Steering & Suspension

steering and suspensionIf you want a smooth, stable, and balanced ride, your car’s steering and suspension system must be in excellent condition. If you notice that your driving seems off-kilter, it may be a result of one of these components being damaged or worn out. The steering and suspension are responsible for keeping your wheels in contact with the road. They also ensure that your car runs smoothly and evenly so you don’t drift to one side of the road. You will experience an uncomfortable, bumpy ride if the steering or suspension system needs attention. Take your car to the pros at Kurth’s Auto Repair for a full diagnosis and any possible repairs you may need.

Warning Signs of Steering or Suspension Trouble

There are few common red flags to be aware of if your vehicle needs help with its steering or suspension system. First, if you notice a noise whenever you drive over bumps or dips, you could need some repairs. If the vehicle seems to bounce more dramatically than usual or it’s more difficult to turn corners, take your car to Kurth’s Auto Repair right away. We will assess the problem and determine the root cause so you can get back to enjoying a smooth ride. Uneven tire wear is often a problem with misaligned wheels, but it could also be related to your steering or suspension. When your tire tread wears out unevenly, it can cause a potentially dangerous blowout. Make sure your tire tread is in good condition and has even wear.

Another red flag is if you happen to notice “wandering wheels.” This means no matter how hard you try to hold your steering wheel in place, the vehicle still wants to veer to the side. Not only is this extremely annoying, but it can also be very dangerous. If you drift into another lane, you could accidentally hit another driver! Don’t let your steering and suspension systems get out hand. Let our experts perform a full diagnosis so we can inspect all major systems including the steering and suspension.

Common Repairs

Whether it’s the front end or the rear end suspension, most repairs involve replacing worn-out shocks. The shocks absorb the bumps and dips you feel when you drive and replacing worn-out shocks can make a huge impact on the way your car feels when you’re on the road. We will also look closely at things like coil springs, struts, and bushings to make sure every part is in good working order. The CV joints and axles will be checked as well as all chassis parts and wheel bearings. Your power steering fluid will be checked and if you need more, we will add fluid to help you turn corners more smoothly. No matter what the problem is, we have the skills and training to find out the issue and get it repaired quickly for a smooth, bump-free ride.

Whether it’s regular maintenance or serious repairs, contact the pros at Kurth’s Auto Repair in New Hope, MN and give us a call at 763-536-9999 to schedule an appointment today!

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