Front End & Suspension Repair
Your steering and suspension system is important not only for providing you with a smooth ride, but it’s also imperative for keeping your vehicle a safe form of transportation.
Steering and suspension are responsible keep your wheels firmly grounded on the road and prevent your car from veering into the median – or even off the road. You should replace your shock or strut roughly every 50,000 miles. In addition, after replacing your shock or strut, your vehicle’s braking distance could shorten by up to 10 feet!
Our steering and suspension repair services
Steering is dependent on your suspension components. What can you do to ensure your suspension components will function properly? We provide these front end and suspension repair services: front-end alignment servicing, front and/or rear suspension repair, inspection services, routine maintenance, shock and strut repair, wheel alignment services.
We will check your vehicle’s bushings, chassis parts, coil springs, CV joints and axles, differential, front and rear end, power steering and fluid, shocks, struts, wheel bearings.
Symptoms of a faltering steering and suspension system include: excessively bouncy ride, fluid leaking, hard turning, noisy, shock or strut damaged, steering is stiff, uneven tire wear, vehicle leans on turns, vehicle “nose dives” when you apply the brakes, wandering wheels, worn mounts or bushings.
Power steering fluid
Power steering fluid should be flushed between every 30,000 and 60,000 miles. If you notice a dirty fluid or noise from the power steering, that’s also a sign. There are different power steering fluids so get the one suited to your vehicle; find it in your owner’s manual or just ask us!
Power steering freezes up
While power steering fluids don’t usually freeze completely, they can become thicker and sluggish at cold temperatures. Have the fluid replaced.
Power steering pump
Power steering pumps last a long time, typically at least 100,000 miles. However, you might need to replace your power steering pump if: You hear squealing, groaning, or other noise; or the wheel is sluggish, stiff, or difficult to move.
Shaking steering wheel
A shaky steering wheel could be the result of unbalanced wheels, misalignment of vehicle and its wheels, bad bearings on the wheel hubs, suspension issues, or issues with the brakes.
The stabilizer bar keeps your car from rolling over while turning by spreading weight equally among the vehicle’s tires.
Steering wheel is hard to turn
Hard-to-turn steering wheels could indicate a bad steering rack, broken serpentine belt, leaky power steering fluid, power steering pump failure; or fluid that is too thick and needs to be flushed out.