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Why Is My Car Bouncy?

If you’re on the road often, you’ve probably hit a fair share of speed bumps, curbs, and other bumps similar. When your car is in good shape, the car shouldn’t jolt or start bouncing excessively. If it reacts in an unexpected way, there’s probably something wrong with your car, SUV, or truck. 


Our vehicles are designed and engineered to absorb road shock so that our drives stay consistent and smooth. The steering and suspension systems, and even wheels, play a huge role in your vehicle’s safety. So if you notice an unusual reaction to your car when it drives over bumps, please have your vehicle inspected by a professional.


Below are some possible reasons why your vehicle is bouncing excessively or swaying:

  • Tires - Your car tires can be the culprit. Overinflated or misaligned tires can cause your vehicle to sway or feel unbalanced. In some cases, it can also be due to poor quality tire installations. Whatever the issue, we recommend bringing your car to our auto repair shop to resolve the issue.
  • Steering - Loose steering linkage with the steering system can also be the cause of your vehicle’s bounciness. 
  • Shocks & Struts - Worn, damaged, or leaking shocks and struts often causes shakiness in vehicles. However, a replacement of these parts can easily fix the problem. Let our mechanics at Oswals Service, Inc. inspect and take care of your vehicle’s suspension.
  • Other Suspension - As mentioned before, the suspension system is necessary to keep your car on the road. There’s more to the suspension than shocks and struts. For example, a problem with ball joints can cause your vehicle to lean a certain way and overall make your drive feel unstable. 

If your car is bouncing excessively, please do not hesitate to bring your vehicle to our auto repair shop soon. We look forward to assisting you!