Fort Collins and Longmont Auto Repair



Fort Collins - Webster
Fort Collins - Riverside
Longmont - 20th Ave
Loveland - N. Garfield Ave
Loveland - Topaz Drive

What Causes a Clunking Noise When Driving Over Bumps?

Hitting the pavement for a drive and finding that your vehicle is rattling excessively and making clunking sounds is not only annoying but also quite alarming. This symptom typically happens when you have a suspension issue, and occurs when driving over bumps, uneven surfaces, debris, potholes, and more. It could be that some suspension part is loose or broken. 

The suspension system is fairly complex, so finding the exact source of the noise can be tricky to do by yourself. An expert mechanic at BG Automotive, however, will be able to properly identify any suspension issue and ensure that you get back on the road with a comfortable vehicle. 

Here are some of the potential causes for a clunking noise when going over bumps:

  • Bad control arm bushings
  • Damaged ball joints
  • Worn out struts
  • Damaged or worn-out shock absorbers
  • Damaged leaf spring shackles
  • Loose body mounts

These are just some of the potential causes of why you're hearing strange noises when driving or bumps or turning. Chances are, there is something amiss within the suspension system. If you suspect that you have a suspension system issue, we invite you into BG Automotive at your earliest convenience for an inspection. Our professional mechanics will perform a full visual inspection of the suspension system to pinpoint the cause of your problem and advise you on what repairs are needed to get your vehicle working at its best again. 

For suspension repair in Ft. Collins and Longmont, CO, give us a call or stop by our shop today! 

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