Doing This Will Make Your Car’s Suspension Last Forever

rev up your engines, today I’m gonna show
you how you can save thousands of dollars in suspension repair on your car,
now suspension systems have gone a long way since I was a young mechanic, no
longer do cars all have simple shock absorbers with a bolt on the top of both
on the bottom, take the two bolts off putt new shocks on, they have
McPherson struts, they even have computer-controlled McPherson struts
that have electronics and hydraulics inside them, and being so complex of
course they’re expensive as can be, you want your suspension parts to last as
long as possible, I’m gonna show you how you can make that possible, now realize
that many of your suspension parts have rubber seals or rubber bushings in them,
over time these things are going to rot or crack leading to really expensive
repairs, and that’s why over the years I’ve used this at 205 reseal, it’s just a
clear polymer it looks just like water but it doesn’t smell like water, it
rejuvenates rubber, keeps it pliable so it doesn’t crack,
now I filled this old spray bottle with the at 205 reseal to show you how I treat
rubber suspension parts, so they don’t break down in the first place, we’ll just
take off this wheel, off it comes and as we look inside here’s the first thing,
this is the boot that’s on the power steering rack, it keeps dirt the dust from
getting inside the power steering, so a few times a year get the at 205 reseal and
spray it all over the boot, that’ll keep the rubber
nice and supple, it’s a royal pain in the rear end taking all the suspension apart
to replace it if it cracks, so a little preventive maintenance goes a long way
and on the top of the strut the same thing, this is a dust shield, spray it every
once in a while, it’ll keep the rubber nice and supple so it won’t crack, and you
can do the same here on the torsion bar right here, and of course here’s the CV
axle you can spray the rubber boot there to keep it from cracking, and hiding
inside here are rubber control arm bushings, you want to keep them nice and
lubricated with at 205 reseal, because if that control arm goes
bad you gotta take a lot of suspension parts to replace it, they’re very
expensive, you want to prevent that rubber from getting brittle cracking and
then your suspension gets off and you have to replace them, now the next thing
to think about to let your suspension system last longer is your tires
because realize your tires actually absorb a lot of the shocks, they’re
flexible, when you hit bumps these things flex in and up, they often
take just as much shock away from the car as the shock absorbing system does
so of course you want to keep the right amount of air in your tires, and you want
to watch your tires to make sure they’re not wearing out oddly, because if they
start to wear out oddly, one that shows that you often have a problem in the
front end where you need a ball joint, or a tie rod, and if your tire is worn badly
out of balance its shakes a lot at speeds, it’s gonna wear things out faster
the more shakin you have the worse it’s gonna be, now the next tip of course is
don’t carry excess weight, let’s take an extreme example I had a customer who was a
scuba diver instructor, and he always had big old scuba diving tanks lying in the
trunk, that really weighed it down and things wore out faster, so don’t be a
slob like me and keep all this junk in your trunk, be more like my wife, have a
trunk that’s clean, it’s got a yoga mat and a little box with a few tools in it
don’t carry a lot of excess weight, now crucial part your suspension system is
your power steering, if you’ve got a car that has hydraulic power steering, of
course check the fluid every once in a while, this is on the low mark now when
it’s cold and it goes up to the high mark when it warms up because it expands
over time, but this stuff does get dirty over time, and guess what dirt does, dirt
is friction, friction wears out parts, if you have to buy an uber expensive
power-steering pump, or even worse if your power steering rack goes bad, then
you’re gonna have to spend a small fortune, so if you like me and want to keep
your car for hundreds of thousands of miles, 15-20 years or more, it’s good idea
to change your power steering fluid let’s say, ah once every six seven years
or something, it’s not that big of a deal but you do need
to change it, because eventually gets so dirty it turns into a cutting fluid
1,400 psi pressure and the fluid is dirty, that actually turns the fluid into a
cutting fluid that will eat through metal parts
eat up hoses, do all kinds of damage, so do change it every once in a while and
find out what kind you have, some of them are red, if the red turns black
you know it’s dirty, some of them are clear they’re easier to see when they
get dirtier, it only has to be changed every once in a really long time, just do
it if you want to keep your car for as long as possible
now for those of you who live up north or by saltwater sea shore, it’s a good idea
to rinse the undercarriage of your car once
a week to get that salt off, salt is an enemy of suspension parts, as an example I
used to have a photographer when I did a show
with CBS, he lived across the street from the ocean in Galveston, and just the
spray of the salt water coming in, he didn’t drive on the beach or anything,
his Chrysler’s they just rotted away, I looked at one of his vehicles, and the
thing was three and a half years old it was just rotting through everywhere,
he never rinsed them, and of course anything that causes corrosion is
gonna create problems with suspension systems, but salt this is absolute worst
thing that you’re generally gonna run into on this planet, so if you live in
an area like that you want to rinse your car a lot, if you’re not going to do it yourself
just take it to somewhere where they drive it through and it all hoses
the bottom out and gets all the stuff off the suspension system, now another
part that’s rubber that can have corrosion on it is your strut mounts,
this is all rubber inside here, so get the reseal on pour it on the rubber, the rubber
is on the inside here on the edge, it’ll keep it from cracking, the
mounts themselves aren’t that expensive, those particular ones are like 80
something dollars a piece of you buy factory ones, but you have to take the
whole strut off the vehicle, take it all apart, put the new mount on and put it
back together, and if you gotta go through all that trouble you might as
well has changed the strut too, not just the mount itself, but the mounts
themselves are the crucial part, the whole thing sits on that, if it
cracks and breaks the suspension can pop right up through it, you hit a bump it’ll
just lose control, I’ve had cars that came here when I jacked them up in the air
the whole things just fell off the car, cuz the only thing holding them on was the
weight of the car, so when they were hitting bumps they were actually coming
out of the hole, it’s dangerous so you don’t want the mounts to go bad, a little
maintenance goes a long way, maybe once a year you can put a little bit on
the rubber seals, so it won’t crack and then you got to take the whole thing
apart and replace it all, just because the rubber decided to crack, and here’s
my last warning to save you thousands, when things do wear out replace them
with quality parts, don’t go on eBay and buy the cheapest strut, or the cheapest
wheel bearing assembly you can get your hands on, I tried that in the past to
save my customers money, boy it bit me in the
rear-end, parts didn’t last long sometimes they didn’t even work in the
first place, because they weren’t machined correctly, always buy quality suspension
parts when you do have to change them unless of course you’re planning on get
rid of the car, a lot of guys will put those quick struts on to save money,
they’re selling a car,,they realize hey it’s not gonna last forever but if it
really rides like crap and I can’t get any money for the car, make it ride
halfway decent so you can then sell it, but if you’re planning on keeping the car
for years, my advice is don’t use those quick struts, the quality just isn’t
there, so now you know how you can save thousands in suspension repair cost with
a tiny bit of maintenance, so if you never want to miss another one of my new
car repair videos, remember to ring that Bell!

