Steering & Suspension

Rough dirt roads, adventurous kids and time – what do these all have in common? They are rough on your shocks/struts. Suspension allows you to have a smooth ride, Steering allows you to control the direction of the vehicle.

Suspension

The major component of suspension are your shocks/struts. Your shocks/struts can become weak over time and not provide a comfortable ride. If they get bad enough, when hitting a bump, your vehicle can begin to “boat steer” and continue bouncing. We recommend replacing your shocks/struts when they begin to show signs of leaking or if the do not pass our bounce test. Dysfunctional shocks/struts can also cause “cupping” in your tires and prematurely wear the tires unevenly.

Steering

The major components of your power steering system are the power steering pump and the rack & pinion. The power steering pump is lubricated with power steering fluid which over time can become dirty. When it does, we recommend a power steering fluid flush with a conditioner to ensure the long life of your power steering pump. Because of our rough roads, the rack & pinion – the major steering component behind the steering wheel – takes more abuse than just driving in town. It can begin to leak causing you to lose power steering fluid.