Suspension and Steering
The primary function of your cars suspension and steering systems is to allow the wheels to move independently of the car, while keeping is “suspended” and s table. Any play or uncontrolled motion in these systems results in a deterioration of handling and accelerated tire wear. Vehicle alignment is closely tied to the condition of the suspension and steering system.
Having your steering system regularly serviced can help keep it safely maintaining proper handling. Shocks and strut service help improve the quality and strut service help improve the quality of your ride and shorten stopping distance.
The suspension system is a complicated network of parts meant make the ride smooth and stable, but it gets pretty abused with wear and tear and can often have problems, Symptoms of a problem include the car pulling to one side, too much bouncing over bumps in the car pulling to one side, too much the road, or trouble steering.
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