The steering and suspension system in your vehicle helps make sure that you have a safe and comfortable ride. If you’re hearing unusual noises or your car is creaking, it may be time for steering and suspension services. In this blog post, we’ll cover what steering and suspension are, the symptoms of a problem, and when you should get service. Keep reading to learn more!
What is Steering & Suspension?
The steering system in your vehicle is what helps you direct where the car goes. It’s made up of the steering wheel, column, and rack. The suspension system helps with the smoothness of your ride. It includes the shocks, struts, springs, and control arms. Over time, these parts can wear out from normal driving conditions or from hitting bumps or potholes in the road. When they do, it can cause problems with steering and make for a very jarring ride.
What are the Symptoms of a Problem?
There are several symptoms that can indicate that there’s a problem with your steering and suspension. They include:
- Uneven tire wear
- The car feels like it’s pulling to one side while driving
- The car drifts on turns or curves
- The car is bouncing excessively
- There is fluid leaking from the car
These are just some of the potential signs that there’s a problem with your vehicle’s steering or suspension. If you notice any of these while driving, it’s important to have your car checked out by a professional as soon as possible. Trying to drive on these damaged parts will only make the problem worse and put you at risk for an accident.
When Should You Get Service?
Ideally, you should have your car’s steering and suspension inspected at least once a year or every 12,000 miles-whichever comes first. This allows our team of certified technicians to catch any potential problems early on before they become bigger (and more expensive) problems down the road. We recommend that you add steering & suspension services to your regular maintenance schedule so that our team can perform a comprehensive inspection each time. This way you can be confident that your vehicle is always operating at its best.
Signs That Your Car Needs Steering & Suspension Service
Keeping your car in good working order requires regular maintenance and prompt repairs when necessary. That’s why it’s important to know the signs that indicate when your vehicle needs service. In this blog post, we covered some of the symptoms of a problem with steering and suspension as well as when you should get service for these important components in your vehicle. Remember, if you ever have any questions about your car’s maintenance or repairs, our team is always happy to help!