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Tequesta Tire
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Tequesta Tire Co Inc, 350 South Cypress Drive

Tequesta, Florida 33469

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Steering & Suspension

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We steer you the right way

A vehicles suspension system is a network of components with the purpose of giving you a smooth ride. Road conditions can wreak havoc on a vehicles suspension. Proper maintenance helps avoid costly repairs, but sometimes parts just simply wear out.

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visual inspection

In order to determine the vehicle's exact problem, first we begin by asking you how the vehicle is behaving and if it is making any strange noises. With that information we begin an inspection starting with your tires. We may have to remove your tires to perform further inspections. We then inspect the suspension and steering components. We may also drive the vehicle to reproduce the problem(s).

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diagnosis

Once we determine the cause of the problems, we can recommend the best course of action. We will prepare an estimate detailing the cost of required parts and necessary labor to fix the vehicle.

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repair or replace solution

We may have to replace a part rather than repair it. If the repair or replacement is extensive we can prepare an estimate for the entire job and work with our customer to repair or replace the most crucial items first. We will also let you know how to maintain the vehicle to avoid costly repairs.

common steering & suspension problems

  • Pulling to one side
  • Continued bouncing
  • Harder steering
  • Bouncing steering wheel
  • Moaning or groaning when steering

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common steering and suspension q & a

You are always welcome to call us with any of your questions, but we took the time to put some of own most common questions and answered them! If you have more questions, please call us at 561.746.8381 or fill out our contact form and we will get back to you!

  • Always check tire inflation. Over or under inflated tires can cause can cause the vehicle to veer.

  • Uneven tire wear. Tires that are worn can cause steering problems. Replace tires a minimum of two at one time. Keep the newest tires on the same axle.

  • Tie Rods and Steering Rack-They can become worn or loosened and may need to be either tightened or replaced.

  • Vehicle may need an alignment

  • Calipers may be worn and brake pads become uneven

This could be many things, however the most common answers would be:

  • Worn shocks or struts- when this is the case, they will need to be replaced

  • Worn or broken spring leaf. TheseĀ  will need to be replaced

  • Low power steering fluid is a common cause.

  • Loose or worn power steering belt. This will need to be tightened or replaced.

  • Broken power steering pump. This will result in replacing the pump.

  • Leaking power steering rack. It first needs to be inspected for leaks, and might need replacement.

  • Brocken rack mounts. Dependent on the damage, this item could be replaced.

  • Wheels may be unbalanced. If this is the case, the will need to be balanced.

  • Uneven or too much tire wear. Replace tires in pairs.

  • Worn components like steering rack and tie rods. These will need to be replaced.

  • Loose or worn power steering belt. If this is the case, the belt will need to be tightened or replaced.

  • Low power steering fluid. System may have a leak, and should be repaired.

  • Worn parts. We will identify them and replace them for you

  • Alignment may be required after most steering and suspension repairs