When You Need Steering and Suspension Repair


We all know how intricate and complex a car's inner-workings are, every individual piece working together to help provide a smooth and safe ride. One of the more important -- and complex -- systems within a vehicle is the suspension system. But over time, as more miles are put on the car and more wear and tear affects the system, it can begin to break down or possibly even break. It's important to pay close attention to the way your car drives to make sure any sudden changes are noticed. New oddities, such as a steering wheel that wants to turn one direction or tire wear that is uneven, can mean the steering and suspension are in need of repair. Never ignore new, different, quirks with your vehicle since it could lead to damage. Be sure to contact a local auto repair shop to help provide a proper assessment.

A Pulling Sensation

One of the ways you can tell if a vehicle may need of steering and suspension repair is if the car begins to pull to one side while in motion. This pulling sensation, the sensation that the car desperately wants to go in a different direction than you're pointing it, could mean a number of things. Whether it's uneven tire wear, wheel alignment that needs adjustment, or steering components that are in poor condition, it's important to have the vehicle inspected if it begins to pull in one direction. If it goes unchecked it could lead to a lessening of tire quality, which shortens the tire lifespan.

A New Shakiness

When steering components begin to wear away or loosen they can affect the way a vehicle drives. For example, the tires on the car may begin to shake or wiggle when you drive. While this can also be a sign of poor wheel alignment or even low tire pressure, it still is sufficient enough of evidence to require a proper inspection by a team of professional auto technicians. If you find the tires on your vehicle are beginning to shake or wiggle as the car drives along the road, be sure and schedule an appointment.

A Stiff Wheel

A steering wheel, if doing its job right, will smoothly turn whichever way we ask it to turn. However, what about when a wheel starts to ignore our wishes? What if a steering wheel becomes incredibly difficult to turn one way or another. This could mean there are leaks in the steering rack that require attention or that there is a loose steering belt in need of tightening (or somethings even replacement). Only an experienced team of auto mechanics can help diagnose the problem, from the belts to the steering fluid, and it's important to not ignore a newly stubborn steering wheel.

When you find yourself needing assistance with your steering and suspension, find a local auto repair shop who can provide a professional assessment. If you are looking for steering and suspension repair in Asheville give us a call at Organic Mechanic at (828) 232-8120. Our team of professional and reliable auto technicians are ready to help with any of your steering and suspension needs.


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Written By Brian Corey

Published By MORBiZ