Steering Checks, Adjustment and Repair
DSA Autocentre carry out a full range of garage services and repairs at extremely competitive prices. Steering and brakes are critical safety features. If you suspect that there is a fault with your brakes or steering, call DSA Autocentre on 0114 244 9151 to book a free safety check. Our friendly team of experts will be happy to check your vehicle for free and discuss any issues found and provide you with a competitive no obligation quote before any work is started.
Steering is an essential factor when it comes to safe driving, so if you suspect anything is wrong with your steering, no matter how minor, get your vehicle checked as soon as possible.
Steering faults cause poor road handling, knocking sounds and will increase the wear on attached parts. This will lead to components wearing quicker and ultimately a shorter vehicle life. It will also affect driving comfort and unnecessary repair costs.
The two most common types of steering are manual steering racks and power assisted steering racks. Both types are subject to excessive wear and damage and both could fail. In the case of failure, they will need to be repaired or replaced.
The following are examples of how to notice steering faults and what they could mean:
Symptom: Steering wheel vibrates, whilst accelerating or maintaining speed.
Possible Cause: This could mean several things. The wheels may be out of balance or loose, your tyres are worn excessively or are wearing unevenly. It could also mean that your brake disks are damaged.
Symptom: Hearing a loud clucking noise whilst going over minor road imperfections, such as bumps or potholes.
Possible Cause: Your vehicle may be suffering from broken ball joints, damaged or broken strut bearings, or worn shock absorbers.
Symptom: Hearing a loud screeching noise whilst driving slowly or parking.
Possible Cause: This may highlight problems with the power steering belt. The noise often indicates that the steering belt is either worn or too loose. It could also be that your car is running low on power steering fluid, which is easy to rectify unless this is due to leaks in your fluid container.
If you notice any of these problems or even just hear any unusual noises, it is important that you have your steering checked by a specialist as soon as possible.
If you suspect any issues with your steering there are a few things that could be wrong with your vehicle. Damage to certain steering components is the most likely culprit so you will need to have your strut bearings, rack mounts and other components checked out by a garage. You may just need additional power steering fluid. If in doubt, get it checked out. At DSA Autocentre we will carry out a free safety check.