Steering and Suspension Services
Your suspension system helps you stay in control when you’re on the road. Waukesha Auto Repair can help ensure your safety by keeping your suspension system up to every twist and turn the road may bring.
Shocks and Struts Warning Signs
- Fluid leaking out of the shock or strut body
- Shock or strut bodies are dented or damaged
- Mounts or bushings are broken or worn
- Cupped, uneven tire wear
- Vehicle sways or leans on turns
- Vehicle “nose dives” when you apply the brakes
- Excessive bouncing after hitting a road bump
- Harsh, bumpy or shaky ride
- Steering is stiff or makes noise
Cruising behind a shaking steering wheel is unsettling, no matter what type of terrain you’re tackling. If your steering wheel isn’t steady, you’ll probably have issues with your tie rod end. Vibrations occur because the joint in the tie rod wears out and develops play, which translates into a loose connection between the steering box and wheel spindle. Replacing your tie rod ends, your steering wheel maintains superb control, resulting in a safe and smooth ride.
Shocks and struts are two components of your suspension system that keep your vehicle balanced and riding smoothly with all four wheels on the road. We recommend shock and strut inspections for maintaining excellent car handling characteristics. Blown shocks and struts can cause a vehicle to handle unsafely on public roads. Upon inspection, Firestone Complete Auto Care tire and auto service professionals can repair worn out shocks and struts, so your car will handle just like it came new from the auto manufacturer.
Ball joints are an important suspension component found on virtually all modern vehicles. They are a spherical bearing in a socket, which function similarly to the ball and socket design of a human hip, and serve as one of the main suspension pivot points connecting the control arms of the vehicle to the steering knuckles. The front ball joints allow the front wheels and suspension to move back and forth as well as up and down when the steering wheel is turned and the vehicle is traveling over the road.