    • Better visibility on the road

    • Custom look stands out

    • Accommodates larger tires

    • Better ground clearance for off-road

    • Optimizes performance & towing

    • Adds a more aggressive look to your Truck, Jeep or SUV

    • Enhances handling

When should I have my steering components inspected?

  • • When you take your car in for routine check-ups

    • If you are involved in an accident that damages your front wheels or suspension

    • When you hit a bump and your wheels turn left or right without you turning the steering wheel

    • Oversteer/Understeer (rear or front of your car loses traction while rounding a corner)

    • Power steering does not appear to be working making it difficult to steer the car

  • • Uneven tire wear

    • Loose steering

    • Car pulls to one side when driving

    • Steering wheel jerks, wobbles or vibrates

    • Noises when turning a corner

    • Noises coming from the power steering unit