The steering and suspension system is something that we have found our customers don’t often think about. So it is not surprising to us if you only think about the state of your steering and suspension when your vehicle suddenly isn’t handling the way that it should. In reality, this system is about more than just a comfortable ride. The way your vehicle handles is crucial to its overall safety. Cookeville Tire & Auto was to help you maintain optimal control of your vehicle with our suspension services and repair.
What is Involved in the Steering and Suspension System?
Suspension systems, like many things, vary from vehicle to vehicle. After all, manufacturers do not all design or make their vehicles the exact same way. Depending on the make and model of your vehicle, your suspension system may include:
- Ball Joints
- Shock Absorbers
- Idler Arm
- Pitman Arm
- Steering Gear Box
- Tie Rod End
- And more
It is important that all the components of your steering and suspension system be functioning properly. When these components become worn or loose it could greatly affect the stability of your vehicle.
Steering and Suspension Maintenance
Because the suspension is made up of so many moving parts, regular inspections and service are necessary. But what does steering and suspension maintenance even look like? Some suspension maintenance can actually be done by you, the driver including checking your tire pressure and paying close attention to how your vehicle handles. The maintenance services that should be performed by an expert include regular wheel alignments and shock inspections.
Steering and Suspension Repair
When your steering and suspension system is damaged we always recommend that you attend to it as soon as possible in order to prevent further and more serious damage. The first step is knowing what the signs of serious damage actually are. Some signs that it is time to have your vehicle looked at by an expert include:
- Abnormal or uneven tire wear
- Pulling to the left or right
- A crooked steering wheel
- A bouncier ride
- Difficult turns
- Clinking noises coming for your front tires
If you notice any of these issues, the experts at Cookeville Tire & Auto are here to help.
Why Choose Cookeville Tire & Auto?
At Cookeville Tire & Auto, we pride ourselves on the attention to detail that we give every vehicle that enters our shop. We combine industry-leading expertise and a state of the art repair facility to provide you with the very best auto repair experience possible.