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Suspension Repairs

Auto Mechanics | Services | Suspension Repair

Complete Suspension Repair & Service Including:

  • Ball joint replacement: Ball joints connect the steering knuckle to the control arm, allowing for movement and flexibility in the suspension system. Over time, ball joints can wear out or become damaged, leading to a loose or unstable front end.

  • Control arm replacement: Control arms connect the vehicle's frame to the steering knuckle and help to control the vehicle's movement and alignment. Over time, control arms can become damaged or worn out, leading to poor handling and alignment issues.

  • Sway bar link replacement: Sway bars help to reduce body roll and stabilize the vehicle during turns. Sway bar links connect the sway bar to the suspension system and can wear out or become damaged over time, leading to clunking noises or poor handling.

  • Tie rod end replacement: Tie rod ends connect the steering rack to the steering knuckle and help to control the movement of the wheels. Over time, tie rod ends can become worn or damaged, leading to poor steering control and alignment issues.

These are some of the most common suspension repairs but there can be many other repairs depending on the make and model of the vehicle and its usage. It's always best to have your vehicle inspected to determine the specific suspension repair needed.

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Ball Joint Replacement

Ball joints are usually the first thing to go in a vehicles suspension. They are exposed to all sorts of bad weather, dirt, salt, potholes and are under far greater stress than other suspension components. As they are not designed for much movement at, any side load applied will wear them out quicker. Ball joints replacement can become extremely loose and wobble. This makes the steering very difficult and unnerving to drive.

If you hear or feel a suspension problem, have your vehicles ball joints inspected for a replacement and replace both of them before they completely fail. Delaying a ball joint replacement can lead to more parts wearing out trying to compensate for worn ball joints. In addition to uneven tire wear and reduced handling and stability, some of the symptoms that may indicate the need for a ball joint replacement include:

  • Excessive vibration or shaking in the steering wheel while driving.

  • Clunking or popping sounds coming from the front suspension while driving over bumps or turning the vehicle.

  • Steering wheel not returning to its original position after making a turn.

  • The front end of the vehicle feels loose or wanders while driving.

  • A knocking sound coming from the front suspension while driving over rough roads.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important to have your vehicle inspected for a ball joint replacement to determine the cause and necessary repairs, which may include replacing one or both ball joints.

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Control Arm Replacement

Control arm replacement is a common automotive repair that involves replacing the control arm, which is a crucial component of a vehicle's suspension system. In addition to suspension noise and uneven tire wear, symptoms that may indicate the need for a control arm replacement include:

  • Vehicle vibrations: If you notice unusual vibrations or shaking while driving, this could indicate that the control arm is worn or damaged. This can be especially noticeable when driving over uneven surfaces or at high speeds.

  • Steering problems: A control arm that is worn or damaged can affect the steering of the vehicle. This can result in poor handling, difficulty turning, or a pulling sensation while driving.

  • Poor alignment: If the control arm is out of alignment, it can cause the vehicle to pull to one side or the other while driving.

Sway Bar Link Replacement

  • Clunking or knocking noise: One of the most common signs of a bad sway bar link is a clunking or knocking noise when you drive over bumps or uneven surfaces. This noise can often be heard coming from the front or rear of the vehicle and may get louder as you drive faster.

  • Handling problems: A worn or damaged sway bar link can cause your vehicle to handle poorly, particularly when you are turning or cornering. You may notice that your vehicle feels more unstable or that the steering is less responsive than usual.

  • Swaying or leaning: A worn or broken sway bar link can cause your vehicle to sway or lean excessively when you are driving, particularly when you are going around corners or making turns.

Tie Rod End Replacement

  • Steering wheel vibration: As tie rod ends wear out, they can cause the steering wheel to vibrate or shake, especially at higher speeds.

  • Loose steering: Worn tie rod ends can also cause the steering to feel loose or imprecise, as the tie rods are no longer able to keep the wheels aligned properly.

  • Clunking steering noises: When tie rod ends are worn, they may make clunking or rattling noises when you turn the steering wheel or go over bumps.

  • Steering wheel off-center: A worn tie rod end can cause the steering wheel to be off-center, even when the wheels are straight.


Get A Suspension Repair Estimate Today!

With so many suspension repair problems that can occur, have one of our mechanics inspect your suspension to pinpoint where the problem is. Many vehicles have a specified timeline for replacement parts such as ball joints, shocks and struts. Be sure to stop by or give our mechanic shop a call to discuss the various suspension repairs and get you the best price possible.

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