Suspension & Steering

Suspension & Steering REPAIR

A comfortable ride can be achieved with stability, balance and smoothness. This is possible only when the steering and suspension of your car function properly. Steering and suspension work together to keep the wheels of your car firmly intact with the ground. This system keeps your vehicle from veering to the road or one side.

Your car will give you a bumpy ride if its steering and suspension are not functioning properly. A bumpy ride is the first sign of some problem with this system of your car. Other symptoms include:

  • Vehicle bouncing
  • Noise when driving over bumps
  • Hard turning
  • Wandering wheels
  • Uneven tire wear

The first step for fixing some problems with the steering and suspension is visiting Family Car Care for diagnosing your car in Parkville. In complete vehicle inspection, our mechanic assesses the state of:

  • Front end
  • Rear end
  • Coil spring
  • Shocks
  • Bushings
  • Struts
  • CV Joints and Axles
  • Wheel bearings
  • Chassis parts
  • Power steering
  • Power steering fluid
  • Differential

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FAQs for Suspension & Steering services

Family Car Care is pleased to offer answers to some of the frequently asked questions about the suspension & steering services offered at our business in Parkville.

What is the cost of the shocks replacement?

The cost of shocks repair or replacement depends on several factors such as age and type of your car. The newer models, especially those after 2006, have complicated shocks. Cost for the set of four shocks falls between $325 to $400.

If you are driving an older car(1994-2005), its shocks are not that complicated. So, you will have to pay $40 less.

How can I check out if I need new shocks for my car?

You can easily check out by following these four steps:

  • Stand along the front of your car.
  • Press on the front bumper. If the car is bouncing back more than once, shocks are worn out.
  • Check the tires for uneven tread wear. This indicates worn out shocks.
  • Check shock absorbers for leaks. Just crawl underneath and look for the signs of leakage.
How does the suspension system work?

There are two components of the suspension system including spring and shock absorber. A road bump extracts a force on the wheel. This compresses springs to store the energy without transmitting the load on the body of your car. Shock absorbers prevent the spring from expanding and compressing continuously. The shock absorbers absorb the shock due to the bump and provide you with a comfortable ride.

How much does a suspension repair cost?

The suspension system consists of springs, ball joints, struts and shock absorbers. Cost depends on the number of parts to be repaired or replaced. The complete suspension repair costs between $1,000 to $2,200. However, you will have to pay more if you are driving a specialty vehicle or a luxury car. Other factors affecting the cost are:

  • Year of the vehicle
  • Make and model
  • The total amount of underside wear and rust

You should replace both right and left side at the same time. Keep in mind that full wheel alignment is necessary after repair or replacement. You will have to pay an additional $60 to $120 dollars.