Driving Mazda vehicles is fun! Mazda repair, not so much.
If you have had the chance to get behind the wheel of a Mazda Miata, Mazda 5 or Mazda 3, Protege or Millenia, you have noticed that these cars handle very well in turns and around corners because of Mazda’s world-renowned steering and suspension.
But if you drive a Mazda (or if another family member does), you may have already noticed that steering and suspension problems have cropped up in various models. This is especially true here in Seattle with our far-from-perfect road surfaces. At Chuck’s Auto Repair in North Seattle and Shoreline, we regularly see some Mazda models coming in with suspension and steering problems. So this is something to keep in mind as you go about your busy life.
If you notice any of the following symptoms, bring your Mazda in for a look-see and repair as soon as you can:
Your vehicle pulls to one side or the other as you drive
Your steering wheel becomes hard to turn
Your steering wheel bounces when traveling at highway speeds or when you’re braking
Your steering wheel “wanders;” that is, your vehicle doesn’t immediately head in the direction you expect as you turn the wheel
You notice knocks or clunking sounds when you hit bumps or cracks in the road
You hear loud screeching, screaming or whistling sound as you turn the steering wheel
With Mazda models you also want to be sure to schedule tune ups and oil changes according to the owner’s manual. Failing to stay on top of these necessary maintenance tasks can cause more expensive problems to crop up—never a good thing.
Your Mazda should provide years of dependable transportation as long as you watch and listen for the subtle changes that indicate “all is not as well as it used to be.” Your vigilance—and what you decide to do about any repair issues you suspect or identify—will largely determine the longevity of any vehicle you drive.
When your Mazda needs repairing please think of us. Our AAA approved and ASE-certified master mechanics understand the workings of a Mazda as few others do. Mazda is one of our automotive repair specialties, so we aren’t just guessing as we establish a probable cause for your vehicle’s symptoms.
For top-quality Mazda repair, give us a call today. 206-526-1069
They are amazingly thorough and straight forward about whatever issues my Mazda Protege may be having. Upfront with the costs and extremely friendly to boot. They enjoy their work and that comes through in their customer service and mechanic skills. I would definitely recommend them to friends and family.
check service pricing against the Kelly Blue book listed values and they have without fail been at or below the expected pricing. The office staff is always very patient to explain any questions you may have and also prompt in response if you leave a message after hours.
Chuck's Auto Repair - Maple Leaf
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