Car Care Guide 2014 - (Page 44)

VEHICLE SYSTEMS STEERING AND SUSPENSION WHAT IS IT? WHAT DOES IT DO? The steering and suspension systems are key safety-related systems that largely determine your car's ride and handling. Have these systems checked regularly, at least once a year and usually with a wheel alignment. The suspension maintains the relationship between the wheels and the frame or unibody. The suspension system interacts with the steering system to provide vehicle control. When working properly, the suspension system helps absorb the energy from road irregularities such as potholes and helps to maintain vehicle stability. The steering system transmits your input from the steering wheel to the steering gear and other steering components to control the car's direction. TYPICAL WEAR AND TEAR Over time, steering and suspension components wear out and require 44 | Car Care Guide replacement. Regular checks are critical to maintain a safe car. Factors that affect wear include: * Driving habits * Operating conditions (potholes in roads) * Vehicle type * Type of steering and suspension system * Frequency of regular maintenance such as chassis lubrication and wheel alignment SYMPTOMS * Car pulls to one side * Uneven tire wear * Excessive noise, vibration or bouncing * Loss of control

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Car Care Guide 2014

Maintain Your Vehicle (Interval Service Schedule)
Vehicle Components/Service Notes
TYPICAL MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR 6-23
Introduction
Engine Performance
Oils, Filters and Fluids
Belts and Hoses
Brake Service
Wheels and Tires
Check Engine Light
Air Conditioning
Appearance
VEHICLE SYSTEMS 24-47

Introduction
Belts and Hoses
Brake System
Emission System
Engine Cooling System
Exhaust System
Filters and Fluids
Fuel System
Lighting and Wipers
Batteries
Steering and Suspension
Transmission
CAR CARE AND THE ENVIRONMENT 48-57
Introduction
Fuel Economy and Environmental Awareness
Auto Care Industry Recycles
Rebuilt Engines
Alternative Energies
THE EXTRA MILE 58-69
Introduction
Understanding Your Warranty
Finding an Auto Repair Shop
Careers in the Auto Care Industry
Vehicle Telematics
Connect with the Car Care Council
MAINTENANCE LOG 70-71
INDEX 72-73

Car Care Guide 2014

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