Suspension & Steering Components
For tie rod repair in Catonsville, reach out to Lockett’s Auto Care for our suspension and steering repair services. Our team has extensive knowledge of suspension and steering components, including:
- Tie rod – One of the functions of tie rods is to attach the steering rack and pinion to the knuckle of the steering arm. They also control the tracking and steering of the front wheels.
- Rack and pinion – The rack is key to the suspension and steering system. It has a cut gear surface on one side, which engages into the pinion.
- Swaybar link – Swaybar links connect the opposing sides of a vehicle’s suspension and keep the car riding smoothly. As swaybar links wear down, you can usually hear a knocking or rattling noise inside the cabin when traveling over uneven pavement or bumps.
- Electronic power steering (EPS) – Electronic power steering is found in most newer vehicles and uses electric motors to drive the rack and pinion assembly. When the EPS isn’t functioning correctly, bring your vehicle to Lockett’s Auto Care, and our team will correct your steering as part of our suspension and steering repair services.
- Intermediate shaft – The intermediate shaft connects the steering column to the rack and pinion. Some intermediate shafts are a single piece, while others consist of multiple parts.
- Ball joints – Ball joints are a component of the steering and suspension that change according to driving conditions. When the ball joints become worn over time, wear and tear is transferred into other chassis components. Our Lockett’s Auto Care team provides ball joint repair in Catonsville to ensure a smooth ride.
Ball Joint Materials Matter
Ball joints today are made from high-tech synthetic materials instead of the rubber that was used in years past. These materials allow the ball joints to last longer and endure higher temperatures than rubber ball joints would. Also, modern ball joints have the boot sealed to the base of the stud. This cuts down on friction and helps to keep the boot in place.
Ball Joint Inspection
Proper inspection of a ball joint is crucial to maintain your vehicle. Ball joint inspection is one of the many suspension and steering repair services that we provide at Lockett’s Auto Care. We can also install new ball joints, if necessary. Our trained professionals will find the exact ball joint needed for your vehicle and install the ball joint without over-tightening, which can cause further damage.
Suspension and Steering FAQs
Keep Your Car on the Road with Our Suspension and Steering Repair Services
At Lockett’s Auto Care, our suspension and steering repair services ensure that your vehicle runs at peak performance. Learn more about our tie rod repair, sway bar repair, and ball joint repair in Catonsville by calling 410.744.4328 today.