Trusted Suspension Repair in Gaithersburg, MD


JB Auto Repair Provides Trusted Steering & Suspension Repair in Gaithersburg, Rockville, Germantown & Clarksburg.

J B Auto Repair is Montgomery County Maryland’s premier Toyota repair and service center, with over 25 years specializing in Toyota and servicing all makes and models of vehicles. JB employees ASE Certified Master Technicians who are highly knowledgeable in automotive automotive suspension systems. Call us at 301-216-2622 or contact us for quality alignment and suspension repair services in Gaithersburg, MD.

Gaithersburg's Suspension Repair Specialists


Expert, Affordable Suspension Repair in Gaithersburg, MD

JB Auto Repair is experienced is a trusted suspension repair shop with experienced ASE Master Certified mechanics. Your drivetrain and suspension systems are critical to the function of your vehicle and the safety of you and your passengers. Routine suspension system inspection, maintenance, and service helps prevent handling problems, uneven tire wear, and safety concerns. If your vehicle is showing any signs of a drivetrain or suspension system problem, we highly recommend that you seek service and repairs immediately.

JB Auto Repair services & repairs suspension systems of all makes & models of vehicles in Gaithersburg, Germantown, Rockville, Clarksburg, and surrounding areas. Call us at 301-216-2622 or contact us to schedule a drivetrain or suspension repair service.

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Steering & Suspension Components


Shock absorbers, often referred to as shocks, dampen and control the movement of the springs. They help ensure a smooth and stable ride.


Struts are similar to shocks but serve a dual purpose by supporting the weight of the vehicle and providing dampening. They are often integrated into the suspension system and are common in the front suspension.


Springs are a fundamental part of the suspension system and come in two primary types: coil springs and leaf springs. They help absorb shock and maintain ride height.

Ball Joints

Ball joints are pivot points that connect the control arms to the steering knuckles. They enable the steering and suspension to work together.


Bushings are typically made of rubber or polyurethane and act as cushions and bearings for various suspension components. They reduce friction and provide flexibility.

Wheel Bearings

Wheel bearings enable the wheels to rotate smoothly within the hub assembly. They are essential for overall suspension performance and handling.

Sway (Stabilizer) Bar

The sway bar helps control the vehicle’s body roll during cornering, improving stability. It connects the suspension on both sides of the vehicle.

Alignment Components

These include components like camber and caster adjustments that help align the wheels for optimal tire contact with the road.

Tie Rods

Tie rods connect the steering mechanism to the front wheels. They play a critical role in steering control and alignment.

Control Arms

Control arms, also known as A-arms or wishbones, connect the suspension to the vehicle’s frame. They allow for the up and down movement of the suspension.

Steering & Suspension Problems


Recognizing warning signs of bad brakes is crucial for your safety.

If you notice any of the following signs, contact JB Auto Repair to schedule brake repair service.

  • Vehicle Bottoms Out: Your vehicle should not frequently bottom out unless you’re driving on extremely rough terrain. If it does, your suspension is not effectively maintaining the proper clearance between the undercarriage and the road surface. This could indicate issues with shocks, struts, or springs, and they may need replacement to restore proper suspension function.
  • Bouncing After Bumps: If your vehicle continues to bounce excessively after driving over bumps or potholes, it’s a clear sign that one or more suspension components are worn or damaged. For example, bad struts can cause bouncing and instability after hitting road imperfections. Proper suspension should maintain stability even after encountering minor obstacles.
  • Slow Recovery from Braking or Accelerating: Your vehicle should maintain stability and alignment when braking or accelerating. If you notice that your vehicle dips or sags significantly during these actions, it’s a sign of a failing suspension system. This can be both unsafe and result in additional wear and tear on your vehicle.
  • Speed Wobbles and Poor Vehicle Control: Speed wobbles can result from various issues, including unevenly worn tires, misaligned wheels, and steering problems. If your vehicle wobbles at higher speeds or exhibits poor control, it could be related to suspension problems, tire issues, or misaligned wheels.
  • Pulling to the Side: If your vehicle pulls to one side as you drive, it can be caused by problems with your tires, alignment, brakes, or steering components. Uneven tire treads, poor wheel alignment, a locked-up wheel caliper, or steering system damage can all lead to your vehicle favoring one side.
  • Uneven Tire Wear: Inspect your tires for signs of uneven wear. Tires with uneven wear patterns can be an indication of poor wheel alignment or suspension issues. Misaligned wheels can cause tires to fight for traction, leading to uneven tread wear. Likewise, a worn-out suspension system can result in uneven tire wear as you brake.

Suspension System Service & Repair


Expert Alignments & Suspension Repair in Gaithersburg, MD

Need an alignment or steering repair in Gaithersburg, Maryland? JB Auto Repair specializes in Toyota vehicles and provides expert suspension system service and repair for all vehicles in Gaithersburg, MD. Call us at 301-216-2622 or contact us to schedule service.

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