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How to Maintain Your Steering and Suspension System

How to Maintain Your Steering and Suspension System in NV and NC | The Car & Truck Guys

How to Maintain Your Steering and Suspension System

The suspension and steering system should be well maintained to enhance comfort in your vehicle. A good suspension system works with the steering system to ensure proper handling, improving car safety.

Carry out the following activities to ensure these systems are in good condition.

Regular Inspections

Regular inspections are crucial for identifying potential suspension and steering component issues. Start by visually inspecting various parts such as shocks, struts, ball joints, control arms, tie rods, bushings, and springs for signs of wear or damage. Look out for leaks around shock absorbers or any loose connections.

Alignment Check

Proper wheel alignment is essential for optimal handling characteristics and tire longevity. Misaligned wheels can cause uneven tire wear resulting in reduced traction and compromised safety on the road.

Periodically checking wheel alignment ensures all four wheels are aligned according to manufacturer specifications. It's recommended to have an alignment check after hitting potholes or curbs or if you notice irregular tire wear patterns.

Shock Absorber Replacement

Shock absorbers play a critical role in controlling body movements when encountering bumps or uneven surfaces on the road. Over time they become worn out, leading to diminished ride quality and compromised handling capabilities.

If you notice excessive bouncing after going over bumps or dips on the road, consider replacing your shock absorbers.

Power Steering Maintenance

A well-maintained power steering system ensures smooth and effortless maneuverability. Regularly check the power steering fluid level and condition, as low levels of contaminated fluid can lead to difficulty turning the wheel smoothly.

If you notice any unusual noises, stiffness, or resistance while turning the steering wheel, have your power steering system inspected promptly by a qualified technician at The Car & Truck Guys in Nevada and North Carolina.


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