Steering and Suspension Repair

POWER STEERING INCLUDES SEVERAL IMPORTANT COMPONENTS COMING TOGETHER TO GET YOUR VEHICLE FROM POINT A TO POINT B. IF YOU NOTICE ANY UNUSUAL SHAKING, NOISES, OR DIFFICULTY WITH YOUR STEERING SYSTEM, PRESTIGE CUSTOM RIDES RECOMMENDS SEEKING ASSISTANCE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. OUR MECHANICS ARE TRAINED TO DELIVER DEPENDABLE, HIGH QUALITY SERVICE EVERY TIME.

Steering seems a fairly simple process, but there is a little more than that of turning a wheel. Between the steering wheel and your tires, a lot of things happen and many things can go wrong when you turn the wheel. At Prestige Custom Rides, it's our job to make sure that all of your vehicle's components are working together to make sure that every time you turn, your vehicle follows safely.

Most vehicles today include power steering, which can be convenient, but it also means a lot of room for errors should the system fail. You will find that your driving services are generally combined with wheel alignment and suspension repairs. This is because all these parts work together to make sure the vehicle runs properly, with an equal weight on each tire.

Information on power steering
Have you ever noticed that when your car is running, your wheel turns perfectly, but when your car is off, it becomes incredibly difficult to turn the wheel? This is because your power steering system is working to make that wheel turn quickly and efficiently. When the power steering does not work, you will find that it becomes incredibly difficult or impossible to drive your vehicle.

Power steering requires some additional bells and whistles, such as a pump, hoses, rack and pinion, belt and special fluid. When one of these components fails, there is the possibility that your power steering will stop, and so will your vehicle.

How does the power steering work?
The steering wheel is connected to the axles via a steering wheel. When the wheel is turned, a pump sends fluid into the gear that causes the pressure to build and turn the tires. Unfortunately, when the fluid is involved, there is always a chance of leakage, which makes it difficult to build the right amount of pressure and drive your car properly.

Knowing that there is a problem
Not sure if you have problems with your steering or not? If you hear strange noises when you turn the vehicle, for example by moaning or creaking, it could be the driving system. Another sure sign is that the problem is a fluid leak. You should always make sure that the leaked liquid is checked as soon as possible, because there are so many parts of the vehicle that require fluid, and some can be more dangerous than others. Finally, the main telltale sign that your driving system needs help is if you notice you're struggling to turn the wheel.

Your entire driving system is incredibly important for the maintenance of your vehicle and for your safety on the road. When the power steering does not work, it may cause reduced reaction times, slower turns and accidents. Having your driving system looked immediately when you notice that a problem is important if you want to keep your car and those who drive it safely. At Prestige Custom Rides, all our mechanics are experts in the field of steering and have a lot of experience in steering maintenance and repair.

Steering repair
In order to repair your power steering system, a trained mechanic, such as those here at Prestige Custom Rides, will examine the system for defects. This includes the steering pump and all the belts and tubes connected. If the pump is replaced, it is likely that other components must also be replaced or repaired. During repair, the mechanic drains the old fluids from the system and refills the new parts with the fluid needed to work with the new system. Most mechanics will bleed the system after checking for leaks and inspecting the pinion and pinion. This is done before replacing the pump to ensure that no contaminated liquid is left behind.

Steering fluid must be changed regularly to avoid contamination or further problems with the pump.

For more information on steering repair, or to get a quote, contact us at Prestige Custom Rides today.