6 Symptoms of a Bad Wheel Alignment (and Why You Need to Fix it ASAP)

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Wheels can become misaligned if the vehicle is suddenly jarred, such as by driving over a pothole or an object in the road. Parts in the wheel assembly and suspension can also wear and shift to cause noticeable symptoms that it’s time to realign the wheels.  A properly aligned vehicle will perform better and more … Read more

Average Steering Column Replacement Cost

All vehicles have a component called a steering column. Its main purpose is to connect the steering wheel to the car’s chassis which contains various steering components that allow the front tires to turn left or right. Also running through the steering column is wiring for various buttons, dials, and levers including turn signals, cruise … Read more

Replacement and Repair Costs for 4 Common Power Steering Parts

In the old days, steering a vehicle required drivers to have strong arms and a strong upper body. If they didn’t then it would have been very difficult for them to steer. Fortunately, power steering was invented to give any driver the ability to steer their vehicle and make turns without much effort. The power … Read more

6 Symptoms of a Bad Tie Rod End (and Replacement Cost)

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Tie rods are vital for precise steering in all vehicles. A functional tie rod connects the suspension and steering system to the front wheels on the ground by several joints, so that the wheels turn accurately as the steering wheel is turned. Such a system allows the driver to use minimal force to turn the … Read more

5 Causes of a Steering Wheel That’s Hard to Turn

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Every vehicle has a steering system which gives the driver control over the direction in which they are driving. If you don’t have a functional steering system, then it will create all kinds of problems for you. More importantly, it will make your vehicle unsafe for yourself and the other people on the road around … Read more

9 Causes of a Steering Wheel That Makes Noise When Turning

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When you have to make a turn, there shouldn’t be any noise coming from the steering wheel. Any such noises suggest there could be a problem with one or more of the numerous components in your car’s suspension and steering systems. Turning puts a lot of stress on these parts and wear them out, causing a … Read more

Top 5 Causes of Steering Wheel Shakes at Low and High Speeds

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Cars are supposed to drive even and smooth at all times, especially if you’re on a relatively good road. Chances are however, that you’ve experienced steering wheel vibrations at one point or another, and that’s perfectly normal. A lot of components used on road vehicles need replacing, and it’s not uncommon for a certain part … Read more

Speed Sensing Steering: Functions, Working Principle and Malfunction Symptoms

Speed-sensing steering is like a hybrid of power steering and manual steering systems. Since most vehicles have power steering systems these days, a lot of drivers complain that they don’t feel like they’re in control of their vehicles when driving at high speeds. Basically, power steering gives them too much assistance with the steering and … Read more