Your suspension is critical to keeping your car safe.
What your suspension does
Your suspension keeps your tires on the ground over bumps. It keeps you in control of your vehicle and makes your ride comfortable.
Every pothole puts your suspension to work.
If you experience any of these symptoms it's time to have your suspension inspected
Bumpier than it used to be?
Signs of a worn suspension include bumpier drives and more harshness over bumps
Pulls Left or Right
A worn suspension can make your car pull one way. If you struggle to stop straight under hard braking, it's time to have it inspected.
All cars make some noise but if yours is getting worse it's time to have it serviced.
If your car is harder to steer or doesn't feel as easy to maneuver in tight spots it might indicate a suspension problem.
If your vehicle feels unstable changing lanes or going around corners on the highway it might be from worn suspension components.
Uneven Tire Wear
Your tire will wear out sooner with suspension problems lurking under your car.
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We have the knowledge and experience needed to diagnose your suspension system's problem.
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Shocks, Struts and Springs
Your struts, shocks and springs absorb bumps and keep your tires in contact with the road. When they wear out you might notice oil or hydraulic fluid leaks from them. Roads will get bumpier and you might notice extra swaying while you drive.
Control Arms and Ball Joints
Your control arms connect the suspension and steering systems so they work together. They typically last until the built-in ball joints wear out or the bushings do.
Your car's sway bar(s) make your car feel stable around corners. It connects the two sides of your car together. The most common problems are worn out bushings and sway bar end link bushings.
Your suspension system and steering system are designed to work closely together. Problems in your steering system components, the steering gearbox, steering rack, tie-rods and power steering system can create suspension problems and wear out parts early.
Gearbox or Rack and Pinion
Your steering gearbox (larger vehicles) or rack and pinion (smaller vehicles) is what actually turns your wheels left and right with the steering wheel. The most common problems these parts have are power steering leaks and worn out bushings.
We can diagnose the source of your steering problems and make your vehicle drive like new again
Tie rods and steering linkages
Your tie rods, tie rod ends, and steering linkages have the job of maintaining your alignment so your car drives straight down the road
If you're dealing with tire wear problems even after you've had your car aligned, your tie rods or steering linkages could be the culprit.
We'll diagnose your whole steering and suspension system and advise you on what your vehicle needs.
Power Steering System
Your power steering system consists of a pump that pushes hydraulic fluid through hoses and lines to and from your steering system depending on how you turn.
When a power steering pump goes bad it's usually a sign the system was leaking and went dry. Modern systems work so well they mask small problems until it's a bigger issue. If you suspect a problem or notice a leak don't wait to have it inspected and serviced.