When you drive, you rely on your car’s steering and suspension for a smooth ride. The suspension helps to maximize the friction between the tires and the surface of the road. This ensures better steering stability and improved handling, which in turn ensures your comfort and the comfort of your passengers. A vehicle’s suspension system consists of several parts, and if those parts are not working correctly, it can cause a noticeable difference in the way your car feels when you drive. At Mechanic One Auto Repair, we offer a range of professional steering and suspension repair services.
Signs of Suspension or Steering Problems
If the steering or suspension system is not working the way it should, you will certainly notice. One of the first signs is that you’ll begin to experience a “bumpy ride,” even while driving over smooth, paved surfaces. You may also notice a noise whenever you drive over bumps, or that your vehicle feels like it’s bouncing when you drive. Hard turning is another common sign that something is wrong. You could also notice uneven tire wear, which can cost you quite a lot of money if the problem is not addressed. The wheels may seem to want to fight against you when you turn, which is another very common symptom of a suspension problem.
Fixing the Issue
In order to pinpoint exactly what is causing your problem, you’ll need to bring your vehicle to an experienced shop for a thorough inspection. Our ASE Certified technicians will thoroughly inspect all of the components of your suspension system as well as other major systems in your car. The most common parts of a steering and suspension system include the drive axles, CV boots, and U-joints, all balljoints, bushings, and links, and control arms. We will also look for any vibration problems and perform a test drive. Struts and shocks are the most common part of the vehicle’s suspension that usually needs attention.
And, if you’re looking to improve your vehicle’s performance, we also offer a range of upgrades for your suspension system. Whether it’s a lift kit or a lowering kit, we can get it done. We also offer welding and modifications so you can create the ultimate vehicle.
Bring your vehicle to Mechanic One Auto Repair in Canton, MI or give us a call at 734-254-1300 for steering and suspension services or any other auto service needs today.