Your suspensions are important in giving you a smooth, comfortable, and safe ride. The suspension system in your vehicle is designed to absorb as much of the bumps you go over on your day-to-day journey. By absorbing the energy from the roads that you drive on, your suspensions are keeping you safe and strongly planted on the road. It helps you have better handling and steering of your vehicle too. The three fundamental components of a vehicle’s suspension are the springs, dampers, and anti-sway bars. Within these components, there are numerous parts called struts, shocks, axles, and the control arm.
The steering wheel and all the other components in your vehicle’s steering system gives you control over your vehicle. This system allows you to maneuver your vehicle around the roads of Idaho Falls, ID and surrounding areas. A key component of a power steering system is the power steering pump, which is responsible for pressurizing the power steering fluid before delivering it to the cylinder in the rack and pinion steering gear unit. Another part of your vehicle’s steering system is the idler arm, which provides support for the steering linkage.
Signs that your suspension and steering needs to be repaired
- Power steering fluid leak.
If you notice that there is a fluid leak near the steering gear or rack, chances are that you have a power steering fluid leak. If there is a leak, this does not allow the hydraulic power steering system to work properly.
- The steering wheel is loose.
When driving around Idaho Falls, ID has your wheel felt loose? This is usually caused by worn steering racks and inside and outside tie rod ends. A loose steering wheel could also indicate a problem with wheel alignment. If this is happening, bring your car or truck to Sage Creek Repair quickly.
- Power steering repair
There are several signs to look out for if you are having issues with the power steering system. If there is a noise when turning the steering wheel, there is a change in steering response, and if your steering wheel is vibrating. We at Sage Creek Repair will work quickly to find the issue with your steering and repair it so you can be back on the roads.
- Shock and struts
These parts work together to dampen the movements and bounces of the springs in your suspension system. Even though they are designed to withstand a lot of damage, eventually the punishing roads can wear them out. If you notice the wheels vibrating after hitting a bump, the suspension bottoming on rough roads or when backing out of a driveway, the ride if extremely bouncy ride, the car swaying when cornering, dips or “nose dive” when stopping, or
fluid leaking from a strut or shock, it is important to them looked at as soon as you can.
- The chassis and suspension
The chassis is an important part of your vehicle. It is the bottom framework of the vehicle where the front and rear suspension system, and other systems such as the steering, driving shaft, and transmission is located. A smooth running vehicle relies on the different systems that the chassis houses, such as the steering and suspensions. The chassis works to keep your vehicle running properly, so if you are noticing any odd signs, take your vehicle to Sage Creek Repair where our technicians can take a look.
Your Exceptional Shop for Suspension and Steering repair
You can rest easy when you trust your steering repairs to Sage Creek Repair. Our technicians are armed with the skills and expertise to address any level of steering work you require, from the basic to the most extensive procedures. On a Lincoln, Scion and Isuzu alike, our team will always work on your steering system to the highest standards of accuracy. Along with this, Sage Creek Repair uses OEM and high-quality aftermarket parts and fluids in every steering-related job. Finally, for your peace of mind, we back all our steering repairs with a 3-year/36000-mile warranty.