STEERING AND SUSPENSION
If you find yourself fighting for control while driving then there are two main causes – either someone takes backseat driving too seriously or you need steering and suspension servicing. At Platinum Auto Group Mechanical our expert mechanics can service and repair your steering and suspension systems to help you get a better grip on the road, you’ll be back to driving in a straight line in no time.
Know the Signs of Bad Steering and Suspension
With all the potholes and road works around, effective steering and suspension systems are what will keep your car in good condition on Brisbane’s roads. They ensure stability and absorb shock while you drive, providing a smoother experience, even on uneven roads. Steering and suspension also assist with your braking, helping to keep you safe on the road. With all these important features, it is imperative that you know the warning signs and common problems that may affect these systems.
Problems and Warning Signs for Your Suspension
If you have driven smoothly over potholes and road works around Brisbane then you have experienced the positive effects of suspension. Even if you don’t experience any problems with your suspension you should have it checked every 20,000kms. If you think you have a suspension problem, here are a few common things to look out for:
Worn out shock absorbers
Sagging or broken springs
Worn out ball joints
Look out for suspension warning signs including:
Excessive bouncing, especially on uneven roads
Car not level when parked
Know Your Steering Problems and Warning Signs
The benefits of steering are obvious because the steering is the main way you keep your car on the road. Your steering works hand in hand with suspension and should be checked every 20,000kms or every 12 months.
If you’ve let your service slip, here are a few common steering problems you might encounter:
Damaged pads or rotors
Uneven wear of your tires
And here are the warning signs to look out for:
Vibration and a clunking noise when turning
Shaking when you brake
A sharp, screeching noise when turning
Pulling to one side while driving
Superior Suspension and Steering Services
At Platinum Auto Group our suspension and steering services will keep you on the road. Our trusted and qualified mechanics can take care of all your steering and suspension issues from wheel alignments to replacement parts and even full system repairs.
The team at Platinum Auto Group is all about keeping you on the road, not off it.