Steering & Suspension

Let’s talk about steering and suspension in your vehicle. These are two closely related elements that contribute so much to your vehicle’s handling and comfort when you’re on the road. When you feel like you have good, steady control in your steering and a solid, smooth ride, it feels safe.

When, however, it’s tough to turn the wheel, or if you don’t trust the accuracy of the turn of your steering wheel, that can feel scary.

These are a few of the main parts in your vehicle that have to do with the steering and suspension in your car, truck, SUV or hybrid:

 

 

Ball joints

 

Control arm bushings

 

Control arms

 

Electric power steering

 

Idler arms

 

Pitman arms

 

Power steering flushes

 

Power steering gear

 

 

Power steering hoses

 

Power steering leaks

 

Power steering pumps

 

Power steering reservoirs

 

Rack & pinion assemblies

 

Shocks

 

Steering boxes

 

Steering knuckles

 

 

Steering rods

 

Steering shaft

 

Struts

 

Sway bar bushings/links

 

Tie rod ends

 

Tracking arms

 

Trailing arm bushings

 

 

This is a picture of a broken CV joint on a Subaru.  If you hear clicking noises while turning don’t drive too long or this can happen to you and you’d have to be towed in!  This is something we inspect with every oil service to ensure that you are safe.

If you’re having trouble steering, or if it seems like you are feeling every little rock or tiny bend in the road, consider asking about your suspension or steering when you’re next in the shop. We’ll have a technician test drive your car with you, and we’ll make sure all is running smooth and right in your vehicle….with you.

When you’re ready, schedule your next service with Tom’s Automotive.
We’re definitely ready for you and your vehicle.

How smooth is your ride? Your shocks and struts might need some attention!

 

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