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  2. это ваще че ? это ваще о чем ? ))) название по-русски , а балаболит по каковски ? дизлайк !!

  3. CAn you answer me this, I jack up my front end and both wheels spin freely but I go to wiggle my wheels it turns the steering wheel. My steering wheel doesn't lock. CLK430 Benz. oh when I hit a bump the car sways left or right really bad.

  4. Здравствуйте, я не понял, чем он брызгал пыльники, и что это средство действительно помогает, отпишитесь

  5. I think your preventive maintenance tips are excellent friends used to make fun that i do the same kind maintenance but i agree 100 % thanks for the advice

  6. Здравствуйте! Я из России. Какие у нас могут быть средства каким вы брызгаете на резиновые части авто

  7. This stuff can be amazing on what it does to rubber & many applications can go way beyond suspension…almost anything made of rubber. I had a 40 year old air pump for fish tank that had bellows that was hard & crispy. Output was weak & treated with AT-205 & a cotton swab. Treated & let cure for 1 week. Output tripled & no fish died. This stuff is also great for car door gaskets!

  8. Hi. Trying to find the vid when you fixed radiator leak with the leak sealer. The one when you flushed the radiator twice. Can someone help. Thanks

  9. По ходу рекламирует простой силикон типа резина не будет дубедь!

  10. По нашему это керосин размегчает резину долго ходят сам пробовал

  11. Волшебная. Жидкость. Поливаю. Все и все все вечное.. Иногда. Тоже глотну жидкости и тоже вечный. Машин сто лет. Как и кто ездиет.. На ней пейте. Волшебную жидкость. И поливайте. Волшебной жидкостью. Все. Эх и шутник..

  12. Все зависит от качества резины. Если в ней много сажи. То она. Не будет вечной.. Но если будет вечной . Как и я. А внутри износ всех шестиренок. То это не чего.. Выпьем и вы. Все окей. И можно по спать в богажнике.. А ездить. Не обезательно. Надо. Не ездить. А спать в багажнике.

