Steering and Suspension Repair in Greenville, SC
Have you ever lost power steering while driving? It can be a scary experience.
One of the most common causes of power steering failure is when the power steering pump goes bad. A power steering pump ensures the power steering fluid moves properly through the lines to the power steering system.
Like all car components, power steering pumps are prone to wear and tear. If the pump is not properly maintained it can stop working correctly, which hinders your ability to steer your car. Worst of all, a defective steering pump can put you, your passengers, and other motorists in danger.
A defective power steering pump cannot always be prevented, but there are many warning signs associated with this problem. If you can identify these issues quickly, you can resolve them before they significantly hinder your ability to steer your car.
A defective power steering pump cannot always be prevented, however, If you can identify problem issues quickly, you can resolve them before they significantly hinder your ability to steer your car.
How to tell if your power steering pump may be bad? Watch for these 5 indicators.
- There is a whining noise when you turn the wheel.
- The steering wheel is slow to respond
- The steering wheel is difficult to turn, especially at slow speeds
- If the vehicle makes squealing noises while starting
- If you notice power steering fluid in your driveway
Your car's suspension system maximizes the friction between the tires and the road to provide a smooth ride and help you keep your vehicle in control. Suspension systems are made up of several components, including the chassis, springs, shock absorbers, struts and sway bars. Worn suspension components may reduce the stability of your vehicle and reduce overall driver control, as well as cause unnecessary wear on other suspension system components.
Replacing worn or inadequate shocks and struts will help maintain a good ride. They also help control vehicle bounce, roll, sway, drive, and acceleration squat, prevent premature tire wear, as well as help keep tires in good contact with the road.