Working suspension systems provide comfort, safety and performance benefits

Your car’s suspension system keeps your tires on the road at all times, giving you better control of steering, braking and accelerating. Located between your vehicle’s wheels and frame, suspension, shocks and struts absorb energy from bumps on the road, and maximize contact between your tires and wheels.

Your wheels are the only part of your car touching the ground and therefore controls your car’s motion. Because your suspension system connects your wheels and tires to your car, it’s more than a comfort feature—it’s a critical safety feature. If your suspension is worn out, a bumpy ride is the least of your worries.

Here is what can happen when you neglect to keep up with auto suspension repairs:

Your suspension system provides crucial comfort, safety and performance benefits. When it’s time to repair your car’s suspension system, Telle Tire & Auto Centers can help. For 82 years and four generations, the Telle family has understood the importance of providing strong value through quality products and services.

Our ASE-certified technicians provide trusted excellence built on generations of long-term relationships and proven excellence. We’ll warranty the labor and parts for 3 years or 30,000 miles. If you choose Monroe parts, we’ll even give you a lifetime warranty.

See what our past clients have to say, or come in and see for yourself. From basic maintenance to comprehensive diagnostics and full engine repair, Telle Tire & Auto Centers are your one-stop-shop with you every mile of the way.

A bumpy ride is the least of your worries.

A broken suspension system poses a serious safety risk. Don’t put off suspensions repairs.


The suspension affects how your car ”rides,” or how your car feels in the passenger compartment, by smoothing out the bumps in the road.

So one of the first things you’ll notice if your suspension is worn out is a bumpier ride. Ideally, your shock absorbers and struts would dissipate any vertical acceleration when you go over a bump and ensure that your tires never lose contact with the road. This is why, in a new car, you experience a much smoother ride.

However, as your shocks and struts wear out, your vehicle is less able to absorb the energy from a bump. This means that, as your car goes over a pothole, your tires might lose contact with the road and then slam back down on the pavement. Your ride won’t be as smooth, and your tires will wear out prematurely.

Safety and performance

Your car’s suspension also affects your car’s handling, or its ability to accelerate, steer and brake effectively. The shocks, struts and suspension are the reason your tires maintain contact with the road, even when you turn, accelerate, brake or turn suddenly.

This is important because the friction created between your tires and the road is what allows you to steer and control your car. And, because the suspension ensures your tires bear the weight of your car evenly, a working suspension can lengthen the life of your tires.

The Telle Difference: Family values, expert knowledge

Telle Tire & Auto Centers have been servicing St. Louis cars for over 82 years. Over the years we’ve perfected the science of automotive repair and the art of serving customers. We require the most out of our employees while catering to our customer’s every need.

We offer the best warranties in the business—a lifetime warranty on all Monroe shocks and struts, and labor is covered for 3 years or 30,000 miles. And, while you wait for us to complete your car’s suspension repair, feel free to help yourself to coffee and snacks. If you need us to, we’ll drive you to and from work.

That’s the Telle Difference.

Trust your car with the automotive repair technicians that go the extra mile.