Right up there next to accelerating and braking responsibly is the ability to steer your vehicle. That’s pretty much a no-brainer. But did you know that your steering ability is closely tied to your vehicle’s suspension system? If something gets out of whack in your suspension system, steering can become wishy-washy, inexact and dangerously unpredictable. Steering and suspension repair could become necessary.
Your suspension system includes an intricately-aligned series of parts that work together to ensure smooth sailing and accurate steering. Any of the parts can fail, of course. Check your owner’s manual to discover how often you should schedule a steering and suspension inspection. Most steering/suspension systems checks should occur at least annually. If you drive a lot, you may need to inspect them more often. (Check out the shocks/struts page to learn more.) Suspension parts that require periodic inspection include ball joints, control arms, control arm bushings, sway bar bushings and end links, trailing arms, lateral links, tie rods, idler arms, and pitman arms. (The parts just mentioned commonly wear out and need replacing at some point.)
Chuck's Auto Repair Is the Place to Go
At Chuck’s Auto Repair our AAA-approved for total car care, ASE-certified master mechanics know the ins and outs of every steering/suspension system in cars, trucks and minivans. In North Seattle and Shoreline, they can diagnose symptoms as few others can and come up with a plan to get you back on the road fast.
Nominated twice for KING TV’s Best of Washington lineup in the auto repair category, we go the extra mile to make sure every vehicle we service and every customer we serve gets the royal treatment. This is why we have generations of loyalists who won’t take their car, truck or minivan anywhere else. We’re straight shooters; we don’t suggest services you don’t need and we will let you know to start saving when we notice something that will need our help down the road so you won’t get caught unaware when your vehicle does need additional servicing.
So whenever you suspect you’re experiencing steering or suspension anomalies, call us right away—we’ll get you right in. 206-526-1069
I particularly appreciated receiving an invoice that gave an explanation of what the problem was and the steps taken to fix my steering and suspension issues. It gives me a history of repairs that will be useful in the future. As a first time customer, I was worried that they'd be 'shooting in the dark' with an old car. I was very pleased that Brandon fed the car history, from my file of past repair receipts, into the computer. I rate my first experience with Chuck's as quite favorable. It definitely takes some of the sting out of going to the 'Car Doctor'.