I just bought a used car (ix35) and I feel the suspension is too hard. Back is much harder than front. I would say it is a hard shock absorbers, but I read through the list of ways how the shockers can be broken, they can:
1) become softer
2) start making sounds
3) start leaking or sweating.
Can it become harder? I can assume the car was towing a boat, and it might reverse to salty water sometimes. May these be the factors?
May it be springs? May the previous owner install harder springs for towing?
Is there a way for me to find out if shockers replacement will improve the situation?
I would go into the shop and buy softer shock absorbers, but I did not find a shock absorber classification saying how hard or soft they are. Is there such classification among any brand of shockers?