Steering and suspension systems keep your vehicle driving smoothly and precisely. While steering and suspension problems are generally hard to pinpoint without inspection, here are some common handling and performance problems that can occur, along with probably causes.

Abnormal Tire Wear

  • Incorrect Tire Pressure – Check and inflate to proper air pressure
  • Improper Wheel Alignment (Camber and Toe settings) – Adjust to factory recommended specifictions
  • Tire Imbalance (Cupped Wear) – Balance tires
  • Worn Ball Joints or Suspension Bushings – Replace ball joints or bushings
  • Bent Control Arm or Spindle – Replace control arm or spindle
  • Loose Wheel Bearings – Adjust or replace bearings

Vehicle Pulls to One Side

  • Uneven Tire Pressure – Check and inflate to proper air pressure
  • Mismatched Tires – Replace all tires
  • Improper Front Wheel Alignment (Caster and Camber setting) – Adjust to factory specifications
  • Dragging Brake – Check for mechanical or hydraulic problem
  • Inoperative Brake on Opposite Side – Check for seized caliper, brake fluid leak/restriction, worn or contaminated brake linings
  • Power Steering Rack or Box Defective – Replace or repair power steering unit

Suspension and Steering

CV Boot Cover
CV Half Shaft
CV Joint Replacement
Front Coil Spring
Front Control Arm
Front Shock Absorber
Front Suspension Strut
Front Sway Bar
Front Wheel Bearing
Inner Tie Rod End
Leaf Spring
Lower Ball Joint
Power Steering – Add Fluid
Power Steering Hose
Power Steering Pump
Rear Coil Spring
Rear Shock Absorber
Rear Suspension Strut
Rear Sway Bar
Rear Wheel Bearing
Steering Gearbox
Steering Rack Boot
Steering Rack
Strut Bearing
Thrust Rod Bushings
Tie Rod End
Upper Ball Joint
Wheel Alignment