The vehicle was riding very rough. Much worse than when it was first purchased. My son who is 4 was actually complaining that the bumps were hurting his neck. I know kids complain sometimes, but it is truly riding really rough. I understand it is more of a truck than a crossover, I grew up in a rural area I've had trucks before, and on bad roads, I understand.
I brought it in to get checked over. The senior mechanic there took it for a test drive, he agreed it was driving very rough, very 'violent' on minor bumps. He did an inspection of the vehicle and said the shocks needed to be replaced. he showed me the liquid/fluid stains on the shocks.
I am an IT Consultant not a mechanic, and I don't pretend to be. I make sure I get regular maintenance completed. I even get the break pads changed before they are totally worn out, just to save on the rotors. The service there at the dealership itself is good, there doesn't seem to be a quick turnover in staff, so I do have a certain level of confidence in the staff there.
Last edited by NewfieRock; 06-14-2012 at 11:38 AM.