Steering Service

Expert Steering Services in Cleveland, TN

A properly functioning steering system is essential for a smooth and safe driving experience. Our team of certified technicians is here to ensure your vehicle’s steering stays in excellent condition while you are on the road.

Power Steering Diagnosis and Repair

At Smith Auto, we offer a comprehensive range of steering services to address any issue your vehicle may encounter. Don’t let a stiff or unresponsive steering wheel threaten your safety on the road. Our experienced technicians will thoroughly diagnose the issue, pinpointing the root cause of the problem. Whether it’s a failing power steering pump, worn hoses, or low fluid levels, we have the expertise to restore your power steering system to its optimal performance.

Power Steering Pump Replacement

If your power steering pump is exhibiting signs of wear or malfunction, such as whining noises, stiff steering, or fluid leaks, our experts can replace it with a high-quality component that meets your vehicle’s specific requirements. We’ll handle the entire process, from removing the old pump to installing the new one, ensuring your power steering system regains its smooth and effortless operation.

Power Steering Rack Replacement

A faulty power steering rack can significantly impact your vehicle’s handling, making steering imprecise and unpredictable. If you notice excessive play in the steering wheel, pulling to one side, or unusual tire wear, it may be time to replace the power steering rack. We will carefully remove the old rack, install a new high-quality component, and perform precise adjustments to ensure your steering feels responsive and stable once again.

Power Steering Fluid Exchange/Flush/Service

Just like any other fluid in your vehicle, the power steering fluid needs regular maintenance to keep the system functioning properly. Our power steering fluid service includes a thorough exchange of old fluid with fresh, high-quality lubricant. We’ll also perform a complete system flush to remove any contaminants and ensure optimal performance.

Power Steering Belt Replacement

A worn-out power steering belt can lead to a variety of issues, including squealing noises, reduced steering assist, and even complete power steering failure. Our technicians will inspect your power steering belt for signs of wear or damage and replace it promptly with a new, high-quality belt. This simple maintenance step can prevent major problems down the road.

Alignment Service

Precise wheel alignment is not just about ensuring your steering wheel is centered; it’s also crucial for tire longevity, fuel efficiency, and overall vehicle handling. Our alignment service utilizes advanced equipment and expertise to make accurate adjustments to your vehicle’s suspension, ensuring your tires wear evenly, your fuel consumption remains optimized, and your driving experience is smooth and predictable.

 

Why is my steering wheel shaking?

Your vehicle’s steering system is a crucial component that ensures safe and controlled maneuvering on the road. It’s responsible for translating your steering wheel inputs into precise movements of the front wheels, allowing you to navigate turns, maintain lane position, and avoid obstacles. A well-maintained steering system provides smooth and responsive driving experience, while an overlooked one can pose significant safety hazards.

Signs of Power Steering Issues

  • Steering Pull: If your vehicle tends to pull to one side while driving, it indicates an underlying issue with the steering system. This could be due to uneven tire pressure, worn suspension components, or misalignment. This can lead to premature tire wear and reduced handling control.
  • Steering Vibration: Excessive vibration through the steering wheel is another common sign of steering problems. This can be caused by worn ball joints, damaged tires, or warped brake rotors. Ignoring vibration can lead to further damage to steering components and compromise your ability to make precise steering inputs.
  • Stiff Steering: If you notice that the steering wheel feels unusually stiff or requires excessive effort to turn, it could indicate a problem with the power steering system. This could be due to low power steering fluid, a faulty power steering pump, or a worn power steering belt. Ignoring stiff steering can make maneuvering your vehicle difficult and increase the risk of accidents.
  • Steering Fluid Leaks: Power steering fluid is essential for the smooth operation of the power steering system. If you notice leaks or puddles of fluid under your vehicle, it’s a clear sign of a problem. Ignoring fluid leaks can lead to a complete loss of your power steering.
  • Off-Center Steering Wheel: If the steering wheel is not centered while driving straight, it indicates an alignment issue. This can cause uneven tire wear, poor handling, and reduced fuel efficiency.

If you experience any of the steering problems mentioned above, it’s essential to have your vehicle inspected by a qualified mechanic as soon as possible. Delaying repairs can compromise your safety and lead to more extensive damage, potentially increasing repair costs.

 

Schedule Your Steering Service Today

If you’re experiencing steering issues or simply need routine maintenance, don’t hesitate to contact Smith Auto. Schedule a service appointment with us today, and our dedicated team will ensure your vehicle’s steering system is in top-notch condition, providing you with a safe and enjoyable driving experience.