How Your Car’s Steering And Suspension Systems Work
Did you know that the force from hitting a pot-hole or speed bump can exceed several tons? The vehicles suspension and steering system supports the weight of the vehicle, absorbs shocks and bumps from the road, and allows the front wheels to pivot allowing steering and controls the geometry of the tire and road relationship for best traction and handling under changing road conditions.
Key components of the suspension system include: – Shocks – Struts – Springs – Control Arms – Bushings – Ball Joints Key components of the steering system include: – Power Steering Pump – Power Steering Gear – Steering Linkage – Power Steering Hoses – Steering Column – Steering Knuckle The suspension and steering system is a critical to the safe operation of your vehicle. Abnormal noises or clunks when rolling over bumps or loose steering should be inspected immediately. Have the system checked periodically to catch potentially dangerous conditions early. Visit us here at Elite Auto Repair for expert service and quality parts. Your trusted Elite Auto Repair certified technician can inspect your suspension and steering system components during your next maintenance appointment. In the meantime, check out this video to learn more about these systems on your car.
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