A Look at How Steering and Suspension Components Wear Out Over Time

Like any other machine, your car has parts that experience wear and tear. Although recent advances in engineering and engine lubrication have dramatically reduced the degree to which components wear, it still occurs and can cause serious problems if left unattended. Regular auto maintenance is critical to ensuring that your car’s parts are in working order. Here are some ways in which steering and suspension components wear out over time.

  • Suspension

Your car’s suspension is responsible for absorbing shock and ensuring that your ride is a smooth, enjoyable one. However, as the suspension’s components wear, the shocks will no longer be able to absorb shock—small potholes in the road that you previously would not have noticed suddenly cause a jolt in your car. Worn suspensions can render your drive bumpy and inconvenient. Worn suspensions can also increase your stopping distance and diminish your car’s handling, creating the conditions for a dangerous accident. In order to ensure that your suspension remains in top condition, it is important to have it checked regularly. At Casey Automotive, we use the highest-quality suspension parts to ensure that your drive remains smooth. Our Premium Monroe Shocks, for example, come with a lifetime warranty.

  • Steering

Power steering is obviously a very important part of your driving experience. Responsiveness and versatility help keep you on the road and keep you safe when you need to avoid something. Solid steering also makes your driving experience more enjoyable. Like your suspension’s components, however, your steering can wear over time, leading to less effective steering and handling. Having your steering checked regularly can help you avoid any problems. In addition, it is important to have your steering aligned, as the parts will become misaligned over time. With steering components from Struts and Moog, you can rest assured that your steering will be in top shape, regardless of the conditions.

Driving with worn out suspension and steering components can put you and your passengers at risk. Fortunately, maintenance is by no means a difficult process. Simply bring your car in and let the auto repair experts at Casey Automotive do the rest. To learn more about the importance of maintaining your steering and suspension, call Casey Automotive at (866) 709-3522.

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