Expert Advice on Broken Rear Springs in Your Porscheby admin June 6, 2021
The Porsche is a stylish, reliable car that many drivers love to own. Porsche’s are typically fairly affordable cars and aren’t that expensive to maintain. However, there are certain problems that can arise with your Porsche, as with any other car.
The suspension of your PORSCHE is what keeps you comfortable as you drive. It also keeps the car stable on its wheels. The suspension encompasses the whole length of your PORSCHE, and consists of two parts. These parts are the front suspension and the rear suspension.
There are springs in both parts of your PORSCHE’s suspension that keep your wheels and vehicle level while you drive. They function with the shock absorbers to lessen the impact that can occur when driving over inconsistent surfaces. They do this by expanding and contracting over dips and raised areas, respectively.
It’s important to note that while we use the term “broken” for failed rear springs, it’s unlikely that they will actually snap, though it can occasionally happen.In an ideal situation, the suspension springs on your Porsche will last as long as your car does. However, it’s possible that they can seize up or get worn out due to a number of factors. A few things that can wear out your suspension springs are driving through water or mud or piling up excessive loads in your car.
Symptoms of Broken Rear Springs
There are a few symptoms you can watch out for to keep your rear springs in their best shape and prevent further damage to your car.
- Sagging: The springs are critical to keeping your PORSCHE at its regular sitting level. If you notice that your car is sitting further down on the rear than the front, then there is likely an issue with the rear set of springs. The problem won’t be too dangerous at first but will get worse as time goes on, as the springs will continue to weaken with extended wear. It can eventually cause your car to lean on its side, which is not good in any case, especially when driving.
- Tire wear: Your PORSCHE’s tires are an excellent indicator of your suspension’s health. If your tires are worn unevenly, and the problem is not caused by inflation inconsistencies, this is fairly certainly a problem with the suspension. This can indicate misalignment as well as broken or worn springs. If there is an issue with your springs, it can result in worn down tires, which can be expensive if left unchecked, as you’ll have to get new tires in addition to new springs.
- Strange noises: The rear suspension will almost definitely make weird sounds if there’s something wrong with it. Both spring damage and rear bushing damage can result in loud noises and clunking sounds, especially when driving on inconsistent surfaces.
- Bouncy suspension: Suspension systems need a little bit of a bounce to successfully take impacts and provide a smoother drive. However, if you’re experiencing an extremely bouncy drive on a consistent basis, there is likely a problem with your suspension. If it is especially on the rear side of your car, it’s likely regarding your rear suspension springs.
- Swaying: The springs on your PORSCHE keep it level. When they fail or get worn out, they can cause your vehicle to start swaying. This can be stressful for drivers, especially when taking sharp turns, and can lead to accidents.
McIlvain Motors for the Health of your Porsche
Located off of 48th Street in Tempe, Arizona, McIlvain Motors is your premier automotive repair shop. We service all of the surrounding areas of Tempe including Chandler, Mesa, Phoenix, and Scottsdale, AZ.
In addition to repairing broken rear springs, we also perform the following services for your PORSCHE:
- Brake repair or replacement
- Heating and air conditioning service
- Check engine light service
- Oil changes
- Transmission services
- Airbag checks
- Engine repair
- Tire inspections
- Warning light diagnostics
If you find your Porsche experiencing any of the above symptoms regarding your rear springs, or anything else potentially awry with your car, bring your Porsche in to see us today. We are happy to repair, service, and maintain your prized PORSCHE so it is running as designed so you can drive with confidence.