Steering & Suspension Repair

Steering & Suspension Repair in Chantilly, VA

Are you experiencing poor handling, excessive bouncing, stiff steering or accelerated tire wear? Then there might be something wrong with your car’s steering and suspension systems. Steering and suspension issues aren’t just annoying and uncomfortable, they can also cause dangerous and costly damage. For expert diagnosis and service, come to Virginia Tire & Auto of Chantilly for your steering repair and suspension repair.

What are the steering & suspension systems?

In your vehicle, these systems work together to orient your car on the road. As you turn the steering wheel, the steering system directs the energy toward your axles and wheels. From there, the suspension system keeps your tires in contact with the road, reacts to changes in your steering, and manages bounce on the road.

Why is steering & suspension repair important?

Malfunctions in either of these systems can affect the responsiveness of your car to your steering and the comfort of your ride. And poor handling, excessive bouncing and other steering and suspension issues all affect vehicle safety. Should you notice a change in how your car steers or feels, bring it to our Chantilly, VA, location for evaluation and repairs.

What are the common signs of suspension problems?

Driving on rough roads or getting into an accident can cause your steering and suspension system to wear out even faster than usual. Here are some common signs that you may need steering and suspension service or repairs:

Pulling to one side
Poor wheel alignment can cause your car to go to the left or right when your steering wheel is pointed straight. If you notice this, you should have your suspension checked for damaged springs, control arms and other issues that could impact wheel alignment.

Bouncing after a bump
Shock absorbers prevent passengers from feeling the effects of every bump in the road. If you experience more bouncing or shaking than you’re used to, it’s likely that your shocks are leaking and it’s impacting your suspension.

Knocking over a bump
Some cars, trucks and SUVs have struts instead of shock absorbers, which are often essential parts of the suspension system. For these, a common indicator of trouble is hearing a knocking sound as you drive over a bump. You shouldn’t ignore this, because you may not be able to safely drive your car if the strut assembly fails.

One corner is low
If your car is on level ground and one corner appears lower than the others, you may have a damaged or worn spring. This can become dangerous, as the spring can’t control your car’s weight. If you notice a corner dipping lower, get your car’s suspension inspected.

Squeaking/creaking through turns
When the ball joints are worn, you can hear them struggle as you turn. Waiting to get them fixed can cause parts of your suspension to start dragging on the ground. A mechanic can test and inspect the ball joints to determine if they need replacing.

Loose or difficult steering
A number of suspension issues can lead to problems with steering, including bent or worn control arms. If your steering wheel is hard to turn or feels like it’s slipping, get your suspension checked by a trusted mechanic. This could also indicate issues with the power steering system. Be sure to follow your vehicle manufacturer’s recommended interval for power steering fluid exchanges to prevent damage to power steering components.

If you notice any of these issues with your vehicle, bring it in to Virginia Tire & Auto of Chantilly. Our ASE Certified Technicians will thoroughly inspect the car’s suspension and steering system and provide an accurate diagnosis and price estimate.

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Steering & Suspension Services at Virginia Tire & Auto of Chantilly

We stand by a 24-month/24,000-mile warranty on all steering and suspension services. Visit Virginia Tire & Auto of Chantilly for the service, repair and/or replacement of:

  • Air Ride Suspension Repairs
  • Ball Joints
  • Control Arms
  • Drag Links
  • Lift/Lowering Kit Installations
  • Pitman Arms
  • Power Steering Hoses
  • Power Steering Pumps
  • Power Steering Fluid Exchange
  • Rack & Pinion Steering Gears
  • Ride Height Adjustments
  • Shocks
  • Springs
  • Steering Stabilizers
  • Struts
  • Sway Bars & Links
  • Tie Rod Ends (Inner & Outer)

Why come to Virginia Tire & Auto of Chantilly for steering & suspension repair?

Your steering and suspension repairs are always performed by our experienced ASE Certified Technicians. We offer a comprehensive list of steering and suspension services and repairs at competitive prices, and our first priority is making life easier for you! Try our shuttle service or loaner cars for extra convenience.

How much will it cost to fix my steering or suspension system?

Due to the variety and complexity of steering and suspension repairs, our technicians will need to take a look at your vehicle before we can provide an accurate price quote for service. It’s important to us that we charge fair prices and are transparent with our customers, so we take the time to understand what’s causing the issue and then determine the right repair and pricing from there.

Schedule Steering & Suspension Repair in Chantilly, VA

Any make, any model, we can do it all. Schedule an appointment at your local Virginia Tire & Auto in Chantilly, VA, today!

Why choose Virginia Tire & Auto?

There is a reason why customers continue to come back to Virginia Tire & Auto over their dealers. We provide unmatched service to customers at all of our locations across Virginia. At each of our locations, you will find comfortable lounges, free coffee and tea, and options like loaner cars so your life does not have to stop for car care. We are committed to making sure you’re 100% satisfied with our service.

Our Difference.

We’re different from other repair shops. We invest heavily in our employees, tools and facilities to ensure that experts with the right equipment service your vehicle in a clean, friendly environment. Our technicians work hard to stay on top of repair technology and tire services. We believe in being friendly, helpful and honest with every customer who comes through our doors.

We service all major automotive brands.

We service all major automotive brands including Acura, Audi, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Ford, GMC, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Mazda, Mercedes, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Porsche, RAM, Subaru, Toyota, Volkswagen and Volvo.

Our Guarantee

We’re 100% committed to making sure you’re 100% satisfied. We’ve spent more than 40 years doing things the right way, and that’s why it’s part of our culture to make sure you’re in the most friendly, comfortable and honest environment possible. And it’s also why our warranty not only covers all our services but will also be honored at all our locations, too.

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