Vehicle Suspension and Steering Repair
Suspension/Steering at Frederick, MD’s Best Auto Repair-
Does your car ride as well as it did when it was new? Is the steering loose? It’s likely that you have a problem with either your suspension or the steering on your car. Suspension and steering problems can cause a harsh feeling in the way your car rides, wear out the tires prematurely or even make the car unsafe to drive. Carriage House Automotive is here to help you with that. We can provide you with quality, trusted solutions to any problems with your steering and suspension.
What does your Suspension/ Steering do?
The steering and suspension system on your car is there to maintain smooth driving and performance and to provide a comfortable ride. The suspension system connects the wheels to your car’s frame, and works with the steering system to maintain vehicle stability and control. When you are driving your car down the road and hit bumps the energy created by these bumps would travel up into the vehicle if not for the suspension. It is the suspension that softens and dampens the impacts so you don’t feel them as much. Suspension system components, like coil springs and shock absorbers are what helps to dampen these impacts. All suspension system components will weaken over time through stress applied during normal driving conditions and will need maintenance and eventually repair. Worn suspension components will reduce the stability of the vehicle and the control of the driver. The steering system components transmit your input from the steering wheel to the steering components to control the direction of the car. Steering parts such as tie rods, power steering racks, and power steering pumps are all normal wear items that need a trusted mechanic to service them from time to time.
Common Signs of Suspension Problems:
- Car wheels feel like they bounce a lot when you go over bumps.
- Car pulls to one side while driving.
- Car bounces side to side while braking.
- Car jumps forward when you hit the brakes.
- Car feels unsafe while turning corners. Feels like it will rollover.
- Car feels bouncy when driving or going over bumps.
- Tires are wearing abnormally.
Common Signs of Steering Problems:
- Steering wheel does not respond well when turning.
- Clunk or thump noises when turning the steering wheel.
- Tires are wearing abnormally.
- Steering wheel wanders back and forth.
- Steering is hard to turn, maybe worse at lower speeds.
Frederick, MD Shock, and Strut Replacement
Your vehicle’s shocks and struts will have to be replaced eventually. That’s because shocks and struts are not made to last forever and will wear out over time. That is why it is important to have your local a local mechanic identify when your shocks and struts need to be replaced. This can be done by test driving the car and doing a visual inspection of the shocks and struts.
An Honest Frederick, MD Auto Repair Mechanic Since 1979
Carriage House Automotive has the necessary equipment to identify and correct any issue regarding the steering and suspension system of your vehicle. You can trust our expert technicians to fully inspect the steering and suspension components in order to determine whether your service will entail a minor adjustment or a replacement. If you suspect issues with your steering or suspension system, bring your vehicle into your local suspension and steering repair service.