Repair and Services
Our roads are far from flat. In fact, even newly tarred roads have subtle imperfections. While it may well be a simplified way of looking at a system with a complex task, a vehicle’s suspension system helps to make the ride “less bumpy”. A vehicle with good suspension will provide steering stability with good road handling. And, perhaps most importantly, it will ensure not only the comfort, but also the safety of the passengers.
One of the most overlooked, yet highly critical parts of the drive-axle and steering assembly, are the wheel bearings, which support the front and rear axle and all the weight of your car. Engineered to be long-lasting, but general wear-and-tear or impact damage from potholes will necessitate their replacement.
A worn or broken ball bearing can potentially lead to a very unsafe driving situation, especially if it breaks while you are driving at high speed. And, because it is impossible to predict exactly when it will fail completely, it is best to take your vehicle to the experts for a conclusive diagnostic. If they confirm that a wheel bearing has failed, you should replace it immediately.
Did you know that the average shock or strut compresses an incredible 75 million times in just 80,500 kilometres?! Shocks and struts affect the stability, braking and traction of your vehicle, and are very important when it comes to precise and responsive steering. When you keep in mind that shocks wear out in as little as 80,400 kilometres and struts wear out in as little as 90,600 kilometres, it makes complete sense to have them checked and replaced by the experts at no later than 90,000 kilometres and 144,800 kilometres respectively. It could be a life-saving feature of your vehicle’s handling ability in emergency driving situations.
Class “A” Automotive has been serving the community of Peterborough and the surrounding area since 1987. We are proud of our exceptional service and quality workmanship, and will gladly inspect your vehicle’s suspension components for changes in the handling of shock absorption to ensure your continued safety on the roads. For more information, contact us today.