Steering & Suspension Service & Repair

Steering & Suspension Service and RepairIf you feel your vehicle has a steering or suspension problem, Cowichan Auto Repair’ has the latest diagnostic equipment and certified mechanics to determine the cause of your steering problems.

Does your car dip or rock when you go over bumps or drift around corners even at low speeds? If you answered yes, it may be time to replace your vehicle’s shocks or struts. Regardless of whether your car or truck has shock absorbers or a strut-based system typical in many front-wheel-drive cars, Cowichan Auto Repair’ has the car suspension know-how to diagnose and repair any problem and get you back on the road with a smooth ride.

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Rough road conditions don’t just make for a bad ride, they can throw out your wheel alignment. Misaligned wheels can cause a host of problems, including uneven tire wear and dangerous steering conditions. Proper wheel alignment provides safer handling, improves gas mileage, and can help your tires last longer.

Common steering/suspension services include:

  • Ball Joint Replacement
  • Inner Tie Rod Replacement
  • Outer Tie Rod Replacement
  • Shock Replacement
  • Strut Replacement
  • Suspension Inspection
  • Sway Bar Link Replacement
  • Wheel Alignment

Steering & Suspension Frequently Asked Questions

I can feel every bump in the road when I drive. Should I get a new suspension?
Not necessarily, but if your vehicle is bouncing excessively even when you hit the smallest of bumps, it may be sign that your shocks and struts are worn out. An inspection will tell us for sure.
My car's suspension makes noises when I drive less than 25mph. What could be the cause of this, and should I be worried?
It could be your anti-sway bar bushing and/or links, your control arm bushings, ball joints, tie rod ends, springs, struts or a host of chassis items. Long story short, stop by at your earliest convenience, and we’ll have one of our mechanics take a look.
My steering wheel feels stuck. Could it be jammed?
This is a common issue as a result of having turned sharply – say, into a parking space – and then removing your key before straightening your tires. The key may be hard to turn if your ignition is mounted onto your steering column. Not what you mean? Come see us, and we’ll take a look.
When I take my hand off the wheel, the car pulls to the left. Why is it doing that?
Usually, pulling complaints are related to tires. Radial pull is a slang term for “radial angulation”, but a bent frame, steering component and a host of other things could also be at play. We’ll have one of our mechanics take a look and let you know for sure.
My car's suspension is starting to make squeak-like noises. What's the best way to grease it up?
Actually, most cars made within the past 20 years don’t have grease fittings, but something definitely needs serviceing Stop by, and we’ll let you know exactly what.
My steering column shakes when I brake hard. Is this normal?
No, that’s definitely not normal. Your brake rotors are probably the culprit here, but we’d be happy to take a look and let you know for sure.
What is the difference between shocks & struts?
Shocks and struts are basically the same thing, but a strut is generally larger. The basic function of a shock or strut is to keep the tire in contact with the road. With the exception of air shocks, shocks and struts do not support the weight of the vehicle. That is normally done with springs or torsion bars.

Our steering and suspension service replaces worn, damaged or missing steering or suspension parts that are not performing as intended. Properly maintaining your vehicle’s suspension helps restore ride comfort and handling performance. It can also save you hundreds of dollars by eliminating premature tire wear. Visit the experts at Cowichan Auto Repair for this and other services to keep your vehicle in excellent condition.

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