Car suspension service in Huntington Beach, CAFront-End Suspension and Steering Systems for Cars and Light Trucks

Let us handle your auto’s front-end suspension and steering system problems. Our highly-trained technicians have extensive experience repairing car suspensions. We offer free suspension checks, no-obligation quotes, and repair prices that will make you smile.


Suspension System Inspection Guideline

Worn or loose components affect the suspension system’s ability to control motion and alignment angles, resulting in a deterioration of vehicle handling and stability, and accelerated tire wear. The main components of the suspension system are:

  • Control Arms
  • Ball Joints
  • Springs (Coil or Leaf)
  • Shock Absorbers
  • Struts
  • Tire Rods
  • Steering Rack Assemblies

Upper & Lower Ball Joint Inspection 

A worn suspension ball joint will cause the spindle to wander, resulting in steering wheel vibrations. Regular inspections are needed for ball joints, a common item that needs to be serviced. Check the lower joints’ ball joints and tie rod ends for excessive wear.

We can assess the severity of worn Tie Rods, Ball Joints, and other front-end suspension and steering systems at Automotive Excellence. Our ASE Certified Technicians can check the Idler Arm, Pitman Arm, and Tie Rod Ends. 

The idler arm, pitman’s arm, and tie rod ends are normal service items and must be inspected at normal service intervals. To inspect the idler arm, pitman’s arm, and tie rod ends, these can manually be checked by turning the steering wheel slightly (jog) back and forth. 

We recommend replacement if excess movement is observed from any steering components.


How do you know if you need to replace your ball joints?

The following signs indicate that you need to replace your ball joints:


  • Clunking noise from front tires.
  • Steering wheel shakes.
  • Car moves to the right or left, especially when going over bumps.

  • Vehicle tires have abnormal wear.


Tie Rod End Inspection

A car’s steering wheel is connected to the steering gear that helps the steering wheel turn the wheels. The steering gear is connected to the wheels via the tie rod ends. The job of the tie rod end is to ensure the wheels are aligned. It adjusts wheel alignment, keeping the tires from wearing out on the inner and outer edges. If they wear out, the wheels will lose alignment, and you may find that the tires and steering wheels are shaking when you drive the car.

 How do you know if you need to replace your tie rod end?

The following signs indicate that you need to replace your tie rod end:

  • Excessive tire wear
  • Car pulling to the left or right.
  • Steering wheel shakes.
  • Vehicle cannot be aligned.


Steering System Inspection guidelines

Front end suspension and steering systems in Huntington Beach, CAThe primary function of your car’s suspension and steering systems is to allow the wheels to move independently of the car while keeping it “suspended” and stable. Any play or uncontrolled motion in these systems resulted in a deterioration of handling and accelerated tire wear. Vehicle alignment is closely tied to the condition of the suspension and steering systems, car suspension and steering.

Worn or loose components affect the ability to control the toe angle and may result in a loss of directional stability and accelerated tire wear.

The main components of a Conventional system are:

  • Steering Gear Box
  • Center Link
  • Pitman Arm
  • Idler Arm
  • Tie Rods

The main components of a Rack and Pinion steering system are:

  • Rack and Pinion Assembly
  • Bellows Boots
  • Tie Rods

Get peace of mind with a Power Steering System Inspection at Automotive Excellence because we have a team of Certified Technicians. They understand your vehicle’s Power Steering System inside and out.

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