Car pulling you in any direction but straight? Pot holes feel like canyons? Your suspension and steering probably needs some tender loving care.
The key role of well performing car suspension and steering is to provide stability, good handling and ultimately safety.
When driving your car feels like more of an upper body workout than going to the gym, or driving to work feels more like going for a four-wheel driving holiday through the Australian outback, it is time to book your vehicle in for a suspension and steering service.
A regular suspension and steering service will ensure the comfort and safety of your passengers. The overall suspension and steering systems will be checked, the shock absorbers will be examined and replaced if required and a wheel alignment will be performed. All these activities will protect the longevity of your tyres and the overall efficiency of your car.
Your local Repco Authorised Service centre employ highly trained mechanics familiar with all types of suspension systems. They can inspect, diagnose problems, discuss the repairs required with you and then fix your suspension system. This might include repairing steering problems, flush and replacement of steering fluid, replacing shock absorbers and performing a wheel alignment.
We pride ourselves on second to none servicing with quality parts, complemented by our extensive knowledge and expertise. Trust Repco Authorised Service to take care of your steering and suspension. All our work and the quality parts we use are covered by the Repco Authorised Service Nationwide warranty. We have over 450 qualified service centres across Australia so you will never struggle to find the trust, knowledge and expertise you need.
A car's suspension is built to take care of road isolation, handling and cornering. These principles ensure your car maintains contact with the road at all times, handles well, travels a curved path as expected and is a comfortable ride.
A car's steering system works in such a way that a turn of the steering wheel will result in a relatively small correction of wheel direction to manoeuvre the vehicle. Steering effort is passed to the wheels through a series of pivot joints, allowing the wheels to move up and down with the suspension system without hindering the steering angle.
When a steering wheel is turned, not all wheels are turned at the same angle. When cornering, the inner front wheel of a car becomes more tightly angled because it has to perform a sharper turn. This precise angling requires steering systems to be maintained to ensure the appropriate response is returned as a result of steering wheel movement.
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Both shock absorbers and struts work with the car's suspension to absorb the effects of imperfections on the road. They work in two cycles, compression and extension. They are velocity sensitive, meaning the faster a car drives the more reactive your shocks and struts will be, to ensure a smooth ride.
The terms shocks and struts are often used interchangeably but they are in fact two separate components and they never replace one another. Struts are typically more expensive but their role in maintaining a cars suspension is greater because they also act as a pivot point for steering.
You can read more about shocks and struts below;
Misaligned wheels can cause a host of problems, including uneven tire wear. A professional wheel alignment will ensure your tyres last longer and your car handles well and safely.