Keeping a Smooth and Comfortable Ride with your Dodge WC
The Dodge WC was first introduced in 1941 and used in the Second World War. They were used as weapon carriers, ambulances, recon vehicles, installation trucks, command cars, mobile workshops, and many other things. The "WC" was a code for the year they were first produced and their weight, which was 1941 and half-ton rating, respectively. Being an old vehicle, your Dodge WC's suspension may have taken a lot of beating during its whole service life, which makes it all the more important to keep its suspension system well-maintained.
Your Dodge WC's suspension system is responsible for keeping the correct ride height and wheel alignment. It also supports the weight of your vehicle, keeps your ride smooth, and keeps the tires contact with the road. For it to be capable of accomplishing all these tasks, the suspension system should be always kept in excellent working condition. If you don't give your suspension system proper maintenance, its components will eventually wear out and get damaged faster than expected. Problems with the suspension system should not be taken lightly since it affects your comfort, convenience, and most importantly, your safety while you are driving your vehicle. Below is a list of tell-tale signs that your suspension system and its components already needs work.
- You are beginning to experience a rough ride with your truck.
When you begin to experience a rather bouncy and bumpy ride, it is a no brainer sign that your shocks and struts are beginning to fail and about to wear out. Damaged or worn out shocks struts are, most of the time, beyond repair so the only thing you can do is to have them replaced with new ones.
- You start to notice that your tires are wearing out unevenly.
When you check your tires and find out it is wearing out unevenly and has bald spots, it could mean that your suspension is not able to hold your truck evenly, which them puts unequal amounts of pressure on your tires. It will be such a waste if the tires continue to wear out unevenly, so better have it checked by an expert. Have it fixed as soon as possible.
- You start to feel that your truck is drifting or pulling when you are turning in a corner.
If you start to feel that your truck is drifting or pulling when you are turning in a corner, it is probable that your suspension system is starting to fail. This can be caused by blown up shocks that can no longer hold your trucks body steady against the centrifugal force while you turn in a corner. This increases the chance of your vehicle to roll over. As soon as you start feeling this, you should bring it to your trusted mechanic and have the shocks checked. If it is already blown up, have it replaced as soon as possible to avoid untoward accidents.
You should also check if the shocks are leaking. If the shocks look greasy, it is possible that the fluid is leaking. If it is, it will not be able to work properly. Leaking shocks should also be replaced with new ones.