Your Car’s Steering and Suspension Systems: What They Do and Why They’re Important
Your car’s steering and suspension systems are important for both the ride and handling of your vehicle. These systems should be checked regularly, at least once a year. Steering and suspension components wear out over time, so it’s important to keep an eye on them.
In this blog post, we’ll discuss what the steering and/or suspension systems do and why they’re important. We’ll also go over some common problems with these systems and how to fix them. Thanks for reading!
If you have any questions about your car’s steering and suspension systems, or if you need to schedule a service appointment, feel free to contact us at Steering and Suspension Systems Service. We’re always happy to help!
What is it?
The steering and suspension systems are key safety-related systems that largely determine your car’s ride and handling. Have these systems checked regularly, at least once a year and usually with a wheel alignment.
What does it do?
The suspension system is what keeps the wheels attached to the frame or unibody. It also affects how you control your car by working with the steering system. If it’s functioning properly, then it can help absorb energy from bad road conditions like potholes and keep the vehicle stable. The steering system lets you tell the car which way to go by transmitting your input from the steering wheel to different parts of the steering gear.
Typical Wear and Tear
Over time, steering and suspension components wear out and need to be replaced. Worn components can cause a variety of problems, including a rough ride, poor handling, and decreased safety.
Maintenance and Repair
Steering and suspension systems should be inspected at least once a year, and more often if you notice any problems. If you need to have your steering or suspension system repaired, it’s important to take your car to a qualified mechanic. Steering and/or suspension repairs can be complex, so it’s important to leave them to the professionals.