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Suspension & Steering

A properly working steering and suspension system can enhance the comfort of your vehicle’s ride and is essential for keeping safe control of your car. At First Class Auto, we have all the steering and suspension services you need.

Replacing your car’s struts and shocks when required is vital to your safety as well as reducing the cost of operating your car through reduced tire wear, better gas mileage and lower maintenance costs on other suspension and steering components. Catching a suspension or steering problem early can mean the difference between simple maintenance and a costly repair. If you notice any problems in the way your car steers or rides, contact our mechanic shop at 315-564-6965.

During a routine inspection of your car’s suspension system, we will:

  • Inspect shocks regularly for leaks, cracks and other signs of damage.
  • Watch for vehicle bounce and sway when making turns
  • Check for uneven tire wear

Power Steering

Power steering is standard on most modern vehicles, making steering much easier. A pump pressurizes the power steering fluid that assists you when turning the steering wheel. Components, such as the hoses that channel the power steering fluid, can develop leaks over time so it’s a good idea to have your steering system inspected regularly.

Power steering fluid cleans, cools and lubricates the power steering system. The power steering fluid breaks down as the years go by and collects unwanted moisture. Replacing the old fluid according to vehicle manufacturers suggested intervals will help keep your power steering system running its best. Our power steering system flush service can remove all the old contaminated fluid from your power steering system, and then refill with new fluid according to vehicle specifications.

Power Steering Flush Service

  • Remove old power steering fluid from system.
  • Flush & clean system.
  • Refill with new power steering fluid according to vehicle specifications.

 Steering and Suspension Services include:

  • Shock absorbers & struts
  • CV joints/boots
  • CV axle
  • Ball joints
  • Bushings
  • Sway bars
  • Tie rods
  • Wheel  bearings


Worn Down Steering or Suspension Parts

If your vehicle has worn down steering or suspension parts, this can lead to excessive wear on your tires and overall poor alignment. The steering and suspension systems in your vehicle are complex, and problems with one of these systems may also negatively affect other systems of your vehicle.

By replacing worn parts, you can restore your vehicle’s performance. This is why we recommend an inspection of your steering and suspension parts each time we perform an alignment.

Parts that may need to be repaired or replaced include:

  • Ball Joints
  • Bushings
  • Sway Bar Links
  • Center Links
  • Idler Arms/Pitman Arms
  • Rack and Pinion Units
  • Tie Rod Ends/Sleeves
  • CV Joints/Boots
  • CV Axle Half Shafts
  • Shock Absorbers
  • Air Shocks
  • MacPherson Struts/Cartridges
  • Universal Joints and Springs

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