Most people today own or use a car practically on a daily basis. With vehicle ownership and use comes responsibility for upkeep and maintenance. Some aspects of vehicle maintenance, like oil changes, are more obvious to us as owners. Others, like steering and suspension, can be a little more of a mystery.
The suspension system of a vehicle is what keeps it in contact with the road; the main parts of the system are springs, shock absorbers, struts, and tires. Each component is important in maintaining the friction between the road and tires. In addition, this system is key in supplying security to the steering system. Together, the steering and suspension systems support your car or truck, as well as aid in riding over road bumps evenly.
In general, a few items of routine maintenance will ensure the steering and suspension on your vehicle is in good condition:
- Examine your tire inflation and tread depth around every 1,000 to 3,000 miles.
- Rotate your tires periodically (usually on the manufacturer’s schedule).
- Have your wheels aligned when replacing tires, or every 15,000 to 30,000 miles.
- Look over all components of the suspension if your vehicle is involved in an accident.
At Cars, Trucks, & RVs, we know that your safety is compromised when the steering and suspension systems on your vehicle don’t work properly. Our experienced, trained staff has the tools and ability to help you with routine maintenance on these systems, so you can drive safely. We are happy to assist with any problems or questions you may have about steering and suspension. Contact us today to set up an appointment!