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Steering & Suspension Repair in Winchester, VA

Properly maintained steering and suspension are critical for safe and efficient operation of your vehicle. Our technicians are experts in steering and suspension diagnostics as well as repair. Not only do we conduct in-depth diagnostics when a customer comes to us with a specific concern, we monitor the condition of these systems during routine maintenance as well. That means that when you choose to have your vehicle maintained with us, the condition of your steering and suspension systems are being evaluated at every visit.

What do the Steering and Suspension Systems Do?

The Steering and suspension systems in your vehicle work together to give you complete control of your vehicle. The steering system consists of a number of components that transfer your inputs to the steering wheel to the front wheels. Modern vehicles use hydraulic or electric assist to multiply the amount of force that you input to the steering wheel.
The suspension system supports the weight of the vehicle using springs. The compression and rebound of the springs are dampened by shocks or struts. There are a number of bushings and joints that allow movement of the wheels up and down while staying securely connected to the body of the vehicle. It is important that all of these components are in good working order to keep all four wheels on the ground, while providing a safe and comfortable ride to the passengers.

Signs Your Car Needs Steering System Repairs

Many common steering and suspension problems may be apparent to the driver of the vehicle. There could be a sudden change in the way that the vehicle feels or sounds if a component were to break or come loose suddenly.
Other issues will not be obvious to an everyday driver. Suspension components will wear and break down over time. This will slowly change the way the vehicle handles or sounds, and may go unnoticed.
Listed below are just some of the signs that the steering or suspension systems may need repair.

Steering and Suspension Inspections and Repairs

When you come to 5 Star Auto Repair with a Steering or Suspension related issue, the first thing we will recommend is a diagnostic. We will start with an interview to determine what your concerns are with the vehicle, and to gather as much information as possible prior to the technician test drive. We may ask questions about the specific conditions under which you are experiencing problems, to ensure the technician will be able to duplicate your concern. Sometimes there may be multiple issues after having a diagnostic done. We will help you to prioritize these repairs based on your priorities and current situation.

Worn shocks and struts can change how your wheels touch the road. This potentially causes dangerous swaying, hydroplaning, deteriorating performance, and compromised road handling and holding. Have your car’s shocks or struts checked by one of our specialized technicians near you if it is handling differently than it has in the past.

Features
  • Evaluation of steering and suspension components performed by an ASE-Certified 5 Star Auto Repair technician including list of suspension repair recommendations with price estimates.

The life of a shock or strut is roughly 50,000 miles. In that period, your vehicle’s shocks and struts will have cycled more than 85 million times. If your vehicle has more than 50,000 miles on its suspension, consider having the components replaced.

Features
  • Thorough suspension system evaluation performed by an ASE-certified 5 Star Auto Repair technician
  • Installation of Shock and/or Strut \(Product not included – price depends on brand, year, make model\)

Steering & Suspension System Evaluation

Worn shocks and struts can change how your wheels touch the road. This potentially causes dangerous swaying, hydroplaning, deteriorating performance, and compromised road handling and holding. Have your car’s shocks or struts checked by one of our specialized technicians near you if it is handling differently than it has in the past.

Features
  • Evaluation of steering and suspension components performed by an ASE-Certified 5 Star Auto Repair technician including list of suspension repair recommendations with price estimates.

Shock and Strut Replacement Service Package

The life of a shock or strut is roughly 50,000 miles. In that period, your vehicle’s shocks and struts will have cycled more than 85 million times. If your vehicle has more than 50,000 miles on its suspension, consider having the components replaced.

Features
  • Thorough suspension system evaluation performed by an ASE-certified 5 Star Auto Repair technician
  • Installation of Shock and/or Strut \(Product not included – price depends on brand, year, make model\)

Contact us for an Appointment

At 5 Star Auto Repair we have a staff of well trained mechanics conducting routine maintenance, diagnostics, repairs and VA state inspections Monday through Saturday from 9am to 6pm. Call, e-mail or stop by with any questions you may have or to make an appointment. We look forward to seeing you. 

All The Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Brake Pads

When it comes to brakes you shouldn’t wait until brake repairs are needed. If the owner continues to drive the vehicle while there are issues with the brakes, then the chance of having an accident can increase or unpleasant vibrations and loud screeching sounds can be experienced while driving.

Brake Testing And Inspections

If you feel your brakes are not performing correctly you shouldn’t wait any longer. Have your brakes inspected at Autolane today.

Signs that you need your brakes inspected for repairs include: sticky brake pedal, noisy brakes, vibration when braking or a brake warning light.

Brake Service & Repair
Have your brakes inspected at Autolane
$ 39 / per brake pad
Pricing exclude hourly rate
Services Included:
  • Complete brakes inspection
  • Brake pad or brake shoe replacement
  • Brake / hydraulic fluid (level and condition)
  • Brake light diagnosis

Key Benefits of the Service

Taking your car in for regular service help you in ensuring everything is working properly and also to avoid such issues before they arise.

Increase Safety

Regular break inspection will keep you safe

Money Saving

Find issues before repair become expensive

Frequently Asked Questions

An extended warranty is actually an insurance policy on your vehicle, a safeguard against expensive, unforeseen repairs. It covers repairs for an agreed-upon period of time and miles. True warranties, though, are included in the price of the product.

Transmission fluid should be exchanged every 60,000 miles. By following your vehicle's manufacturer recommendations on transmission fluid exchanges, you are truly protecting your vehicle from preventable (and expensive) transmission damage.

If your vehicle uses conventional oil, you should have it replaced every 3 months or 3,000 miles.

If your vehicle uses synthetic oil, you should have it replaced every 6 months or 5,000 miles.

Car batteries ideally last between 3-5 years depending on a number of factors.

To ensure optimal performance and maintenance, simply have your battery checked by an technician during every oil change.

Certified automotive technicians are held to measurable and strict standards in their line of work, and they are accountable to those standards individually.

Autolane is dedicated to upholding those standards.