Colorado Springs CO Automotive Suspension & Steering Repair
Trans Tech Auto & Truck provides a wide range of services for auto suspension and steering at our auto repair facility in Colorado Springs. The suspension in your car or truck is an intricately networked series of cooperating parts that are intended to provide an even, stable, and smooth ride. The suspension system in your vehicle takes a considerable amount of road abuse you experience in Colorado Springs and as such many of the suspension system’s components will wear out if not even break as a result. There are many symptoms of a faulty suspension system and being aware of common warning signs can save you from having expensive repair costs, not to mention keeping your passengers and you safe when driving in and around Colorado Springs. Some of these warning signs may include a vehicle’s tendency to pull to one side when driving, wheels wiggling and wandering back and forth, bouncing/dipping AFTER going over a bump, steering wheel slipping, difficulty steering, wheel vibration, and screeching or screaming noises when steering at low speeds.
The automotive technicians of Trans Tech Auto & Truck are expertly trained in the repair, service, and diagnosis of steering and suspension problems at our Trans Tech Auto & Truck auto repair shop. If you think you are having problems with your steering or suspension, bring your car or truck to our Colorado Springs shop location and let one of our trained technicians provide you with a complete suspension system inspection and offer various service suggestions to keep your car or truck in optimal performance condition.
Our Suspension & Steering services include the following:
- 4×4 Suspension
- Independent Rear Suspensions
- High Performance Suspensions
- Leaf Spring Suspensions
- Suspension Install
- Front End Suspension
- Suspension Arms
- Rear Suspensions
- Suspension Springs
- Suspension Struts
- Suspension Replacement
- Suspension Lift Kits
- Suspension Bushings
- Suspension Upgrades
- Power Steering
- Off Road Suspension
- Inner and Outer Tie Rods
- Manual Steering
- Suspension Ball Joints
- Shocks or Shock Absorbers
- Hub Units
- CV Joints
- Coil Springs
- Rack & Pinion
- Air Suspension
Suspension & Steering FAQ
How much does it cost to replace shocks?
Trans Tech Auto & Truck is occasionally asked by our customers in the Colorado Springs area how much they can expect to pay to replace shocks in their vehicles. Our automotive shock specialists tell them that the cost to replace car shock absorbers can vary on different factors to include the age of the car or truck and whether it is a performance car or a typical passenger car.
Newer Vehicles (2006 – Present)
The shocks on newer model cars are generally more complicated than shocks used just before 2006. Typically we tell our customers that shocks for newer cars can cost on average $325 to $400 for a set of four shocks on a normal passenger sedan.
Older Vehicles (1994 – 2005)
The shocks for older model cars and trucks are designed simpler and usually more readily available. Typically the cost of shocks for older vehicles can run about $40 less than shocks for newer model vehicles.
How can I tell if I need new shocks for my vehicle?
When trying to determine if our customers in the greater Colorado Springs area need new shocks, our automotive shock specialists tell them that if possible follow these four simple steps:
- Position one’s self to a corner of the vehicle and directly above a wheel.
- With firm gestures, push down on the body of the vehicle and bounce the vehicle up and down 3 to 4 times
- When releasing the vehicle observe the reaction. When the bouncing ceases within one rise and fall after stopping the shocks are working properly. When the vehicle continues to bounce repeatedly the shocks are more than likely worn.
- Trans Tech Auto & Truck suggests that the shocks be inspected with a flashlight. The wheels may need to be turned to provide access when kneeled down to see them. Using the flashlight one should inspect the shocks to see if liquid is present. If liquid is present it may indicate that hydraulic fluid is leaking through faulty seals and most likely needs to be replaced.
How does my vehicle’s suspension system work?
If the roads of around the Colorado Springs area were perfectly level, a suspension system in your car or truck would not be required. But as we all know, the roads around the Colorado Springs are anything but level. Even the various highways around the Colorado Springs area have divots and bumps that when interacting with the wheels can result in the vehicle being jogged up and down. Void of a suspension system the bumps would directly impact the vehicle’s frame. The wheels of the vehicle would lose connection with the street and slam back onto the street surface, leaving the vehicle’s occupants with a ride similar to riding in a toy wagon. But fortunately, the suspension system of a vehicle moves the vehicle smoothly forward while the tires follow the bumps in the road.
How much does a suspension repair cost?
The technicians at Trans Tech Auto & Truck are often asked by our customers in the Colorado Springs area how much a suspension repair can cost. The suspension system in a vehicle is comprised of ball joints (linkages), shock absorbers and struts, and springs. The role of the suspension is to help the wheels maintain proper contact / friction with various road hindrances. The cost to replace a suspension in Colorado Springs is generally between $1,000 to $2,200 but can cost more for various luxury cars or specialty vehicles. The final cost of a suspension repair can depend on the type of vehicle, ie. make and model, year of vehicle, and the total amount of underside rust and wear. When Trans Tech Auto & Truck does suspension repair we will usually recommend both left and right sides be replaced at the same time, and contingent on overall wear and tear, both the rear and front suspension systems should be repaired at the same time. This helps avoid new suspension parts increase the stress of older and more worn parts. It should be mentioned that when considering the cost of suspension repair in the Colorado Springs area that when a suspension repair is completed a full wheel alignment may be necessary can add about $60 to $120 dollars to the total suspension repair cost.