Ties that Bind

Suspension Systems

Your steering system is vital to performance and safety. With so many complex components it is best to have your steering systems checked by professionals. At Kovach's, we assure you that you and your family's safety is our number one concern. We are true experts regarding your entire steering system as well as specializing in undercarriage maintenance.

Tie rods are suspension components that relay force from the steering center link or the rack gear to the steering knuckle, which enables the wheels to turn. When this component becomes worn or loose, it causes a feathered wear pattern on the tires. One simple and effective way to detect worn tie rod ends involves lifting the suspension and rocking the front wheel back and forth. If there is any play, it is an indication that the tie rods must be replaced. One end of the tie rod has a threaded adjusting sleeve, which is used to set the "toe" during an alignment. Thus, it is necessary to have a front end alignment done once the tie rods have been replaced.

Helpful Tip: Symptoms of worn or loose tie ends include erratic steering and wandering.

The suspension system, while not essential to the general operation of a motor vehicle, makes a big difference in the amount of satisfaction while driving. Shocks and struts help determine how much the suspension is allowed to move. It acts as a bridge between the road and the occupants of the vehicle.

The majority of our suspension service customers come from Brighton, Hartland, Howell, Pinckney, Whitmore Lake, Hamburg, along with, South Lyon, New Hudson, Wixom, Milford, Highland, and Clyde. Kovach's generates repeat business, simply because they have so much to offer their customers.