Be sure your techs know proper alignment procedures. This video is presented by the Group Training Academy.
Potholes can be extremely damaging to vehicles—especially in terms of steering and suspension. Sometimes they’re simply unavoidable. If you notice issues with your vehicle after striking a pothole, the best thing the do is have an alignment check performed. Replacing affected parts can prevent the damage from spreading throughout the vehicle. Your vehicle’s steering and
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Humans and animals have had the ball and socket joints for millennia. This simple design has been used on vehicles since the turn of the century because, well, it works. But, just as our hip joints grow feeble with use and age, the ball joints, tie rods and sway bar links on a car wear out as well. For humans, wear can be accelerated by injury, scar tissue and arthritis entering the joint. On suspension components, injured boots can cause contaminates like salt, sand and metal particles to enter the joint and cause wear.
Toe is the most critical alignment angle. It is also an angle that can change as the weight of the vehicle is transferred to the front or rear wheels. Engineers can tune the suspension geometry and toe to make the vehicle more stable under braking or initial turn in.
If a customer states that there are rattles or clunks from underneath the vehicle, the outer and inner tie rods may need replaced.
The expansion includes new ball joints, bushings, control arms, drag/center links, pitman/idler arms, sway bar links and tie rods for more than 200 million vehicles on U.S. roads today.
Excessive tie rod play is difficult to ignore for any driver. It may start with tire wear on the inner edge of the front tires. Next, there could be a slight knocking during braking or acceleration. Last, tie rod play could manifest itself in a knocking noise while turning.