Steering & Suspension

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Steering & Suspension

The steering and suspension systems in your car or truck help you to maintain precise control while…steering & suspension systems

The Car Salon, Tirecraft division is the leading steering and suspension shop in Calgary, AB. You are driving through Calgary, AB. when the steering wheel starts to pull to the left. You straighten out the steering wheel, but it only wants to pull away from you again. Or, maybe you are driving and suddenly you hit a speed bump when your back end bounces repeatedly like you have never felt before. Both of these instances are signs of steering and suspension issues that may plague your car or truck if proper steering and suspension inspections and maintenance get away from you. Our mechanics can catch a steering and suspension problem before it develops into a larger issue that may result in a more costly repair.

A steering and suspension inspection and maintenance service at our location in Calgary, AB. will include an inspection of your car or truck’s shock absorbers and accompanying struts, CV joints, boots, and axle, rack and pinion units, ball joints, bushing, sway bars, tie rods, and wheel bearings.Read more

Ball Joint (Upper/Lower), Replace

You are driving to work in Calgary, AB.  when suddenly you hit a bump in the road and you…

The Car Salon, Tirecraft provides ball joint replacement services to Calgary, AB.. In Calgary  there are a few symptoms of upper and lower ball joints on the outs. The steering on your car or truck might be unresponsive, or you might feel yourself over-steering. You might even notice your tires pointed at a different angle and, upon closer inspection, discover that the tread on your tires has been wearing down unevenly. Over-steering and uneven tread wear are ball-joint-2the two most important warning signs for upper and lower ball joints tending towards failure in Calgary, AB. Be wary: These warning signs can also be symptoms for other items needing maintenance in your car or truck’s steering and suspension system. But you will never have to worry about a misdiagnosis with our mechanics. We know how to properly diagnose all steering and suspension systems issues, especially issues involving the upper and lower ball joints. We can help prevent you from experiencing a ball joint malfunction on your way home to the office in the morning or during the final stretch of a weekend trip to the beach.Read more

Struts, Replace

n Calgary, AB. the first sign of a suspension issue can be noise. Suspension systems have…Struts, Replace

The Car Salon, Tirecraft provides strut replacement services to Calgary, AB. Every twist and turn in the road in Calgary, AB poses a challenge for your vehicle’s suspension system and accompanying struts. Our auto professionals recommend placing strut maintenance high up on your auto maintenance to-do list. As a rule of thumb, be sure to have your struts inspected by a certified mechanic every 30,000 to 50,000 miles. Struts absorb the stress of uneven terrain. Struts help cushion against the bumps and inconsistencies in long stretches of road. During a strut replacement service, our mechanics will replace the strut, strut cartridge, and spring and bearing plate. If one strut is worn, cracked, or leaking fluid, our mechanics will opt to replace all four struts during a strut replacement in order to ensure a consistently smooth ride at any speed.

Struts are important for keeping your car or truck’s tires on the road. Struts and accompanying components help push tires back into place every time one leaves the road. Read more

Sway Link, Replace

Your car or truck’s suspension system combines sway bars, sway bar links, shocks, springs and…Sway Link, Replace

The Car Salon, Tirecraft division provides sway link replacement services to Calgary, AB.. If the smoothness and control-ability of your ride’s suspension system has been compromised, then come visit our knowledgeable auto professionals in Calgary, AB. for an inspection. In the event of an issue with your suspension system’s sway bar, you need an experienced mechanic to handle the repair and replacement.

The sway bar is also called an anti-roll bar for the way it reduces vehicle roll and sway while maneuvering through tight turns. As your car or truck drives around corners at any speed, the sway bar transfers the weight of the vehicle to the outside edge of the vehicle to keep all wheels rolling properly over the road. The sway bar is a tube of steel that connects the front and rear suspension systems. The sway bar is just another aspect of your suspension system that absorbs the harsh stress of the road while ensuring all wheels remain on the road in Calgary, AB.Read more

Shock Absorbers, Replace

If you are driving in Calgary, AB. and you begin experiencing steering and handling issues…shock absorbers replace

The Car Salon, Tirecraft provides shock absorbers replacement services to Calgary, AB. In Calgary, there are many signs to be wary of concerning faulty shock absorbers and a needed replacement that will improve the overall performance of your car or truck.

Is your steering vibrating? Does your vehicle bounce more than usual while traversing uneven terrain? Does the nose of your vehicle dip down during breaking or slowing down? Is it taking a greater distance to get your vehicle to come to a complete stop? Is your maneuvering through turns not what it used to be? Are there signs of leakage under your tires? Are your tires wearing unevenly? These are all symptoms of shock absorbers on the outs.Read more

Suspension Inspection

If most of your driving takes place on smooth pavement rather than rocky terrain in…suspension-inspection

The Car Salon, Tirecraft division is the leading suspension inspection shop in Calgary, AB. You have treated your car or truck well enough that it still rides like a dream. One day, you are driving along through Calgary, AB. and you hear a pop. You continue along, relieved that one of your tires has not flattened out. But the next tiny bump in the road sends your vehicle bouncing up and down. Your vehicle rocks back and forth when you stop and it seems like the suspension on your vehicle has been damaged. While a rock in the road may have damaged your vehicle’s suspension system, it’s also possible that your suspension system was simply worn out.Read more

Tie Rod (Outer/Inner), Replace

In Calgary, AB. uneven tire wear can mean a number of issues plaguing your car or truck….Tie Rod

The Car Salon, Tirecraft division provides tie rod replacement services to Calgary, AB. You are driving to work in Calgary, AB when suddenly you hit a bump in the road. The steering wheel begins to pull to the right. You decide to visit a garage. You relay the symptoms to the mechanic who promptly realigns your wheels. You head back out on the road but the wheel still pulls and now you begin to hear a clicking sound coming from above the wheel well. Looks like you’ll have to make another appointment for a closer inspection.

At our facility in Calgary, AB. our mechanics save you time and trouble. With every routine inspection where your car or truck is lifted off the ground, our mechanics will check your tie rods for wear and tear.Read more