Signs You May Need a Suspension System Repair

The steering and suspension system in your vehicle helps you maintain proper control and allows your drive to be smooth and comfortable. An issue with a component of the steering and suspension system can cause difficulty steering and you may notice that your car rides are bumpier than usual. If you’re experiencing an issue such as bouncing heavily over speed bumps or uneven tire wear, don’t hesitate to bring your vehicle into the experts here at Monticello Auto Service. Our ASE certified technicians are experienced working on all makes and models of vehicles and can help repair your vehicle’s steering and suspension system back to top working condition. 

If you notice any of the following symptoms, there may be a problem with your vehicle’s steering and suspension system:

  • Bouncing heavily after driving over bumps or potholes
  • Difficulty steering
  • Leaking underneath car
  • Uneven tire wear
  • Vibrating vehicle
  • Vehicle nose dives while braking
  • Vehicle pulls to one side

If you are experiencing any of the issues above, it’s time to have your vehicle inspected by our experts. Be sure to note down anything you notice differently about your vehicle and relay this information to our staff during your visit. These symptoms will help us accurately diagnose and repair your vehicle.

The steering and suspension are part of a large system all housed by the chassis, and work together to move your vehicle in a safe and manageable way. The steering wheel is controlled through the steering gear, the steering linkage, and the steering arm. These movements are transmitted to the wheels, helping to changing the angle of the tires. This system needs to be kept in good condition in order to ensure your safety on the road and to protect the integrity of your vehicle’s chassis components, including the wheels. 

Since steering parts are often made from rubber and metal parts, natural wear occurs with use of your vehicle over time. During a regular service visit at our shop, we typically inspect the bearing bushings and ball head and look for torn sleeves, knocked-out ball heads and ball joints, which all must be replaced as soon as possible. The ball joints that connect the linkage parts wear out over time and may stop working. Damaged or warped tie rods must also be replaced to maintain a working system. 

If you suspect that you need a suspension repair in Monticello MN, bring your vehicle into Monticello Auto Service today! 

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