Your suspension helps to keep your tyres firmly in contact with the road to assist braking and road handling, whilst shock absorbers smooth out the minor imperfections in the road surface. Without suspension, avehicle would be uncomfortable for its passengers, handling would be poor and the car would have no form of shock absorption.
A vehicles steering is a must, as every road we travel along is almost certainly never straight. The steering system provides the ability to manouver a car in all directions. A vehicles steering system is as important as it braking system and suspension system, and any kind of fault should be rectified immediately. Failure to do so could result in harm.
Gradual wear of suspension components make it difficult to spot problems, andmake it hard to determine where the noise/movement within the suspension system is coming from.A vehicles
suspension and steering system ismade up of many joints, bushes, bearings and rotating parts.AutoFix offers a professional service that diagnoses all common and major faults the customer
Below I will speak about the importance of keeping your suspension and steering maintained and the benefits of doing so...
Maintaining a vehicles suspension and steering system is a beneficial factor when it comes to the life cycle of a vehicle, let alone it's safety factors. An MOT Test checks for faults within all moving systems and ensures a vehicle is safe to drive on the road. This being saidAuto-Fix can maintain your vehicle and save you time, money and effort at the same time. Benefits of maintaining both suspension and steering are listed below:
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When a driver/passenger complains of hearing a knocking noise from the car, on uneven roads, it is general due to worn anti-roll bar bushes or the anti-roll bar links. Also called drop links. These are usually an inexpensive service item.
This can usually indicate either a broken spring, a worn upper shock absorber mount or a severe steering system problem. An immediate check is needed.
This generally indicates a broken spring, but can at times be another part of the suspension system. Seek advice immediately before driving the vehicle.
A whining noise would usually be down to low power steering fluid or even a fault within the pressure system. I.e. burst pipe or failing pump.
On the more modern cars, manufacturers have fitted an electronic power steering unit, rather than a pumped system using fluid. These electronic units, otherwise known as EPS, often fail within the unit’s ecu, causing numerous issues such as loss of steering, harder to steer one way than the other or just hard steering both ways. This is a very dangerous fault, and attention is required immediately.
This is yet another common problem. Usually diagnosed as being a worn shock absorber or bush.
Generally this is down to a worn ball joint. More often than not the lower ball joint. However at times it can be a sign of poor wheel alignment.
This can be a handful of faults. The top faults are usually poor wheel alignment, tyres not inflated correctly or a faulty bush/joint.