Steering & Suspension Services in Littleton, CO

The suspension and steering components are nearly as important as the oil in the engine or the engine itself. Especially on a light duty truck!

If one or more steering and suspension components are out, you might be unable to control the truck. Some customers might experience what is referred to as “Death Wobble” due to steering system failures.

Branch Automotive can repair your pick-up truck to eliminate the Death Wobble. You might be able to drive when certain suspension components malfunction, but it won’t be very comfortable. When other suspension components break, it is not safe to drive at all.  

If you suspect you have a steering and suspension issue, regardless of how minor it is, contact Branch Automotive at (303) 771-2224 immediately. We are conveniently located at 6030 E County Line Road, Littleton, CO 80126.

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About Steering of Diesel Vehicles

The primary function of the vehicle’s steering is to give you control over where the vehicle goes. The steering system consists of certain components. Depending on your vehicle’s steering system, some of the steering components may differ. These components include:

  • Steering wheel
  • Steering shaft
  • Steering column
  • Tie rods
  • Steering rack
  • Idler arms
  • Pitman arm
  • Drag link or center link
  • Power steering pump
  • Power steering hoses
  • Gearbox
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Your vehicle may have steering rack and pinion steering or a steering gear box as part of your power steering system. If any part malfunctions, you might notice a grinding or whining noise, the steering wheel isn’t lined up, or the vehicle drifts across the road while driving straight.

If you notice any of these symptoms or have any suspicion your vehicle’s steering is malfunctioning, contact the diesel experts at Branch Automotive immediately. We’ll get your steering back to optimal performance in no time.

About Suspension of Diesel Vehicles

A vehicle’s suspension is made from many components. If certain components malfunction, you cannot drive the vehicle safely. The diesel repair mechanics at Branch Automotive in Littleton, CO can check the suspension system and do repairs if necessary.

The suspension is part of the chassis and tied to the frame, steering system, tires, and wheels. It consists of springs, dampers (shocks or struts), and sway bars. It may include coil springs, leaf springs, torsion bars, or air springs.

Shocks and struts absorb the bumps. Sway bars (sometimes called anti-roll bars) provide stability, especially in corners.

The front suspension could be solid axle or independent suspension. 

  • Solid axle: The front suspension has a rigid front axle that connects to the wheels. 
  • Independent: The wheels move independently of each other. The axles are separate.

A vehicle’s rear suspension may also be solid axle or independent suspension. Instead of a long rear axle that spans the vehicle, the rear wheels may be independently sprung. 

If both the front and rear suspensions are independent, you have ‘four-wheel independent suspension.”

Contact Branch Automotive in Littleton, CO for Steering & Suspension Services

If you need steering or suspension repairs in Littleton, CO, contact Branch Automotive at (303) 771-2224. We are conveniently located at 6030 East County Line Road, Littleton, CO 80126-3919.