Are you feeling every little pothole and bump in the road or experiencing difficult steering? It’s probably time to have your suspension and steering systems looked at. A comfortable ride is one of the biggest perks of modern vehicles. No longer do we barrel down roads hitting every bump. A smooth ride is much more enjoyable!
The primary function of your car or truck suspension and steering systems is to provide a controlled and comfortable ride. It does this by allowing the wheels to move independently of the car. Any play or uncontrolled motion in these systems results in a deterioration of handling. Vehicle alignment is closely tied to the condition of the suspension and steering systems.
Every car, truck, and utility vehicle has a suspension that is designed to do three things:
- Support the vehicle
- Absorb bumps and other shocks
- Allow the vehicle to turn smoothly
When these parts are worn or broken it makes driving not only uncomfortable when you can feel every bump and pothole, but it can also be unsafe with excessive tire wear and unpredictable control of your vehicle. The mechanics at G&G Auto Repair care about your safety and driving comfortability. If you are concerned about your vehicles suspension or steering system, bring your car or truck in for a quick inspection so we can put those concerns to rest.
Worn or loose components affect the ability to control the toe angle, and may result in a loss of directional stability and accelerated tire wear. The main components of a conventional system are:
- Steering Gear Box
- Center Link
- Pitman Arm
- Idler Arm
- Tie Rods
The main components of a Rack and Pinion steering system are:
- Rack and Pinion Assembly
- Bellows Boots
- Tie Rods
Worn or loose components affect the suspension systems ability to control motion and alignment angles, resulting in a deterioration of vehicle handling and stability, and accelerated tire wear. The main components of the suspension system are:
- Control Arms
- Ball Joints
- Springs (Coil or Leaf)
- Shock Absorbers