Poor handling, excessive bouncing, stiff steering and accelerated tire wear are all signs that there could be something wrong with the components in your car’s steering and suspension systems. If things start to get bumpy, have one of our certified, skilled technicians evaluate your shocks and struts to ensure they’re not causing dangerous and costly damage. Get the best handle on your steering repair and suspension repair—speak to the experts at Satnam Auto.
Issues with your vehicle’s suspension or steering systems can detract from your ride comfort and ability to control your vehicle on the road, whether it’s drift or play in the steering or body roll when negotiating corners. We can repair your suspension and steering with a range of replacement parts including springs, shock absorber and bushes. We can also repair your vehicle’s power steering systems and axle, to tighten up your vehicle’s handling, install lift kits and also fit a host of other 4WD upgrades.
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Driving on rough roads or getting into an accident can cause your steering and suspension system to wear out even faster. Here are some common signs that you may need steering and suspension service or repairs:
Pulling to one side: Poor wheel alignment can cause your car to go to the left or right when your steering wheel is pointed straight. If you notice this, you should have your suspension checked for damaged springs, control arms and other issues that could impact alignment.
Bouncing after a bump: Shock absorbers prevent passengers from feeling the effects of every bump in the road. If you experience more bouncing or shaking than what you’re used to, it’s likely that your shocks are leaking and it’s impacting your suspension.
Knocking over a bump: Some cars, trucks and SUVs have struts instead of shock absorbers, which are often essential parts of the suspension system. For these, a common indicator of trouble is hearing a knocking sound as you drive over a bump. You shouldn’t ignore this, because you may not be able to safely drive your car if the strut assembly fails.
One corner is low: If your car is on level ground and one corner appears lower than the others, you may have a damaged or worn spring. This can become dangerous, as the spring can’t control your car’s weight. If you notice a corner dipping lower, get your car’s suspension inspected.
Squeaking/Creaking through turns: When the ball joints are worn, you can hear them struggle as you turn. Waiting to get them fixed can cause parts of your suspension to start dragging on the ground. A mechanic can test and inspect the ball joints to determine if they need replacing.
Loose or difficult steering: A number of suspension issues can lead to problems with steering, including bent or worn control arms. If your steering wheel is hard to turn or feels like it’s slipping, get your suspension checked by a trusted mechanic.