Steering and Suspension Service - (02) 9560 5240

The steering and suspension systems (shocks and struts) work together to make your vehicle's ride safe and comfortable. Most steering systems are power-assisted and are always based on a mechanical connection from the steering wheel to the front tyres. Loose steering can affect safety by making the car harder to steer, and causing the front tyres to wear out more quickly than they should.

The suspension system keeps the driver and passengers from feeling every little bump in the road. It's also important in keeping the driver and passengers safe, because its function is to keep the tyres solidly on the road and maintain vehicle stability when cornering and stopping.

For safety's sake, your car's steering and suspension systems should be examined at least once each year by a trained technician. Leichhardt Automotive technicians can do that for you quickly and efficiently. We will provide you with a honest assessment, and will always offer an estimate of the repair costs before doing any work.

Steering & Suspension Issues

Worn steering, suspension and drive line components can cause noise, vibration, premature tyre wear and misalignment. That's why we perform a complete steering and suspension system inspection with every alignment. By replacing worn parts you regain steering control and handling which will return your vehicle to its original operating performance.

If you are having steering or suspension problems or if you hear unusual noises when driving over bumps or dips in the road, see us for a comprehensive steering and suspension inspection.

A Steering & Suspension Inspection includes;

  • Road test to determine steering & suspension performance
  • Inspection of steering and suspension system
  • A report and evaluation complete with our recommendations
  • An estimate for labour and parts requiring repair or replacement

Power Steering Fluid Check & Flush

Power steering fluid not only helps transfer pressure from the steering wheel to the tyres, it also lubricates the steering system. But like all fluids in your vehicle, power steering fluid wears out over time and must be replaced in order to ensure proper vehicle control and the longevity of steering components.

This service removes harmful contaminants and helps prevent premature wear of steering components, and maintains oil seal condition to help eliminate leaks and ensure appropriate fluid viscosity for maximum power steering performance. Your power steering fluid should be checked with every engine oil change or logbook service.

CV Joint and Boot Service

Each vehicle has so called Constant Velocity (CV) axle which consists of two Constant Velocity joints. The main task of this CV axle is to transfer the torque from the engine to the wheels of your vehicle.

During its work the engine of your car produces a lot of energy and the special mechanism is needed to deliver all this torque to your car's wheels. The CV joints allow all the power that engine gives to be transferred very smoothly.

The most common problem that causes Constant Velocity joints failure is crack in the boot. When the boot is cracked it can no longer protect the mechanism from the moisture and dirt. Dirt gets into the unit which increases the wear of its parts. You can even hear a noise (a clicking noise) during its work. So when you hear that clicking sound in your car's CV joints that can only mean the crack in the boot.


As an Approved NRMA Repairer we really care about the cars we service and repair for our customers. Our highly skilled licensed mechanics are here to deliver whatever services you require, including tyre installation and balancing, full mechanical repair, brake repair, oil service, electrical Diagnostics, and much more...

We take real pride in looking after the cars which we know are so precious to their owners. In fact, in addition to the younger members of staff who are the cutting edge of today’s vehicle technology, many members of our team have more than 20 years service with us, so you can be assured that your vehicle is being worked on by a team of highly qualified, fully experienced motor engineers.


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