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Steering & Suspension

Steering and Suspension Mitchell Canberra

At Haig Park Service Centre we will steer you in the right direction when it comes to fixing steering or suspension systems. We provide complete steering and suspension systems service.

The suspension is extremely important to the safety of your car. The truth about suspension problems is that you usually don’t know you have one, until it’s too late. By then, your tyres are worn, your handling is poor and your braking is much less effective

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Haig Park Subaroo Steering & Suspension Repairs Mitchell ACT

Why it is important to have your vehicle’s steering & suspension checked?

Steering and suspension systems play an important role in keeping your tyres in contact with the road surface and providing comprehensive driving control.

Shock absorbers are as vital a component as your vehicle’s steering system, tyres, and brakes, all of which do not function properly when driving with worn shock absorbers.

If you suspect an issue with your vehicles steering or suspension, or if you are noticing a difference in your cars handling or stability. Don't wait until it’s too late and something brakes.


Have your vehicle recently experienced these symptoms?

  • Excessive bouncing, especially on uneven roads

  • Difficulty stopping and increased braking distance

  • Loud vibrations from the wheels

  • Noise when driving and swerving under brakes

  • Poor handling

  • Off-center/leaning on/swaying steering wheel while driving

  • Nose dives or dips when stopping

  • Uneven tyre wear

  • Car not level when parked

If you don’t experience any problems with your suspension you should still have it checked every 20,000kms, you can call us on 02 6242 8245 to make your appointment or book in now.


Know your steering problems and warning signs

The benefits of steering are obvious, because steering is the main way you keep your car on the road. Your steering works hand in hand with suspension and should be checked every 20,000kms or every 12 months. If you’ve let your service slip, here are a few common steering problems you might encounter:

  • Misaligned wheels

  • Damaged pads or rotors

  • Uneven wear of your tires

And here are the warning signs to look out for:

  • Vibration and a clunking noise when turning

  • Shaking when you brake

  • A sharp, screeching noise when turning

  • Pulling to one side while driving

Below are parts and components that may need repairing or replacement

  • Ball Joints

  • Bushings

  • Sway Bar Links

  • Center Links

  • Idler Arms/Pitman Arms

  • Rack and Pinion Units

  • Tie Rod Ends/Sleeves

  • CV Joints/Boots

  • CV Axle Half Shafts

  • Shock Absorbers

  • Struts/Cartridges

  • Universal Joints and Springs

Replacement Car Available 

Subject to Availability.

Must be booked at time of Booking.

The Importance of your cars CV Boots

The Steering and Driveshaft mechanism on most modern cars have a number of protective rubber boots designed to keep moisture and dirt from damaging vital components.

Why replace them?

If your car’s Steering Rack or Constant Velocity (CV) boots are perished or torn, replacing them early can save the added expense of replacing the components they protect.

What are these boots?

They are rubber covers which seal each end of the car’s steering rack or CV joint, while still allowing movement of the steering and driveshaft’s. They seal in the lubricant and seal out dirt and water. If they tear, dirt and water from the road will enter the components and wear them rapidly.

Why do they tear?

They are made of rubber and exposed to the elements under your car and are subject to a lot of movement. As they get older the rubber perishes and eventually will tear. Replacing the boots before they wear out is a good example of how money spent on car maintenance can save a lot more money in repairs.

When should they be replaced?

If your car is serviced regularly, our mechanics will spot when they are nearing the end of their useful life and report this to you.

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