Steering & Suspension
Your vehicle’s steering and suspension are responsible for your quality of ride, ease of turning and balance; they also keep the vehicle firmly in place in a traffic lane and moving in a straight line. If there is an issue with either steering or suspension, you’re going to have trouble maintaining a smooth ride, ease of turning, balance and movement in a straight line. At Rescue Auto, our commitment to your vehicles is that they maintain the utmost quality of steering and suspension parts and always drive in a straight line. The first key to understanding a steering or suspension problem is to know which parts of the system perform which action and their physical description.
Consider bushings like a cushion for your wheel-mounted suspension parts. They are small rubber parts that go between metal parts to reduce both vibrations and friction.
These are the most common types of bushings:
- Control arm bushings (A-arm bushings, wishbone bushings)
- Sway bar bushings
SHOCKS AND STRUTS (SUSPENSION)
These are parts that keep all four wheels of your car planted on the road. They are found in the undercarriage and usually visible through the wheel wells or behind larger vehicles in under sightline of the bumper.
COIL SPRINGS (SUSPENSION)
These springs work in concert with your vehicle’s shocks and struts. Primarily, they absorb road impact to support the weight of your vehicle to keep all four of your wheels planted on the ground.
MAINTENANCE BY RESCUE AUTO
Our ASE certified mechanics will provide both diagnostic and maintenance services to keep your steering and suspension systems working as intended.
First, we will inspect the following to determine if any maintenance is necessary:
- Front End
- Rear End
- Coil Springs
- CV Joints & Axels
- Chassis Parts
- Wheel Bearings
- Power Steering
- Power Steering Fluid
WHY USE RESCUE AUTO?
Our ASE Certified mechanics will check your steering and suspension systems as part of normal maintenance because we understand how vital it is for these parts to be in good working order to maintain stability of ride and safe turning.
SIGNS YOUR STEERING SYSTEM OR SUSPENSION PARTS NEED TO BE REPAIRED:
- You are experiencing vibration during steering motions, excessive road noise
- Cracking or banging noises coming from the wheel fenders
- Any kind of rattling of the frame when going over bumps or rough road conditions
- Experiencing vibration of suspension and you live in a cold climate where roads are salted frequently
SHOCK AND STRUTS
- Excessive vehicle bouncing
- Nose of the vehicle dips down, especially when coming to a stop
- The vehicle sways and leans when turning corners or changing lanes
- Not enough bounce; the ride seems stiff
- Steering response is poor, or noise is heard when steering
- Feels very unstable at high speeds
- Vehicle tires are unevenly worn or show abnormally flat areas
- Shocks or struts show signs of fluid leakage
- Shock or strut bodies are dented or otherwise physically damaged
- Bushings or mounts are broken, corroded or otherwise damaged