Suspension and SteeringDo you feel every bump in the road?

Is it getting harder and harder to turn your vehicle?

Are your tires wearing out too quickly?

Suspension system helps to stay in control of the vehicle on the road. Our certified experts and technicians will do a complete evaluation of your vehicle for steering and suspension problems.

Suspension and steering evaluation service includes:

  • All shocks, springs and struts thoroughly inspected for wear and tear.
  • Replacement of worn, damaged or missing steering or suspension parts
  • Other suspension repairs as needed

Suspension system of any vehicle serves two main functions – managing road holding and handling and optimizing driver and passenger comfort while minimizing vibrations and sound.

The vehicle’s steering system and suspension accounts for optimum ride comfort and vehicle performance. Because, over time the road conditions can cause the struts, springs and shocks to weaken; thereby reducing vehicles stability and management. They may additionally accelerate tire wear.

Steering and suspension services could help to eliminate premature tire wear. Shocks and struts are built-in elements of the suspension system as well as, their wear has a very real effect on the safety of the vehicle.

During a routine inspection and maintenance of your car’s suspension system, we will:

  • Inspect shocks for cracks, leaks and any other damage
  • Watch vehicle bounce and sway while making turns
  • Check for uneven tire wear

Power steering fluid cools, cleans and lubricates the power steering system. This fluid breaks down over the time and absorbs unwanted moisture.

Power Steering Flush Service includes:

  • Replacing power steering fluid
  • Flushing and cleaning of system

A properly working steering and suspension system can enhance the comfort of your vehicle’s ride and is essential for keeping safe control of your car.

Contact us @ 207-622-1557 for further information.

Suspension Warning Signs…

If you experience any of the following have your vehicle inspected by a professional technician right away.

Loss of control, swaying when making routine turns, bottoming out on city roads or bouncing excessively on rough roads.

These are signs that the steering and suspension may have been damaged. The steering and suspension are key safety-related systems. Together, they essentially determine your car’s ride and handling. Key components are shocks and/or struts, the steering knuckle, ball joints, the steering rack/box, bearings, seals and hub units and tie rod ends.

Pulling in one direction, instead of maintaining a straight path, and uneven tire wear.

These symptoms mean there’s an alignment problem. Correct wheel alignment is important for the lifespan of tires and helps assure safe handling.

Low tire pressure, bulges or blisters on the sidewalls, or dents in the rim.

These problems will be visible and should be checked out as soon as possible as tires are the critical link between your car and the road in all sorts of driving conditions.

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