Steering & Suspension
your car, van, SUV, truck or fleet
vehicles to our Service Center for Upper
and Lower Ball Joint Wear: If the
suspension ball joints are worn it will
cause the spindle to wonder causing the
steering wheel to shake. Ball joints are a
normal service item and need to be
inspected regularly. Inspect lower ball
joints and tie rod ends for excessive
Ask your ASE Certified
Technician about the severity of
worn Tie Rods, Ball Joints and other
Our Technicians will check the Idler Arm
and Tie Rod Ends. The idler arm, pitman
arm and tie rod ends are normal service
items and need to be inspected at normal
service intervals. To inspect the idler
arm, pitman arm and tie rod ends, can
manually be checked by turning the
steering wheel slightly (jog) back and
forth. If excess movement is observed from
any of the steering components replacement
DID YOU KNOW?
easy to take your suspension system for
granted, but normal wear and tear can
affect your handling and safety. A worn
suspension part starts a chain reaction
that stresses other parts and causes
them – and your tires – to wear
prematurely. Let us help you take care
of your suspension.
Ball Joints all about?
joints are a part of your vehicle's
suspension system that connect the
steering knuckles to the control arms. A
ball joint is essentially a flexible
ball and socket that allows the
suspension to move and, at the same
time, the wheels to steer. Cars and
trucks will have multiple ball joint
assemblies depending on their type of
suspension system. Like any other
suspension component, ball joints will
eventually wear out and become loose.
Excessive play in the joint can affect
wheel alignment and tire wear. Loose
joints can also cause suspension noise
(typically a "clunking" sound when going
over a bump). If a ball joint fails, the
suspension can collapse, causing a loss
of control of the vehicle.
What common symptoms indicate you may
need to replace the Ball Joints?
noise from front tires.
moves to the right or left, esp. going
over the bumps.
tires have abnormal wear.
What is a Tie Rod End all about?
steering wheel is connected to the
steering gear that helps the steering
wheel turn the wheels. The steering gear
is connected to the wheels via the tie
rod ends. The job of the tie rod end is
to ensure the wheels are aligned. It
provides the adjustment for wheel
alignment that keeps the tires from
wearing out on the inner and outer
edges. If they wear out, the wheels will
lose alignment and you may find that the
tires and steering wheels are shaking
when you drive the car.
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