Steering & Suspension Services
The steering and suspension in your car ensures that your rides are smooth and comfortable. This system is key to making sure your vehicle does not bounce on the road and veer from side to side. It’s important to inspect and maintain all of the components of the system including shocks, struts, front end and chassis parts.
If you suspect that there is an issue with the steering and suspension, contact BRAKEmax today. We offer steering services at all of our locations.
Shocks and Struts: How Often Are They Used?
Shocks and struts get used anytime your vehicle is in motion. On turns, stopping, starting, and even the most smooth roads. After 50,000 miles, the seals in these parts have degraded to the point that they are no longer performing their job of keeping rubber on the road. Experts recommend replacing shocks and struts at this mileage. These parts are tremendously important to the control of your vehicle.
BRAKEmax proudly features Monroe shocks and struts and offers a lifetime warranty on the parts.
At BRAKEmax, our technicians are experts at the maintenance and repair of steering and suspension systems. The best way to ensure your vehicle’s steering and suspension is always performing as it should is with regular service visits or anytime you notice abnormal performance.
Some of the many different steering and suspension services we offer include:
- Inspection of Suspension and Steering Systems
- Vehicle Strut Service and Repair
- Vehicle Shock Repair and Replacement
- Ball Joint Service and Repair
- Inner and Outer Tie Rod Service and Repair
- Sway Bar Link Service and Repair
Anytime you notice your vehicle pulling to one side, stiffness in the steering, excessive vibration, swaying, or issues while braking, it’s best to schedule a service appointment. Our ASE-certified techs can quickly diagnose the issue and get you back on the road.
How We Service Shocks and Struts
Whenever you have steering and suspension work done, a quality mechanic will check your vehicle’s shocks and struts. At best, worn out shocks and struts can really affect handling and the smoothness of the ride. At worst, they can increase the likelihood of a roll, swaying, and decrease the vehicle’s ability to stop quickly.
Servicing a Vehicle’s Struts
When your vehicle’s struts are worn to the point that they are not performing optimally, you will notice some serious issues like an increased braking distance, increased sway and body roll, and increased bounce. Imagine jumping up and down on a corner of your vehicle. When struts need repair, the vehicle will continue to bounce after you jump off when it should settle out with functioning struts. All that extra motion is really dangerous when travelling down the road and warrants letting our expert technicians diagnose and repair whatever issues are present.
Servicing a Vehicle’s Shocks
Having a worn down pair of shocks can also really have a negative impact on your ability to stop. When shocks are absorbing the force of your vehicle as they should, you’re able to control the vehicle and come to a safe stop. Conversely, worn shocks cause the vehicle to dive, making it far less safe and harder to handle. Our technicians will check for worn shocks and struts during service appointments and will recommend the best course of action to get you back on the road safely.
Why Checking Power Steering Fluid is So Important
Power steering fluid is one of the most important components in your vehicle’s steering system. While power steering fluid is pumped, it is done so under pressure, which then helps power the movement of a steering piston, and in turn makes it easier to steer. As the fluid is under immense pressure, it gets to really high temps and with enough time, it will gradually be contaminated with roadway dirt and other debris. That’s why it’s so vital to have your power steering fluid flushed as often as specified by the manufacturer, generally around every 30,000 miles.
When power steering fluid is used beyond its useful life, it puts a lot of wear and tear on the pump system which can eventually cause a failure. Without power steering, your vehicle will be much harder to turn; a scary thought indeed if you’re traveling at highway speeds along I-10 in Tucson.
Schedule a Steering and Suspension Appointment Now
Our certified technicians truly love what they do and it shows in our ability to quickly get your vehicle serviced with the very best tools, products, and experience available in Tucson. Skip the wait and show up right when we’re able to service your vehicle by scheduling your service appointment online at your nearest BRAKEmax location in Tucson.
Frequently Asked Questions
Whenever your steering feels loose, sloppy, shaky, unsteady or anything else out of the ordinary, your steering components should be inspected to diagnose and repair the issue. In almost every case, spotting an issue before it materializes into a full-blown failure is far cheaper and easier to repair.
Absolutely. As with most things in life, you get what you pay for when it comes to quality steering parts. While reputable parts made from certified OEMs may be slightly more expensive, these products have been tested and retested for functionality, durability, and integrity. Less established manufacturers may not have the same quality assurance and quality control measures in place, which can result in an inferior product being installed in your vehicle.
If you check your owner’s manual, you’ll see the recommended distance interval for maintenance recommended by your manufacturer. Generally, checking your steering and suspension should occur every 50,000 miles or so. If you notice a lot of noise going over bumps, a lot of vibration while driving, excessive bouncing, or even just uneven tread wear, these can all be signs it’s time for a service appointment to see what’s going on.
It is generally far cheaper to maintain your steering and suspension with quality parts and products than to have to repair a failure. When you come in for a repair, our highly trained technicians will diagnose the issues you’re facing and then can recommend the best course of action going forward.
The idea that your dealer can negate your warranty if you don’t get all your steering and suspension work done through them is simply untrue. With our highly qualified ASE-certified technicians, you can get top-notch service and repair, generally at a much lower price point than the dealerships.
We absolutely do. Before you schedule your next service appointment, be sure to check out our service coupons and specials page for the latest offers. We change these up often so make sure to check back in regularly for the best deals on steering and suspension services in Tucson.
We also offer financing options such as the BRAKEmax VIP CFNA credit card, which has low monthly payment and no annual fee.