If you notice any sloppiness, juddering, floating, or other issues with your steering, make sure to book in with Tucketts Tyrepower Hastings for a check as soon as possible. Even better, to ensure that your steering is maintained to Hastings conditions we recommend regular checks. Schedule them in with your wheel alignment for peace of mind.
How to identify what's required and when
Your cars power steering system is very complex and is perhaps the most overlooked of all vehicle systems that require regular maintenance. It is an extremely complicated and sophisticated hydraulic mechanism. The system usually contains a power steering pump, drive belts, bearings, valves, hoses and seals.
Regular servicing is a better option than waiting for things to go wrong and then facing expensive steering repairs. A power steering service involves a safety and performance inspection of the entire system. After this, you should ask for recommendations (if needed) that will make your power steering system safe.
Why are the little rubber bits under my car important to my cars suspension system?
The little rubber bits are called bushes or bushings and are designed to allow flexibility in the suspension system whilst ensuring correct mounting and alignment of individual suspension components. Bushes are used to ensure correct positioning of components such as sway bars, shock absorbers, torsion bars and control arms. Suspension bushes can, aid in cornering, making your driving more exhilarating, reduce the harshness of your vehicles ride and enhance the comfort of your vehicle.
Damage or worn bushes impact on your vehicles tyre wear, steering and braking systems. Checking your vehicles bushes should be part of any safety inspection of your car.