Experiencing signs that you may need steering column repair?
Having an easy and responsive steer ensures that we not only have a comfortable drive, but also ensures our safety, particularly when we need to make sharper or emergency direction shifts. A key component in the steering set up is the steering column. What this does is that it connects the steering wheel, which us drivers control at the dashboard to the steering system. The steering column also serves a number of second order functions. In the event there is a car crash, some of the energy is also being absorbed by the steering column. Furthermore, some of the other car components are being mounted onto the column, such as the gear selector. For comfortable driving, the column also offers height adjustments for the driver. In the event of damage, the steering column repair hence allows you to continue to enjoy both safety and comfort features.
Signs of Steering Column Damage
If your steering column is damaged, you may find that the alignment of your wheels could be off, causing imbalance and also a more rapid wear and tear on certain tires. Such a misalignment, if extended, can also lead to other damages such as brake pads.
Otherwise, if you find that after adjusting the height of the steering wheel for comfort, it does not lock into position, this is another sign that the steering column is not functioning properly.
It could also be that the steering wheel does not turn easily, which could be that there is debris and dirt obstructing, or that it does not properly return to the middle. Hence a steering column repair would be essential if this is causing all these issues, and further repair needs for you.
How a steering column repair is done
Prior to replacing the steering column, we would first determine if this is indeed the cause of the issues you were facing. For instance, an imbalance of the wheels could arise from struts wearing out or wheels being out of alignment. If it is an issue of debris and dirt causing obstruction to your steering wheel, a simple cleaning could be carried out to resolve the issue.
If it is determined that the steering column is damaged, our mechanics would be able to carry out a steering column repair for you. In carrying out a steering column replacement, we would need to disconnect from the various parts like battery, and unbolt the old steering column. The area is then cleaned, and the new steering column installed and properly aligned, for secure bolting on and for the connecting parts to again be again hooked up.
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Our mechanics are experienced, with care for detail. We seek to delight you always, with the quality of our workmanship and good value for our services.
Our mechanics are experts in car repair services, and will carry out a careful check to see if the issues you face have arisen from the steering column or from other components. We would then advise you accordingly on the repairs needed and give you a cost quote. Your satisfaction is important to us as we value our relationship with our customers and our quotes competitive. Give us a call today at +65 6871 8985 and let us help you fix up the issues to get your steering smooth and responsive again!