Steering & Suspension

Brighton Michigan’s Full Service Automotive Specialists

Steering & Suspension

 

The job of a vehicle’s suspension is to maximize the friction between the tires and the road surface, to provide steering stability with good handling and to ensure the comfort of the drive and passengers. Worn suspension components may reduce the stability of the vehicle and reduce driver control creating a dangerous driving situation for both the driver and those they share the road with. They can also increase wear on other suspension components as well as the vehicles tires.

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Our Services

A Plus Transmission & Auto Repair’s certified technicians will do a full inspection and evaluation of your steering and suspension systems to determine if there are worn or loose suspension parts. A Plus has the experience and training to diagnosis & repair steering & suspension systems on all makes and models of domestic and foreign vehicles. We are your source for service and repair on all aspects of steering & suspension, including:

♦ Shocks & struts
♦ Wheel alignment
♦ Steering Knuckles
♦ Ball Joints
♦ Control Arms
♦ Tie Rods
♦  Stabilizer Bar
♦  Sway Bar Links
♦  Drag Links
♦  Pitman Arms
♦  Idler Arms
♦  & all other steering and suspension components!

Shocks & Struts

Shocks and struts keep your vehicle from bouncing, ensuring that your wheels are in proper contact with the road and ultimately improving the smoothness and comfort of your ride. Properly functioning shocks and struts will also reduce wear and tear on your tires, resulting in longer life and increased mileage out of your tires. Some of the services we provide are listed below:

♦ Shocks & strut replacement
♦ Mounts
♦ Steering components
♦ Rear suspension
♦ Power steering components
♦ Control arms
♦ Bushings
♦ Ball joints
♦ Tie rod ends & sleeves
♦ Idler arms
♦ Pitman arms
♦ Center links
♦ Coil springs
♦ Leaf springs
♦ Sway bar links & bushings
♦ & more


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Alignments

Over time your suspension components are subject to moving and shifting which, in turn, results in the misalignment of the wheels and tires. Unless periodic adjustments (wheel alignment) are performed the vehicle may become more difficult to handle and excessive and uneven tire wear will result. Be sure to have your tire alignment inspected and adjusted annually to ensure safety and reduce tire wear.

♦ Diagnosis & repair of both domestic & foreign vehicles
♦ Rack & pinion
♦ Gear Box
♦ King pins
♦ Drive axles
♦ Wheel bearings
♦ Tires/wheel & balancing
♦ Air ride systems
♦ Wheel alignment service
♦ 2-wheel & 4-wheel alignment

Why Do I Need An Alignment?

Having a properly aligned vehicle is important for a few reasons. Cars that do not have proper alignments will not handle as good as they normally would if the alignment was set properly. This can cause potentially dangerous situations for both you and those you share the road with due to reduced vehicle control. These symptoms can include pulling to one side or the other, hopping from left to right when going over bumps, etc. which may place you in dangerous situations. Another reason to have your alignment set is to ensure maximum life of your tires. Vehicles that are not aligned properly will cause excessive wear to your tires which means you will be replacing tires more frequently than you would if your alignment was set correctly. As well, improper alignment can cause increased wear to the steering components of your vehicle. Make sure you have your alignment checked regular to ensure your safety and reduce unnecessary wear to other components of your car.

Symptom Center


♦ Fluid leaking out of the shock or strut body
♦ Shock or strut bodies are dented or damaged
♦ Mounts or bushings are broken or worn
♦ Cupped, uneven premature tire wear
♦ Vehicle sways or leans on turns
♦ Vehicle “nose dives” when you apply the brakes
♦ Excessive bouncing after hitting a road bump
♦ Harsh, bumpy or shaky ride
♦ Steering is stiff or makes noise
♦ Pulling or wandering
♦ Vehicle feels loose or sloppy
♦ Vibration
♦ Steering wheel not aligned


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