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Steering Repair

Lowell's Auto Repair Provides Steering Repair

Car steering repair refers to the process of fixing or replacing the components of a car’s steering system that may be damaged or worn out. The steering system of a car is responsible for controlling the direction of the vehicle and consists of several components such as the steering wheel, steering column, steering gearbox, steering pump, and steering linkage.

The steering system can become damaged due to a variety of reasons such as wear and tear, accidents, and poor maintenance. Some common signs of a steering system issue include difficulty turning the steering wheel, uneven tire wear, and strange noises while turning.

If you suspect that there is an issue with your car’s steering system, it is important to bring it to one of our qualified mechanics who can diagnose and repair the issue. Our mechanics will first inspect the steering system and identify the root cause of the problem. Depending on the issue, we may need to replace parts such as the steering pump, steering linkage, or steering gearbox.

It is important to address any steering system issues promptly as they can affect the safety and handling of the vehicle. Regular maintenance and inspections of the steering system can also help prevent issues from arising and ensure that the steering system is functioning properly.

What are the signs?

There are several signs that your car’s steering system may require repair. Here are some common signs to watch out for:

  1. Difficulty turning the steering wheel: If you have to apply more force than usual to turn the steering wheel, it may indicate a problem with the steering system.

  2. Unusual noises when turning: If you hear grinding, squeaking, or clicking sounds when turning the steering wheel, it could indicate worn out or damaged components in the steering system.

  3. Steering wheel vibration: If the steering wheel vibrates or shakes while driving, it could indicate an alignment issue or a problem with the steering linkage.

  4. Uneven tire wear: If the tires are wearing unevenly, it may be due to an issue with the steering system, such as misalignment.

  5. Steering wheel not centered: If the steering wheel is not centered when driving straight, it may indicate a problem with the steering system.

  6. Fluid leaks: If you notice any leaks around the steering system components, it could indicate a problem with the power steering pump, hoses or steering rack.

If you experience any of these symptoms, it’s important to get your vehicle inspected by one of our a qualified mechanics as soon as possible to identify and repair any issues with the steering system.

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