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Steering & Suspension Information

STEERING & SUSPENSION

Your steering and suspensions systems in your car are two of the most criticle safety systems with regards to the handling and driveability characteristics that you expect from the inputs you give your vehicle. These two systems are also two of the most commonly neglected systems when it comes to maintenance and repair. Even if you don't have a part physically break while driving, not keeping your car's steering and suspension properly maintained could cause you to have an accident. For instance: If your shocks and struts are severely worn and you have to make an abrupt evasive maneuver to avoid an object in the roadway or possibly even another collision that has happened in front of you, the car may lean or roll too far to one side causing a sideways skid resulting in a loss of control of the car. Worse yet, if too much weight is tranferred to one side of the vehicle during an evasive maneuver the car could potentially roll over completely.

The picture below shows the components in a typical steering and suspension set-up. At Courtesy Tire we inspect both of these systems every time you come in for service including these components:

  • Shocks & Struts
  • Coil Springs
  • Leaf Springs
  • Strut Bearing Plates
  • Steering Rack & Pinion
  • Steering Gear
  • Tie Rod Ends
  • Ball Joints
  • Sway Bar Bushings
  • Sway Bar Link Pins
  • Control Arm Bushings
  • Steering Idler Arm
  • Steering Pitman Arm
  • Wheel Bearings

Typical Steering and Suspension System Layout
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