i have a patch and plug near the shoulder of a Y rated tire, is it still safe for top speed runs? Never leaked for a year and did not deform at turns. If it fails, will it be catastrophic or gradual?
Vehicles suffering from wander are difficult to hold in a straight line, the driver is continually having to adjust the steering to keep it moving in a straight line. There are many causes of wander, including excessive caster, loose or worn steering linkages and worn steering gears.
You might be wondering how much a repair of the suspension is going to set you back. You need to look at the cost to repair or replace the suspension, plus the labor cost that will be associated with taking your car to an auto mechanic. The average cost of a suspension repair is between $1,000-$5,000.
Those variables make it virtually impossible to assign a number of years or miles as a broad stroke, though we would expect shock absorbers (or struts on vehicles with strut-type suspensions that incorporate the shocks into an assembly with springs and other suspension parts) to last at least four or five years unless.
Your description of your vehicle swerving out of nowhere is an indication that something in the front end is loose. It could be worn ball joints. Worn/loose control arm bushings could affect the direction of the vehicle at any point and time. Some steering linkage related should result in excessive steering wheel play.
Tires are usually the first culprit to investigate when your vehicle's motion feels off. Bumpy rides can be either due to the tire alignment, air pressure, or even the tires being inappropriately secured.Low or high air pressure can cause a whole slew of problems for your tires too.