Extras - Driveline Diagnosis and Repair, Wheel Alignment

Having your steering and suspension systems examined will alert you to problems before they become a major issue that leaves you stranded on the side of the road.

Your steering and suspension system should be inspected on a regular basis. Like all other systems on your car, your steering and suspension systems need occasional maintenance. We recommend you have your vehicle's suspension and driveline inspected:

  • Annually - age deteriorates rubber and hydraulic parts.
  • When tires are replaced - worn parts can reduce tire life.
  • When your brake system is serviced.
  • Anytime your vehicle is in for routine service and the steering and suspension is accessible.
  • When you feel that your car exhibits any irregular control or handling characteristics.

If your vehicle experiences any of the following symptoms, you should book in with us to inspect your steering and suspension systems:

  • Unusually bouncy or harsh ride.
  • Vibration at any speed.
  • Unusual noise in the front end of your car when going over bumps.
  • Unexpected noise when turning the steering wheel.
  • Steering wheel is no longer aligned straight.
  • Car drifts left or right when driving in a straight line.
  • Uneven tyre wear.
  • You observe fluid leaks under the front of your car.
  • Car sways, feels loose or wanders when driving.

Normal driving and conditions create wear and tear on your suspension and steering systems. All of the components that make up those systems such as struts, shocks, control arm bushings, ball joints, coil springs and steering linkage will wear and weaken over time. This wear creates instability in road handling, excessive tyre wear, and loss of ride comfort, steering control and drivability.

Common problems that indicate your vehicle needs attention:

  • Vibrations from under the vehicle
  • Difficulty turning
  • Loud clunking noise
  • Car shudders upon acceleration
  • Squeaking noise
  • Clicking or knocking noise
  • Steering becomes a challenge
  • Examine front brake calipers, linings, discs and shoes
  • Check tyres for suspicious wear
  • Look at the wheel bearings 
  • Inspect steering links, ball joints and tie rod ends

If you suspect that you need repairs to correct your vehicle’s issues, it might be time to give us a call and book in for a free inspection. We'll have you on the correct path in no time!


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