  13. Боярка.. Боярышник.. Жидкость. Выпьешь. И все. Живая вода..

  14. For longevity of suspension, what is generally the bestPSI tyre pressure for both on-road and off-road? I'm told 36 PSI is generally the right kind of pressure for tyres for both on and off road. Thanks mate!!

  15. Scotty is Ziebart any goo any more,.. especially in Saline environments,.. and where salt is used to melt ice or by the sea? Thanks

  16. Hi Scotty, I've always done my own maintenance, so I really enjoy watching you're videos. Some things i knew lots that i don't. I have a 2005 Ford 500 with a persistent engine light. I've had it scanned, and it's showing an evap code. It's been assumed that the problem is the purge valve. Would it be a bad experiment to spray some sensor clean into the valve? I'm on disability income and I really don't want to start throwing money at parts, that may or may not fix the problem. THANKS! Keep up the good work!!

  17. suspension of a car needs be fixed right away by qualify mechanic or sale or junk the car because most of part now became after market and very expensive to fix major suspension problems only minor problems

  18. Hi Scotty , thanks for all these valuable information. I am watching your channel from India and In my place AT 205 is not available , is it something similar to Silicone liquid which lubricates trade mill belt ? Can you mention some alternative products of AT 205 ?

  19. Scotty I do all that with 303 aerospace protectant Every 5 K miles when I do Oil change, tire rotations, clean all suspensions and check plus clean brakes, ja,ja,ja,.

  20. #1 rule of keeping your suspension in top notch. Park and never drive your vehicle from the driveway like I do with my 1996 Toyota Celica that's resisted rust with my tarp on it for 20 years. Multiple HOA warnings has me paying fines you guys pay so I"m GOOD.

  21. – use AT205 rubber re-sealer on all the rubber suspension parts, tires, etc.
    – don't carry excess weight
    – replace power steering fluid ~ 6/7 yrs
    – rinse salt off every few weeks (up north, near ocean, etc)
    – replace worn out parts with quality parts, not cheap parts on ebay, etc.

  22. Would you recommend using some of this in the oil even if you dont have a current leak, for preventative maintenance?

  23. Привет!!! Я тоже искал комментарии на русском… Поверь, ничего путного здесь нет.

  24. "Unless you're planning to get rid of it." – Puts up picture of a Mercedes LOL. I used to have a used Mercedes. It broke down often but I daily'd it for about 7 years. The engine eventually blew a piston ring cause it was all frothy underneath the oil cap (something I learned from Scotty). Not to mention, when I replaced the valve cover gasket there was more tar in there than a smoker's lungs. It had had 4 previous owners and it was my first car so I had no idea what I was getting myself into. Regardless, even though I know more about cars now thanks to guys like Scotty, I ended up purchasing a Honda cause they're still a good car just maybe not with as many bells and whistles. I consider it a poor man's BMW because I do appreciate quality at the end of the day. But it's important for me to save money and you wouldn't believe how much room I have in the engine to work on things even though I almost never have to. I've owned it from 0-40k miles and all I've ever needed to do was change oil & filters. At 50k I'll be upgrading the tires with some all season Michelin's as well as OEM rotors and Akebono brake pads all around. I'll also replace the stock 410 CCA battery with one that's 500 CCA that I found on Wal-Mart(also something I learned from Scotty). It was the cheapest I could find that had a 3 year warranty. This was important to me as I'll be replacing them every 3 years regardless if they're good or not because it can get to -20F where I live and even though I carry a jump starter, I'd rather have the most reliability from my battery. In addition to these upgrades, I'll be installing steel-braided brake lines, performing a brake flush as well as a coolant flush. This will cost me <$1,500 in parts and about an afternoon's worth of work. But I can almost guarantee the car won't need much more maintenance for the next 50k. THAT'S the beauty of a Honda. It's super cost-effective and I'm all about saving money.

  25. All in favor of a comprehensive preventive maintenance worksheet by Scotty 🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️

  26. I have a Mustang that I keep in my garage and drive only about every 3 months. What's your opinion on using AT205 to prevent its tires from dry rotting?

  27. Автор если закинул видос на иностранном языке то както переводи пожалуста

  28. Look for a liquid called ACF-50, spray it all over the car inside out (except the seats), it does wonders for lubrication, rust inhibition, rubber and plastic rejuvenation, and everything u can want.

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