Steering And Suspension Services
FULL SYSTEM EVALUATION
MODERN STEERING AND SUSPENSION SYSTEMS
The steering and suspension systems of today are incredibly sophisticated compared to those of the past. Common to most every car, the suspension system consists of the shocks, struts, upper and lower control arms, bushings, ball joints, and more. The steering system consists of the power steering gear (either a gear on bigger trucks, or a rack-and-pinion on light trucks and passenger cars), power steering pump and fluid, tie-rod ends, and the steering knuckle which turns with the front wheels. Let’s not forget the tires! Most steering and suspension components are wear-and-tear items, and failures are caused by regular driving. If you live on, or regularly drive on rough roads, your car or truck will need more regular repair. Common repairs needed for the suspension system are shocks, struts, ball joints, and control arm bushings.
CALIBRATING WHEEL ALIGNMENT
After replacing certain suspension components, the wheel alignment is usually out of calibration. Correct 4-wheel alignment prolongs tire life, and conversely, incorrect wheel alignment can quickly ruin a set of good tires. Often times an alignment can’t be performed until worn steering or suspension components are replaced. Hitting curbs, potholes, rough road conditions, and just plain regular use all contribute to wear and tear on the suspension system.
REPAIR AND REGULAR MAINTENANCE AT ASHLAND AUTOMOTIVE INC
Maintaining your power steering fluid is very helpful to extend the life of the power steering pump, and rack-and-pinion (steering gear). Whether its repair, or just regular maintenance, our team of experts can help you today with all your steering and suspension needs. Call us today and ask about our new tires and wheel alignment services!
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