Your steering and suspension system is what allows you to have complete control over your vehicle. However, when it is off, it negatively affects other components of your vehicle including your tires and axle. The most important components of proper steering and suspension are wheel alignment, air suspension, shocks and struts, and ball joints and tie rods.
Air suspension allows your vehicle to move comfortably and, more importantly, safely. It offers additional support that works together with other suspension systems, providing a safe stable ride. If your air suspension system needs to be serviced, bring your vehicle to Demore’s Automotive. Our expert team will thoroughly service and repair your vehicle and get you back on the road quickly.
Ball Joints & Tie Rods
Ball joints are similar to the joints in our body. They act as a hinge for the steering system, allowing the vehicle to move around. Just like our joints, they sometimes wear down with age and need to be replaced. Replacing a ball joint significantly improves a vehicle’s steering and movement.
Tie rods are less likely to wear down, but still need to be inspected regularly to ensure proper toe angles. An improper toe angle impacts the wear on your tires, which can lead to quicker tire wear and needing to replace your tires before you are ready.
Leaf springs are generally only found on older vehicle models. Leaf springs hold axles in position. Suspension systems that use leaf springs are typically simple and strong. These springs do eventually wear out and have to be replaced.
Shocks & Struts
Shocks and struts help control your vehicle’s movements. If your vehicle’s shocks and struts are worn down, control is minimized, which can affect stopping times and bounce of the vehicle. If the impact and movement of the vehicle are affected, it can negatively impact the rest of the vehicle and cause premature wear to other components, especially the tires. Regularly replacing and maintaining your vehicle’s shocks and struts can improve the movement and life of your vehicle and its individual parts.
Proper maintenance of your vehicle’s steering and suspension components not only improve driving but can ensure that other parts of the vehicle are not negatively affected. If your vehicle is not driving as smoothly as it should, set up an appointment with the experts at Demore’s Automotive. Our team will inspect and fix any problems to make sure your vehicle is driving properly.