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Auto Suspension and Steering service in Calgary, AB

Are you looking for auto suspension and steering services in Calgary? Well, look no further! Our certified and highly skilled mechanics will be there wherever you need them in record time! Taking care of your car has never been simpler and more convenient!

What is the power steering pump, and why is it so important?

The power steering pump is an electric-driven or belt-driven hydraulic pump that produces the hydraulic pressure required to provide power steering assist. The service cost depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to. Our mechanics are mobile, which means they don’t have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office.

We understand that once we are used to driving with the power steering, going back to the old-school mechanism can be quite the task, which is why getting power steering and suspension repairs in Calgary is now simpler than ever!

Look out for these signs which tell you that it’s time for you to change your car’s power steering pump  

 

  • You start hearing strange noises whenever you turn your vehicle: If you hear a whining or screeching noise when you turn the steering wheel, it is most often a sign that a leak has occurred in the pump. It could also mean that the hydraulic fluid in the pump may be lower than the optimum level. This is the first sign that your power steering pump needs a checkup STAT.
  • Your power steering has become less responsive: The most significant advantage of power steering is the rapid response rate. When this quality decreases, it’s an immediate giveaway that something is up with your power steering pump.
  • It’s getting harder and harder to turn the wheel: a stiff steering wheel is a dead giveaway that your pump is due for a repair or a full-on replacement.
  • You hear loud squealing noises when you turn your key in the ignition: It might not seem as if this symptom is not connected, but trust us, it is. This squealing sound is an indication that your power steering pump is getting worse day by day.

How much does it cost for a thorough steering and suspension diagnosis?

A lot of the cost depends on the extent of the inspection, the type of car and many other factors. But you’ll be glad to know that our diagnostic services are some of the city’s best and highly affordable. What’s better is that these services are great value for money and highly convenient, and convenience is the key to excellent service, isn’t it? We are happy to come to your home or office and fix the problem for you as soon as possible.

CV Axle Repair

All front wheel drive and all wheel drive cars use CV axles. “CV” stands for constant velocity. Your engine and transmission are mounted to the body of the car such that they don’t move up and down with the suspension. The suspension and wheels, on the other hand, do move up and down to absorb bumps. The CV axle is a shaft that has two constant velocity joints at each end. One end comes out of the transmission and the other end mounts in the wheel hub. The two joints let the axle continue to spin as the suspension moves up and down and while you steer the car. The service cost depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to. Our mechanics are mobile, which means they don’t have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office.

CV Boot Replacement

The constant velocity (CV) joint sends power from the transmission to the wheels (typically the front wheels). The CV boot is a flexible rubber boot that protects the joint, preventing water and dirt out of the joint, and keep grease inside of the CV joint. The service cost depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to. Our mechanics are mobile, which means they don’t have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office.

What are the most common causes of a power steering fluid leak?

These fluid leaks have not one, but multiple causes and the best way to avoid them is by learning about them and taking the necessary precautions.

  • A damaged power steering pump prevents direct contact with dirty hydraulic fluid or excessive usage.
  • Damaged power steering hoses, which are connected with the metal parts.
  • Fluid can also leak from the seals of the steering rack.
  • Power steering coolers used to cool the pumping mechanism are also potential suspects for causing fluid leaks.

Is driving recommended while there’s an issue with your power steering pump?

A malfunctioning power steering pump is not to be messed with. Since the pump will not hold much fluid due to leaks in the system, it could cause the pump to stop working altogether and eventually lead to your vehicle stopping in the middle of nowhere. Even if your car doesn’t stop, you will have to put in a lot of force to turn the vehicle, making it extremely hard to drive and unsafe for you to be on the road with oncoming traffic. So long story short, no. It is not recommended at all.

 

We must remember that the power steering pump is the heart of the power steering that we all love and rely on; making sure that this pump is in the best working condition possible will prolong the life of your power steering and give you an overall well-oiled and proper functioning vehicle that you can count on.

Front Drive Shaft Replacement

The driveshaft sends the power (torque) produced by the engine to the front (front-wheel-drive), rear (rear-wheel-drive), or front as well as rear (Four wheel-drive) of the car as needed. A four-wheel-drive vehicle might have two driveshafts. A driveshaft transfers power from a car’s transmission to its wheels. As the driveshaft gets damaged, it doesn’t effectively transfer power to the wheels, which places unnecessary pressure on other parts of the vehicle can in turn cause even more damage. When the driveshaft ceases working completely, the vehicle will not have the ability to send out power to the wheels and you won’t be able to drive.

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