Understanding the Steering and Suspension Systems
The steering system and suspension system are different entities, but they depend on each other to work properly. The steering system connects to the suspension system through the steering column and a series of pivoted joints. This allows you to guide the vehicle without changing the steering angle when your vehicle experiences up-and-down movement from the road surface. The steering system comprises of various components, including the steering wheel, steering column, steering gear, steering coupler, power steering hoses, and power steering pump. Meanwhile, the suspension system is made up of shocks, struts, springs, rods, linkages, ball joints, control arms, bearings, and bushings. Considering both systems contain several parts, it’s important to stay on top of regular maintenance and vigilant if you sense there may be an issue. Here at AutoStream Car Care Center in Owings Mills, Maryland, we offer expert steering and suspension repair for all makes and models that will get you back on the road in a safe and efficient manner.
Signs of a Faulty System
Signs of a bad steering system are similar to that of a bad suspension system—they even share some of the same symptoms. If your steering system is compromised, you may have trouble turning the steering wheel, vibrations from the wheel, looseness in the wheel, a grinding or screeching noise when you turn the wheel, and your vehicle wandering or pulling to one side. When it comes to the suspension system, common indicators of a problem include continued bouncing after hitting a bump or pothole, drifting or pulling to one side as you turn, difficulty steering, vibrations, and your car sitting lower to one side. As soon as you notice a shift in how your vehicle handles, sounds, or feels, schedule an appointment with our steering and suspension repair specialists. We’ll inspect both components, assess our findings, and determine the next steps for repair service. Your wheel alignment and tires can also be compromised, which is why we’ll inspect both.
It’s Time for Repair
Whether it be a faulty steering gear, worn power steering belt, sagging spring, or bent control arm, your steering and suspension problems can all be addressed here at our auto repair shop. Our ASE-Certified technicians utilize state-of-the-art tools and possess the knowledge to perform the right steering and suspension repair service. We are committed to providing high-quality service, which we back with our comprehensive lifetime warranty. To make your service experience convenient and pain-free, we offer free shuttle service, a loaner car program for more extensive repairs, service status updates via text or email, and rotating service specials. Your steering and suspension are crucial elements of your vehicle’s performance, and we will do everything we can to ensure both are in top working order. Call us at 410-902-9629 to learn more about our steering and suspension repair work, shop benefits, and anything else! We can’t wait to work with you here at 9629 Reisterstown Road, Owings Mills, MD 21117.