Type of Steering and Suspension Issues
If you’re experiencing a stiff ride or steering wheel shaking, it could be one of several different problems. Here are some examples of the steering or suspension repair you might need.
- – Before power steering, you had to use a bit of brute force on the steering wheel to get your car to turn. Now, there are several different types of power steering systems that make even the tightest U-turns a breeze. There are three different types of power steering, and each system requires a different type of maintenance:
- – Hydraulic power steering (HPS) uses your engine’s power to run a pump that pushes fluid through the system to help turn the steering wheel. The power steering fluid needs to be flushed occasionally.
- – Electric power steering (EPS) doesn’t use any hydraulics to turn your vehicle. Instead, an electric motor attached to the steering column or rack does the hard work.
- – Electric power hydraulic steering (EPHS) combines electric and hydraulic systems. An electric motor, rather than a belt from the engine, powers the hydraulics.
- If your power steering light has come on, or if it’s getting harder to turn your car, come to Same Day Auto for a power steering service.
Shocks and Struts
- Shocks reduce rolling, bouncing, swaying, and brake dive. Struts dampen movement, support coil springs, hold tires in place, and give structural support to the suspension. Signs that you need to replace your shocks and struts include:
- – Nose diving when braking
- – Inaccurate steering response
- – Leaning or swaying when changing lanes or turning
- – Bouncing while driving
- Worn or damaged shocks and struts can seriously affect your vehicle’s handling, so contact Same Day Auto to get them repaired today.