Common Steering Repair Questions Answered
If your vehicle needs steering repair replacement, the first thing to do is to find a reputable steering repair shop in your area. Your next step will be to contact a company representative who can assist you in determining the scope of the steering repair work. Here are some common questions that steering repair companies answer and some answers that steering repair technicians often provide.
- Q. How many steering repairs does a typical job involve?
A. Generally, a car or truck with an automatic transmission has between three and five steering repairs required every year. Why Choose Precision Automotive as your steering repair provider? Qualified technicians are certified, and many quality steering repairs come backed by more than 30 years of industry experience.
- Q. What are the symptoms of a steering system failure?
A. Generally, a loud, rumbling, or banging noise from the steering system is heard when the steering system failure occurs. Usually, this noise can be heard on the driver’s side of the vehicle and can be quite loud.
- Q. Are all steering repairs the same?
A. Yes, – meaning that even though a mechanic might suggest different steering repairs for various make/model/year vehicles, these repairs are usually not the same. Some steering repairs require power steering system fluid changes, whereas others require oil changes.
- Q. Is it possible to save money on steering repairs and replacement by shopping for parts online?
A. Yes, – many auto mechanics have seen how much money they can save by purchasing steering repair parts online and shipping the parts directly to the customer instead of having to deliver the parts to the customer.
- Q. How do I find a competent steering repair shop in my area?
A. To find a reputable steering repair shop in your area, you will want to contact your local car or truck dealership. Your dealership should be able to point you to a few qualified technicians who are experienced with repairing your specific make/model/year vehicle.
- Q. Can you estimate how much steering repair costs for your vehicle?
A. Yes, – a steering specialist can quote you an approximate price for the labour and parts that you need to be replaced, and if you know the make and model of your vehicle (or, if you’re trying to match parts to the exact make/model) the price you are given will be close enough to the true value of your vehicle to make steering repairs worth your while.
- Q. How do I determine if steering repairs will be cheaper if I replace the OEM steering pump with a new one?
A. Many steering repair shops will suggest replacement of your OEM steering pump at the time that you request steering repairs. If the professionals at your local steering repair shop can convince you that replacing your OEM steering pump is not only less expensive than steering repairs but could be more cost-effective in the long run, you might consider this option.
- Q. Do you recommend power steering repairs for vehicles with manual transmissions (manual gear-changing) or automatic transmission?
A. If your vehicle came standard with a power steering pump, most steering repair companies would recommend that you have it replaced by a professional at the time of steering repairs. However, there are some brands of automatic vehicles that come standard with power steering fluids and thus, many steering repair shops prefer to replace the power steering fluid as opposed to the ball joints.
- Q. What should I do if I’ve been prescribed steering repairs by my doctor or dentist but don’t want to pay for them?
A. You should always talk to your doctor or dentist before you purchase any auto body parts (automotive or not) and you should also learn as much about the manufacturer as possible (a good way to accomplish this is to visit their website and read about the company’s history and performance data).
- Q. How do I choose high-quality steering repair parts and find the best steering repair shop in my area?
A. Most steering repair technicians are highly trained, qualified technicians who spend years learning how their particular car works and they are available 24 hours a day to assist you with your steering repair problems.
- Q. Do you recommend Power Steering Pump and Hoses?
A. Unfortunately, if you have a faulty power steering pump or bad power steering hoses, the steering repair shop may not be able to help you. Hoses and pumps are relatively inexpensive and installation is relatively easy. However, most steering repair shops prefer to keep the power steering pump and hoses on older cars because they are less likely to experience leaks.