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Steering and Suspension

Steering and Suspension - Les Dobos Auto Centre Calgary

Steering and Suspension

Worn steering and suspension parts can seriously affect a vehicle’s safety, causing problems like uneven tire wear, longer stopping distances, and steering difficulties. Our skilled technicians are equipped to diagnose and fix issues related to steering and suspension, including shocks, struts, tie rod ends, idler arms, ball joints, sway bar links, and pitman arms.

Les Dobos Auto Centre is equipped with the latest tools and experienced technicians to precisely diagnose and fix any issues related to Steering, Suspension, and Wheel Alignment. Our team brings years of expertise in repairing these systems. We’re committed to delivering fast, high-quality service at an excellent value.

5 Common Steering Problems

Low Power Steering Level

Just like the rest of your car’s fluids, your power steering fluid needs to be at the appropriate level for your car to run optimally. If you notice that it’s difficult to steer your car, the first thing you should check is your power steering level.

Power Steering Leak

This problem goes hand in hand with the above issue, as the biggest culprit of low power steering levels is a leak. Unlike oil, power steering levels aren’t always the same color. Power steering fluid typically comes in one of three colors, clear, red or pink, so if you notice a puddle of those shades underneath your car, check your power steering fluid levels.

Damaged Steering Rack Mount

If your steering wheel starts to feel uncontrollable, you might have an issue with your steering rack mount. Steering rack mounts are something you can fix on your own if you know what you’re doing, but they are best serviced by a certified mechanic. If you’re unsure, err on the safe side and bring you car into the shop.

Damaged Power Steering Belt

Your power steering belt drives the power steering hydraulic-fluid pump, which is turned by a pulley on the crankshaft. If the belt gets slack or wears down, the steering wheel may start to feel heavy or jerky. Typically the issue can be fixed by tightening the slack belt, or by replacing it altogether.

Bad Strut Bearings

If your wheel begins to wander or stray while you a driving, you might have a problem with your strut bearing or tie rods. This could be caused by a broken steering rack, so this is another issue your mechanic may inspect if you suspect your car’s wheel is damaged.