Once you are moving, the most important systems are steering and braking. Suspension is more than just comfort, it also is crucial to keeping your tires in firm contact with the road to keep the steering and braking effective. Shocks and struts are like the knees of the vehicle; they take the impacts so other (harder and/or more expensive to replace) parts don’t wear out quickly. Tires are the feet, which require the knees to guide them and keep them pressed to the ground, so the hips and torso don’t get heavily jarred and broken. New tires are expensive, proper alignment and suspension can help tires last longer. Most shocks and struts are good for around 50,000 miles.
Steering & Suspension Repair Service Details:
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What are some signs that your vehicle needs steering and suspension work?
Problem steering - also worn bushings or linkages.
Drifting - usually alignment or worn linkages, sometimes bad brake calipers or hoses.
Dip Forward During Braking – This usually means it’s time for new shocks.
Bouncing While Driving – If the the vehicle doesnt stabilize after hitting a bump, damaged leaf springs or shocks may be the culprit.
Swaying during turns – Broken and damaged sway bars will present with this symptom, as will worn springs, strut bearings, and tie rods.
Get Your Steeering and Suspension Repaired
If you’re on A Street in Snohomish, it shouldn’t feel like you’re off-roading through the Baja 500. Experience a smoother ride by calling us today.