STEERING - SHOCKS - SUSPENSION REPAIRS
Proper steering function is reliant on the quality and performance of your suspension components. Inspections, routine maintenance and front end alignment services will keep you riding smooth and your vehicle operational.
Turning the steering wheel of your car seems simple, but a lot happens between your steering wheel and your car’s tires. This complex system relies on a number of processes in order to function properly. Nearly all vehicles today come with power steering, but if this system fails, it quickly becomes a safety issue. Typical steering and suspension services include wheel alignments, shock and strut repair and front and/or rear suspension repair.
STABILIZER BAR SERVICE & MAINTENANCE
Also known as a sway bar, the stabilizer bar is an important component responsible for keeping your car from rolling over while turning.
Whereas the shock absorber keeps the ride smooth, the stabilizer bar keeps the car upright when it is turning by spreading weight equally over the tires.
BRING YOUR CAR IN FOR SERVICING
The steering and suspension system is very intricate, so it’s important to have work done by a trusted Kings County Collision & Repair technician. It contributes to the overall quality of your ride, but also integral to your vehicle’s safety. Keep up with regular maintenance and inspections, to address any problems right away.
MOST COMMON STEERING & SUSPENSION QUESTIONS
Q : How often do you need to change power steering fluid?
A: Many experts agree that your power steering fluid should be flushed somewhere between every 30,000 and 60,000 miles. Be alert to any signs of dirty fluid or noise coming out of the power steering; that's a good indicator that it’s time for a fluid change, contact Kings County Collision & Repair.
Q : What are the different types of power steering fluid?
A: There are a number of different power steering fluids to match different hydraulic steering systems—if you plan to replace your fluid, it’s important to know which type of fluid you should be using. Often, you can find out by consulting your owner’s manual. If your manual doesn’t specify, simply bring your car to Kings County Collision & Repair and have our professionals find out for you.
Q : What are the symptoms of a bad power steering pump?
A: There are several signs of a bad power steering pump—among them: You hear noise while turning the wheel; the wheel is sluggish in its response; the wheel seems stiff or difficult to move; you hear a squealing sound when the engine starts; or, you notice groaning noises. The latter is the worst of these warning signs—and it may even indicate total system failure.
Q : How many miles does a power steering pump last?
A: There is no real lifespan for power steering pumps, but in general, they’re made to last a good long while. Many motorists will get at least 100,000 miles out of their power steering pump. If you are concerned about your power steering pump failing, at any mileage, we invite you to make an appointment with the service technicians today.
Q : Why is my steering wheel shaking while driving?
A: There are a number of potential causes of a shaky steering wheel. These potential causes include unbalanced wheels; misalignment of your vehicle and its wheels; bad bearings on the wheel hubs; suspension issues; or even problems with your brakes. It’s definitely something to take seriously, and to have checked out.
Q: What is the difference between shocks & struts?
A: Shocks and struts are basically the same thing, but a strut is generally larger. The basic function of a shock or strut is to keep the tire in contact with the road. With the exception of air shocks, shocks and struts do not support the weight of the vehicle. That is normally done with springs or torsion bars.