Steering & Suspension

Steering & Suspension
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When your steering and suspension system needs attention, you’ll notice a wide range of unusual signs and symptoms. Before you start to panic, visit the experts at Accurate Auto in Beaverton, OR for all your suspension diagnosis and repair needs. Here are a few signs that you may need to have your suspension inspected:

  • Your car feels like it’s drifting or pulling to one side every time you get behind the wheel
  • The ride feels much more bumpy than usual
  • When you come to a stop, the vehicle lurches forward
  • Your shocks look greasy, a common sign of a potential leak
  • Your tires suddenly have uneven tread wear or your hear rattling when you drive

Steering and Suspension Services

At Accurate Auto, our technicians will determine exactly what your car needs to get optimum performance from your suspension system. In most cases, the springs and shock absorbers (also called struts) will need to be replaced after your vehicle reaches a certain number of miles. To get a comfortable ride, better braking distance, better safety, and exceptional handling, you need to have a properly working suspension system.

Keep Your Suspension Healthy

The pros at Accurate Auto are happy to perform a thorough check of your suspension system, but there are also some things you can do to check on it yourself. First, try something called the “bounce test.” Push down on your vehicle and see how many times it bounces before it completely stops. If there are more than two bounces, it’s a sign that your struts or your shocks may need to be replaced. You can also check to see if anything is leaking. Any leaking fluid can contribute to damage to your shocks and other components of the suspension system. Have your car regularly inspected and make sure the mechanics check for everything including the bushings and joints. A healthy suspension system will prevent expensive repairs and give you a much smoother, more pleasant ride.

The staff at Accurate Auto in Beaverton values your safety, but we value your comfort just as much. That’s why we are the number one expert in the area to turn to whenever you need help with your suspension system. The main purpose of this system is to give you a smooth ride and easy handling. When the springs or shock absorbers (struts) need repair, you will feel every single bump and crack in the road. The two components work together to ensure that you experience a smooth, comfortable ride no matter where you go. These components work together through a network of bushings, bearings, and joints to keep your vehicle running the way it should.

For all your automotive service and repair needs, visit Accurate Auto in Beaverton, OR and give us a call at 503-773-5334 today to schedule an appointment.