Steering & Suspension System Repair
The job of keeping your tires on the road is done by the steering and suspension systems of your vehicle. They work together to give you a smoother ride and help you turn corners safely. Because your driving safety is a concern, it’s important to keep these components maintained properly. If you suspect a problem with either you will want to bring your vehicle to On the Road Again Auto Repairs in Spartan, Kempton Park. The certified technicians in our auto repair shop can quickly diagnose and complete steering and suspension system repair work on your vehicle.
Your Vehicle’s suspension System.
The steering and suspension systems work together to help you maintain control of your vehicle. The suspension system is particularly important for keeping the tires on the road when you hit bumps. It also allows you to turn corners and go around curves without rolling the vehicle. One of the main parts of the suspension system is the shock absorber or the strut. Your vehicle is equipped with one or the other. When the sock or strut needs to be replaced, you may begin to notice it takes you longer to stop, the car bounces a lot more when you hit bumps and you may notice more rolling or swaying when you go around turns. If you notice any of these signs of suspension problems, contact us to schedule an appointment.
The control bushings are another important part of a vehicle’s suspension system. They are located in the front and rear of your vehicle and are responsible for maintaining wheel alignment. If the control arm bushing is worn, you may hear clunking noises when you accelerate or put on the brakes. You will also notice that the tires are wearing unevenly.
Problems with the Steering System
- Loose Steering – one of the more common problems vehicle owners notice with their steering system is looseness. Loose steering is often the result of a worn inner tie rod. The tie rods are responsible for keeping your vehicle stable as you ride over different types of road surfaces. It’s important to make sure the inner and outer tie rod ends are lubricated. Our certified mechanics can do that for you.
- Clicking Sounds When Turning Corners at Slow Speeds – the CV axle could be the culprit. A CV axle that is in good condition is heavily greased and protected by a rubber boot cover. As with any part on your vehicle, the rubber boot cover will begin to wear out and the CV joint will become exposed to the elements. The grease can then leak out and decrease the axle’s ability to lubricate the joint. This can become quite serious, especially if you end up hitting a sudden bump. The CV joint can break causing a serious accident.