Ever since the Porsche was first built, it has been known for its performance and sophistication. Porsche stands for classy style, and this can be seen in every make and model, from younger to older. For many years, Porsche only made sports cars and roadster type cars, but then the company introduced their first SUV model in 2003. This allowed you to choose a Porsche as a personal car or a family car. Both options offer the same level of sophistication and performance. When you are buying a Porsche, you are saying to the world that you settle for nothing but the best.
Now that you have one of the best cars out there, you want to take care of it the best you can. This means knowing what to look for or listen out for when you are in your Porsche. As your Porsche begins to get some wear and tear on it, one of the things you have to listen out for is noises coming from the suspension. Being aware of what your suspension does and what the possible noises mean will be key in helping you catch potential problems before they become serious problems.
How Does the Suspension Work?
As you are driving, you expect that your car will not throw you around if the road becomes a little bumpy. This expectation comes from your knowledge of the suspension. You may know a lot about the suspension or just so much to know that it is key in preventing you from bouncing around. Either way, the suspension is important for you to understand so you will be able to catch any unusual noises coming from it.
The suspension is made up of springs that are attached to the frame of your Porsche. As you are driving, the springs absorb any jolts on the road. Around the springs are the shock absorbers. The shock absorbers are in place to lessen the shock as the springs bounce up and down. The next part is the strut, which is a coil spring that is around the shock absorbers. The strut also helps to reduce the shock. When these three parts are working together properly, they will provide you and your Porsche a much smoother ride.
Noises From the Suspension
Any noise that is coming from the suspension needs to be checked out right away, especially if you cannot identify what part of the suspension is making the noise. This will reduce the chance of something happening to you or your family while on the road. Learning to identify some of the noises that can come from the suspension will help you to act quickly and keep you and your family safe.
1. Annoying Rattles
While you are driving, you may begin hearing an ongoing rattling sound. The rattling is going to sound like a loose part moving around in the suspension. You will be able to hear it during all times while driving, not just when you go over a bump. It can be tricky to try to identify exactly what part is making the rattling noise, so it is best to take it in for servicing as soon as possible. You would not want to leave a part rattling inside your Porsche and then have it turn into a larger problem.
2. Knocking Sounds
The knocking sounds in your Porsche will be present when you are going over bumps or when you are turning corners. This is most likely due to your Porsche having worn out shocks. When the shocks are worn out, they will vibrate loudly against the frame of your Porsche, creating the knocking sound.
3. The Rusty Door Hinge Noise
Your Porsche will make the sound of a rusty door hinge when there is something wrong with the ball joint of the suspension. The ball joint is what allows the wheels and the suspension to interact. When there is an issue with the ball joint, you will hear the rusty door hinge sound when your Porsche is bouncing up and down or rocking back and forth.
Get Your Suspension Checked
You have made the decision to invest in a top of the line Porsche, so it is understandable that you will want top of the line service for it as well. That is what we strive for at Import Motorworx. Conveniently accessible from the areas of Lawndale, Culver City, West Los Angeles, and South Bay, CA, we will always provide a quick, but thorough inspection of your Porsche. This applies to all parts of your car, especially the suspension if you are hearing one of the noises mentioned above. We take pride in using parts that are from the manufacturer, while working to provide you with a reasonable cost with no hidden charges. So set up an appointment today to ensure that your suspension is working the way it should.