Steering & Suspension Services

(972) 264-7000

520 W Pioneer Pkwy, Grand Prairie, TX 75051

steering & suspension

The steering and suspension systems have the important job of controlling where your car goes and how it rides. The systems are not only important for safety reasons, but also enhance the comfort level of the vehicle. You should have the suspension and steering components of your vehicle inspected and adjusted according to the manufacturer's recommended intervals. Proper inspection and adjustment will extend their life and reduce your repair cost.

How do I know if my suspension is bad?

If you experience difficulty steering, particularly at low speeds, it could indicate issues with your suspension or steering systems. Possible causes include low power steering fluid, a malfunctioning power steering pump, a leaking power steering rack, or worn control arm bushings.

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Signs it's Time to Check Your Steering & Suspension

Uneven Tire Wear

Keep an eye on your tire treads. If you notice uneven wear patterns, it could be indicative of a misalignment or issues with your suspension system. Regularly inspecting your tires can help catch potential problems early.

Difficulty Steering

When turning the steering wheel becomes noticeably difficult or stiff, it may suggest problems with the power steering system or issues within the steering mechanism. Prompt attention is crucial to ensure safe and effortless steering.

Vehicle Pulling to One Side

If your car tends to drift or pull to one side, even when driving on a straight road, it may be a sign of alignment issues or uneven tire wear caused by suspension problems. This warrants a thorough inspection to maintain proper vehicle balance.

Noises While Turning

Unusual sounds like clunking or creaking when turning the steering wheel can indicate problems with various components, such as worn-out ball joints or damaged tie rods. Addressing these issues early prevents further damage.

Excessive Bouncing or Dipping

Feeling a rough or bouncy ride, or noticing significant dipping of the vehicle when coming to a stop, suggests potential problems with shocks or struts. A comfortable ride is dependent on the proper functioning of these components.

Vibrations in the Steering Wheel

If you experience vibrations or shakes in the steering wheel, it may be a sign of imbalances or issues within the suspension system. Addressing these vibrations promptly ensures a smooth and controlled driving experience.

Leaking Fluids

Fluid leaks around the shock absorbers or struts may indicate a loss of hydraulic fluid, compromising the effectiveness of these components. Regularly check for leaks to maintain optimal suspension performance.

Visible Damage

Conducting a visual inspection of your vehicle's steering and suspension components is essential. Look for any visible damage, such as bent or damaged control arms or leaking shocks. Timely identification and repair can prevent further complications.

Delayed Response

If you experience a delayed or imprecise response when steering, it could be an indication of problems within the steering system. Swift attention is necessary to ensure responsive and reliable vehicle control.

Mileage and Age

Consider the mileage and age of your vehicle. Older vehicles or those with high mileage may experience natural wear and tear on steering and suspension components, making regular inspections even more crucial.