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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Denny and Jim
Denny and Jim

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

I got a flat tire across the street from Tom's Automotive. Although they don't repair tires, they immediately sent over a technician to change my tire. They also filled it with air so I could make it safely to a tire shop, all free of charge. Thanks Adam and the friendly staff at Tom's Automotive for your great service!

Bethany Manahan
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5 out of 5 stars

posted 3 months ago

My bosses were the ones that recommended me to see Tom's when I had my 'check engine' light on some time last year. They were very helpful, and kindly, turned the light off as there wasn't anything particularly wrong with my car. However, recently, my car was being looked at by them (as I've had other things happen to my car), and the staff helped me walk through the process of either furthering the fix or getting rid of my car. As someone who doesn't know anything about cars (oh boy), they really did a great job of explaining things to me. Thanks!

TJ Rawlinson
TJ Rawlinson

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

I had a great experience with Tom's. We had a good dialog, lots of great communication, and I am happy with the work done. Prices were as expected and no work was done that didn't need to be. I will be going back as needed.

Michael Mizell
Michael Mizell

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

I always take both my company vehicle and personal vehicles directly over to Tom's whenever I need issues taken care of...except for that one time I had to change a headlight in my Yukon. After struggling with trying to figure out how to take it out, I watched a YouTube video and followed all the steps. It turns out that you cannot simply take the headlight casing out, but you need to take the grill off first, then take the wheel well liner off (which I successfully completed) and then there is a hidden screw that needs to be removed. You cannot see this screw because it is tucked away behind the frame, and a standard socket wrench head is too large and will not work to remove. Feeling defeated, I called Tracy. He said to come on by and they took the screws out for me and helped replacing the headlight. I told him I wanted to at least pay something for the service but he refused to accept anything. These guys have always been good to me, and I appreciate their hard work and honesty.

Kt McVeigh
Kt McVeigh

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

They were very professional and helpful at all times - even when I didn't have time to use their services before I headed out of town, Casey spoke with me on the phone for upwards of 15 minutes to figure out what was wrong with my car, so I could get help elsewhere. Really stand-up place!