The Steering and Suspension of Your Vehicle

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The Steering and Suspension of Your Vehicle












Part of keeping the vehicle maintained is to bring it in for a regular inspection based on the recommended schedule. If you are unsure how often this should be, make sure to contact us. By maintaining the vehicle regularly, you can help keep the parts and components working efficiently. It is important to remember that if you notice anything out of the norm between visits, you schedule an appointment as soon as possible. This can increase the safety and reliability of the vehicle when you drive.


The power steering is what helps turn the wheels of the vehicle, when you turn the steering wheel. When you move the steering wheel of your vehicle, a micro processing chain of action takes place. This sends information from the steering wheel, to the wheels on the vehicle. This information is the speed, and the direction of the turn. Once this information is sent, a sensor determines how much power assist you will need to complete the turn. All of this happens in a tiny fraction of a second that seems completely instantaneous.


With poor suspension, your drive down the road will feel different. For instance if you were driving down a bumpy road, your car would jostle up and down. It would also not move well to the contours of the road, causing serious steering issues. The suspension helps your vehicle to turn properly and without incident, stay in contact with the road, and absorb or isolate the shocks of poor road conditions. All of these allow you to drive. If the vehicle becomes too hard to steer or turn, make sure to contact us so we can inspect the steering and other parts for you.

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