Steering and Suspension

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Western Prestige Auto can do suspension repairs for you

Most steering and suspension repairs are simple jobs that you can easily do onsite. We have approval for all steering and suspension repairs. More car owners are converting to Australia’s most trusted and convenient dealership alternative.

The below could be the signs of a faulty suspension or an improper wheel alignment. Get your mechanic to check your car to avoid further damage.

  1. A lot of free movement in the steering wheel
  2. Difficulty in steering
  3. Pulling to one side while driving
  4. Feeling every bump in the road

Problems with the suspension often lead to the replacement of four shock absorbents and struts in the car. This depends on the model and age of your car. This is also dependent on the extent of the damage and whether you need to replace any other component.

You can be sure that your car’s suspension needs to be replaced if you see the below signs:

  1. Car pulls or squeaks when turning.
  2. Visible uneven tread wear is present on the tyres. This is when one side of the tyre is worn out more than the other side.
  3. The nose of the car dives when braking abruptly. This is most evident if the front struts or shocks are the suspected problem.
  4. Look at the car to see if it sits level. That is walk around your car to see if one side of the car sits higher than the other.

You may need a second opinion, if none of these signs are visible.

The most likely cause is your suspension. This is often due to a lack of lubrication between the parts causing metal-on-metal wear. If a lack of lubrication is the issue this is usually a quick and easy fix, and often an easy DIY project. If you can easily identify and reach your suspension coils, you can try spraying them with WD40. This is quick and cheap and will often resolve the problem, at least until your next service. If this doesn’t work contact your mobile mechanic who should be able to resolve the issue on the spot.

Driving with a faulty suspension

To control the connectivity of the tyres with the road is the primary role of the car’s suspension. Driving with faulty suspension could lead to a flat or burst tyre, a broken wheel, broken suspension parts. Any of these parts breaking while driving could negatively impact a cars handling, steering or braking, potentially causing an accident. Book in with your mechanic straight away if you have any concerns with your suspension.

Maintain your suspension system at Western Prestige Auto

Our emphasis has always been on the safety of your vehicle, which in turn keeps both you and your passengers safe.

One of the main systems affecting the overall safety of your vehicle is the suspension system. It can have a huge impact on your braking, steering and tyres.

Visit your local Western Prestige Auto Service store, we are there to help you with a happy and safe ride.

Let our qualified mechanics look after you

Even when the road is in a poor condition the vehicle’s suspension is plays an important role to provide a smooth and comfortable ride. The most vital function of the suspension is to ensure that all four tyres stay in firm and constant contact with the road surface.

Steering and braking systems are at their best performance when the tyres are in contact with the road surface.

Therefore, it is of utmost importance that you maintain your suspension system well. Our qualified mechanics will thoroughly check out the suspension system of your vehicle and advise you of any worn components which needs replacing. Visit your local Western Prestige Auto Service store to the world class services and your protection.

Have regular checks to stay safe on the road.

Vehicle’s suspension system is made up of multiple components which includes shock absorbents, springs, ball joints, tie rod ends and suspension bushes to name a few.

However, if just one of these parts is worn or damaged, whole suspension system becomes ineffective and needs repair which is important for your safety and the safety of your passengers.

Know the warning signs

The below signs are an identification that certain components of your suspension system are worn out and should be checked for repair. You can identify these even when the vehicle is stationary:

  • Shock absorbents are dented or physically damaged
  • Shock absorbents show signs of fluid leakage
  • Vehicle tyres are unevenly worn
  • Vehicle not sitting level when parked
  • Bushings or mounts are sagged, cracked or distorted

There are some things to look out for when driving with worn shock or struts:

  • Vehicle dips forward when braking
  • Poor handling and excessive body roll on corners
  • Vehicle bounces when you drive
  • Vehicle doesn’t handle properly around corners

Drop into your local Western Prestige Auto Service store if you notice any of these and let one of our qualified mechanics take a look. They can then advise you on what to do. We only use a genuine or equivalent range of shock absorbents, springs, struts and suspension replacement parts to provide you the best and world class services.

How does a suspension system work?

Suspension systems vary greatly between makes and models.

Most consist of a chassis or frame, dampeners including shock absorbents and struts, coil springs and leaf springs. Vehicle’s suspension system is designed to provide complete driving control and a smooth and comfortable ride.

As the vehicle accelerate, any bumps convert the forward energy into vertical energy, which consequently travels through vehicle’s chassis. Coil and leaf springs absorb this vertical energy preventing the vehicle from jumping up off the road.

Dampeners (shock absorbents and struts), then dissipate the energy absorbed by coil springs to reduce any vertical motion quickly to zero. This effectively means that the dampeners should be in a good condition. If so, you will barely notice the bumps in the road. However, with the worn dampeners, prepare yourself for an uncomfortable ride.

Ensure your suspension system is in a good working condition for your safety and the safety of your passengers.

A well-maintained suspension system provides the below benefits:

  • Better handling and safety
  • Improved steering response
  • Prolonged tyre life
  • Safer support under load
  • Shorter stopping distance
  • Smooth comfortable ride
  • Less vibration in steering
  • Less body rolls

How often should I have my suspension checked?

Inspect your suspension, whenever you remove the wheels and at every service which is usually twice a year. Get in touch with your local Western Prestige Auto Service store, if in doubt. Have them check out your suspension system. We are there for you.

To book your next service or for more information on our Land Rover Services and Mechanics in Truganina, Victoria, you can contact us on +61 426-533-774. We at Western Prestige Auto are proud of ourselves as we fulfil our commitment to delivering world-class services in Truganina, Victoria.

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