1900 Oakcrest Ave # 2
Roseville, MN 55113 US
Phone: (651) 639-0449
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The job of your car's suspension is to maximize the friction between the tires and the road surface. This provides steering stability with good handling and ensures the comfort and safety of the passengers.
If a road were perfectly flat, with no bumps or dips, auto suspension wouldn't be necessary. But roads are far from flat. Even freshly paved highways have subtle imperfections that can affect with the wheels of a car. It's these imperfections that apply forces to the wheels. According to Newton's laws of motion, all forces have both magnitude and direction. A bump in the road causes the wheel to move up and down perpendicular to the road surface. The magnitude, of course, depends on whether the wheel is striking a giant bump or a tiny speck.
Without an intervening structure, all of wheel's vertical energy is transferred to the frame, which moves in the same direction. In such a situation, the wheels can lose contact with the road completely. Then, under the downward force of gravity, the wheels can slam back into the road surface. What you need is a system that will absorb the energy of the vertically accelerated wheel, allowing the frame and body to ride undisturbed while the wheels follow bumps in the road.
The steering linkage is held in place by the idler arms. By replacing worn idler arms, you can reduce vehicle wander, excessive play in the steering wheel, and abnormal tire wear. Ball joints are spherical bearings that connect the control arms to the steering knuckles and are the pivot points on which the front wheels turn. By having a worn lower ball joint replacement or a worn upper ball joint replacement, you can reduce front-end noise, looseness and tire wear. Tie Rod Ends connect the steering arm to the steering rack. By getting a tie rod end replacement you can reduce front-end looseness, vibration, misalignment and excessive tire wear. Bushings help reduce front-end movement, keep body roll to a minimum, and help dampen wheel shock and vibration. Replacing worn bushings helps eliminate noise and play, and makes handling safer and more predictable.
The steering and suspension systems have the important job of controlling where your car goes and how it rides. The systems are not only important for safety reasons, but also enhance the comfort level of the vehicle. You should have the suspension and steering components of your vehicle inspected and adjusted according to the manufacturer's recommended intervals. Proper inspection and adjustment will extend their life.
Excessive wear on the tread shoulders indicates underinflation or hard and fast cornering at the hands of a driver who thinks he's Jeff Gordon.
Excessive wear at the center of the tread indicates overinflation.
Uneven wear across the tread indicates a toe angle or camber problem.
Feather edged wear across the tread indicates an excessive toe angle.
*Free shuttle service for our auto repair customers to anywhere within a five mile radius by appointment. Consult one of our friendly representatives for special arrangements.
*Free auto repair shuttle to anywhere within a five mile radius is available by appointment. Consult one of our friendly representatives for special arrangements.
All the engineering involved in steering and suspension systems and all the potential problems are focused where the rubber meets the road.
It is important to always make sure your tire size is correct and the inflation pressure is maintained. While improper inflation-particularly underinflation-contributes to handling and braking problems, worn steering and suspension components can accelerate tire wear, too. Most technicians are familiar with tire wear. Below is a list of Tire wear problems:
Roseville Auto & Marine
1900 Oakcrest Avenue #2
Roseville, MN 55113
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Acura, Alfa Romeo, Audi, Austin Healy, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Cheverolet, Chrysler, Daewoo, Daihatsu, Dodge, Fiat, Ford,Geo, GMC, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, Isuzu, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Lancia, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Mazda, Mercedes Benz, Mercury, MG, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Oldsmobile, Plymouth, Pontiac, Porshe, Range Rover, Renault, Saab, Saturn, Saturn, Subaru,Suzuki,Toyota, Triumph, Volkswagen, Volvo
A really hideously worn tire-uneven from side to side and full of wear pockets or cupping-should give you pause to look closely at all steering and suspension parts. This kind of damage is usually the result of multiple component problems, plus major wheel imbalance. You can't save such a tire, but you have to fix the causes of these problems or sentence your customer to premature wear of the replacement tire.
We do mechanical auto repair on the following types of vehicles: