The purpose of wheel alignment is to make sure that your tires are parallel to each other and perpendicular to the road. If your car’s wheels are improperly aligned it can cause uneven tire wear and shorten tire life. Improper alignment can also cause steering problems. All cars permit adjustment of the front wheels, But not all cars require rear wheel alignment. At Hi-Tech Car Care we know the difference and have the knowledge and equipment to perform either one.
The wheels on your car need to be balanced to prevent vibrations when they are spinning. The vibration from out of balance wheels is more noticeable at high speeds. Vibrations felt through the steering wheel probably originate in the front wheels while vibrations felt through the seat probably originate in the rear wheels. To balance your car’s wheels lead weights are mounted opposite heavy spots on the tire and wheel combination.
Struts And Shock Replacement in Phoenix
Struts and shocks perform the same function; they dampen vibrations as your car moves down the road. If your car bounces more than three times after going over a dip in the road, it is time to have your struts inspected. Worn struts can cause a type of tire wear called cupping. Your struts, along with the rest of your suspension system should be inspected every 12 to 15 thousand miles.
Rack And Pinion/Power Steering Service
Most cars today are equipped with rack and pinion steering with power assist. You should inspect your steering at each oil change. This includes inspecting for damage or leaks and checking the power steering fluid level. The power steering system should be flushed and the fluid replaced every 25,000 miles.
The condition of your tires is of critical importance to your safety. An examination of your tires for tread wear and damage is one of the inspections we perform at every oil change.
Common Suspension and Steering Repairs
The steering and suspension system is a vital part of a vehicle, as it helps to ensure a smooth and stable ride and provide proper handling and control. Over time, various components of the steering and suspension system can become worn out or damaged, and it’s important to address these issues to ensure the vehicle is running smoothly and safely. Some common steering and suspension repairs that may be needed include:
- Ball joint replacement: The ball joints are responsible for connecting the suspension system to the steering system, and they can become worn out or damaged over time. If the ball joints are not functioning properly, it can affect the handling and stability of the vehicle. Hi-Tech Car Care can replace the ball joints to ensure the steering and suspension system is working properly.
- Tie rod end replacement: The tie rod ends are responsible for connecting the steering system to the wheels, and they can become worn out or damaged over time. If the tie rod ends are not functioning properly, it can affect the handling and stability of the vehicle. Hi-Tech Car Care can replace the tie rod ends to ensure the steering and suspension system is working properly.
- Strut and shock absorber replacement: The struts and shock absorbers are responsible for dampening the movement of the suspension system, and they can become worn out or damaged over time. If the struts and shock absorbers are not functioning properly, it can affect the handling and stability of the vehicle. Hi-Tech Car Care can replace the struts and shock absorbers to ensure the steering and suspension system is working properly.
- Wheel alignment: Over time, the wheels of a vehicle can become misaligned, and this can affect the handling and stability of the vehicle. Hi-Tech Car Care can perform a wheel alignment to ensure the wheels are properly aligned and the steering and suspension system is working properly.
In conclusion, Hi-Tech Car Care can perform a variety of repairs to the steering and suspension system to ensure the vehicle is running smoothly and safely. From ball joint replacements to strut and shock absorber replacements and wheel alignments, Hi-Tech Car Care has the expertise and equipment to get the job done right.
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Was having weird tire wear and my car was rough on the freeway. Turned out I needed all new ball joints, shocks and an alignment. Took my truck to hi-tech car care and they had it fixed in a day. Now I just glide down the highway on my way to work with no issues. The alignment was awesome because now my older vehicle tracks like it was new. Super appreciative of the guys over there. Thanks for taking care of my daily driver!
Stopped here for my tires. No wait was needed. They're very nice and greeted me and genuinely and helped me a lot. Thank you