Your steering and suspension systems work in tandem to keep your tires on the pavement and your vehicle under control. If your vehicle becomes difficult to rein in, bounces, sways, or squeaks, Curry’s Auto Inc. can examine your vehicle’s suspension system and make the appropriate repairs and replacements to ensure the safety of you and your vehicle.
Suspension System Diagnosis
If you notice suspect a suspension system issue, Curry’s Auto Inc. can diagnose signs of wear or the need for suspension repair on your vehicle. It’s recommended that an annual inspection of your suspension system is completed to see if replacement shocks or struts are needed to keep your vehicle in optimal working order.
Shocks and struts are part of your vehicle’s suspension that dampen the effect of the springs that absorb the shock from road surfaces. When a shock absorber or strut assembly is worn, the vehicle is prone to bounce when it encounters rough surfaces, which can negatively impact vehicle handling. Curry’s Auto Inc. knows how to quickly diagnose issues with shocks and struts and has over 30 years of experience repairing and replacing them to make sure you have a smooth and enjoyable ride.
Ball joints can deteriorate if dirt or grit gets inside or grease escapes, causing a lack of lubrication. Rust and general wear can also damage these suspension parts. Healthy ball joints allow for smooth movement from side to side, and they shouldn’t wiggle or jolt up and down. If they do, be sure to come into Curry’s Auto Inc. for a full suspension inspection to determine if the ball joints need to be replaced.
Leaf Springs are key components of your vehicle’s suspension system and provide support for a smooth ride on the roughest roads. Exposure to road salt and harsh elements can cause corrosion and damage that weakens its structure. By conducting frequent inspections and scheduling services with Curry’s Auto Inc., you can help keep your vehicle’s leaf springs in top condition.
Car Coil springs, also called suspension springs, are made with gap coils that compress to absorb impact when your vehicle’s tires roll over rough roads. In most vehicles, you’ll find springs, shocks, and struts working together, with the struts physically supporting the springs together, and shocks working with springs to stop your car from bouncing up and down. Curry’s Auto Inc. recommends having your coil springs inspected at regular intervals to ensure lasting smooth rides.
Loose kingpins can cause steering difficulties and excess tire wear that can damage your vehicle’s suspension. The technicians at Curry’s Auto Inc. can rebuild, repair, or replace your kingpin and make sure your total suspension system runs optimally again.
Control arms, or A-arms, control the motion of wheels so they stay in line with the body of your vehicle. Control arms can wear down over time and need to be replaced. Curry’s Auto Inc. can replace what is needed to get you driving safely and smoothly.
The classic clicking sound as you turn corners is the most obvious indicator that a replacement of your drive axle is needed. Vibration while driving and grease on the inside of the tire can be an indication that there is a problem with the drive axle that could lead to serious vehicle damage. If you hear clicking when turning, come into Curry’s Auto Inc. to have your vehicle inspected by our specialists to determine if a drive axle replacement or repair is necessary
Air Suspension Systems
Air suspension is commonly seen in newer cars. On average, the air springs should be replaced every 6-10 years due to age and issues caused by general wear and tear. Driving too long with worn-out air springs can increase the risk of a failing compressor, requiring the replacement of both the compressor and air springs. Curry’s Auto Inc. can service your air suspension system to make sure it’s functioning properly at all times.
The steering rack system works by turning the wheels as the pinion gear on the end of the steering shaft moves along the teeth on the rack. Curry’s Auto Inc. steering rack repair service can help your steering system move in the correct direction when you turn the wheel.
From tire repairs and installation to mounting and valve replacement, Curry’s Auto Inc. offers full tire services, including repairs and replacements to provide comprehensive coverage for your vehicle.
If your vehicle feels like it’s pulling to the left or right or the steering wheel is angled even though you’re driving straight, it could mean it’s time to bring your vehicle to Curry’s Auto Inc. for an alignment service. Our technicians will review, diagnose, and make the appropriate adjustments to realign your vehicle and get you back on the road.