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Steering & Suspension Repair in Sarasota, FL

Both the steering and suspension systems within your car are responsible for ensuring that you can properly control your vehicle on the road and that you enjoy a smooth ride. At Kaufman's Auto Repairs in Sarasota, FL, we are here to help when you find yourself dealing with a steering or suspension problem. Our ASE certified technicians are experienced with just about every make and model of vehicle and can repair any steering or suspension problem correctly the first time around.

If there is an issue with the steering or suspension systems, you will more than likely experience trouble steering, or your ride will be bumpier than usual. As soon as you suspect a problem, we invite you to schedule an appointment for a thorough vehicle inspection.  Ignoring a steering or suspension issue can damage connecting parts and wear down your tires excessively, so it is best to take care of the problem early on.

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Here are some symptoms to look out for that can indicate an issue with your car's steering or suspension systems:

  • Vehicle bounces excessively after hitting a bump
  • Vehicle wanders from side to side
  • Steering wheel is hard to turn
  • Steering wheel bounces up and down or vibrates
  • Wheel slips when turning
  • Vehicle pulls to one side
  • Uneven or excessive tire wear

Very crucial parts of your vehicle's suspension system include the shocks and struts. The shocks are the shock absorbers, meaning that they absorb the reaction of your car hitting bumps and debris, making your drive smooth. This happens because the shocks convert kinetic energy to another form of energy.  If your shocks are having problems, you'll notice your ride is uncomfortable and bumpy when driving on uneven roads and terrain.

The struts perform a similar job as the shocks, helping to absorb bumps while traveling over rough roads. Struts, however, provide the structural support for your car's suspension. The struts support your car's weight while the shocks regulate the speed at which weight is transferred. Due to the jobs of both the shocks and struts and constantly absorbing energy, they naturally wear out over time. Struts usually need to be replaced every 50,000 miles or so. If it's been a while since you had your shocks and struts inspected and you've noticed that your vehicle rides rough, our experts can help.

Our steering and suspension services include:

  • Suspension (includes struts, shocks, axles, control arm replacement)
  • Shocks and struts Replaced
  • CV/Axle and control Arm Replacement

If you need steering or suspension repair in Sarasota, FL, look no further than the experts here at Kaufman's Auto Repairs.  Schedule your visit using our online appointment form or give us a call today!

 

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