The steering and suspension system on your vehicle is responsible for maintaining comfortable riding conditions and driving performance. The steering and suspension system also helps drivers remain in control of their vehicles at all times.
The suspension system converts forward energy created by bumps in the road into vertical energy that travels up into the vehicle frame. Suspension system components, like coil springs and shock absorbers, help to dampen the impact of this road force. While the individual components comprising each suspension system may vary, all suspension system components will weaken over time through stress applied during normal driving conditions.
Similarly, off-road driving and erratic driving can wear down suspension components more quickly. Regardless of your driving preferences, we have the necessary equipment to identify and correct any issue plaguing your steering and suspension system. Our staff is trained to inspect the steering and suspension components in order to determine whether your service will entail a minor adjustment or a replacement.
Here in this image to the left, we have our mechanic taking off leaf spring by removing u bolts on steering axle from a Kenworth. After removing leaf spring, we will remove and replace bushings and pins. After finishing on hydraulic press, we will install on truck and do an alignment on truck.
Shaky, unsteady, off-center, and stiff steerings are direct signs that you should get your steering system repaired, while excessive bouncing or swaying during bumps and intermittent control while driving and braking are cause for a suspension system inspection.
In this image to the right, We changed suspension bushing on both axles. Trailer tires were wearing down. Alignment saved you 1000's of dollars.
Uneven tire wear is also a potential sign of a suspension problem, though this may also point to alignment issues. Have you hit a pothole recently? Potholes can cause damage to steering and suspension components. Worn suspension components will reduce the stability of the vehicle and the control of the driver.
Because suspension system components combine into one working unit, suspension issues that go untreated have the potential to increase the wear on other suspension components, which may result in more extensive repairs down the road.
If you experience any of the above symptoms, contact us online or Call us at (956) 783 8991 or (956)227 2686. US 281 Truck And Trailer Services LLC proudly serves the steering and Suspension System needs of customers in Edinburg, Texas and the entire Rio Grande Valley.
In this image to your left, Leaf springs are being removed complete from u bolts, to be able to press new bushings in. We average 2 leaf spring bushing a week, so our technicians have 100's of suspension hours under their belts. Replacing all leaf spring bushings on steering usually takes an average of 8 to 10 hours depending make and model.
Are you feeling a vibration when driving you truck and trailer? Suspension and steering keeps your truck and trailer firm to the ground. Suspension and steering keeps your truck and trailer from pulling left or right. Balance and stability ensure for a smooth ride. Signs of trouble are uneven tires, noise when traveling, rough turns, truck pulling left or right. We can check front end, tie rods, pitman arms, rear end, shocks, bushings, chassis, wheel bearings, differential, power steering, u-joints, kingpins, motor mounts, airbags, carrier bearings, and more.
After a complete inspection, we will quote repairs so you can make the best decision. Commercial vehicle have several rubber bushings to help absorb vibration, provide cushioning to reduce friction between metal parts on your truck and trailer. Your driving style and conditions will tell you how often you need to change bushings. Most bushings are made of rubber and polyurethane are will wear down over a reasonable period of time. Shocks are very important in your suspension, as they keep your ride smooth. Contact us online or Call us at 956-227-2686 for a quote.
We keep in our stock rollers, seals, cable balancers with spring for each cable, cables, center hinges, end hinges, cam locks, door tracks, hardware, and much more.