- Multi-link suspension
- Trailing-arm suspension
- Coil spring suspension
- Twin I-beam suspension
- MacPherson strut
- Transverse leaf spring suspension
- ECU REMAP
A car’s suspension is a major component of a car's worth. It not only provides stability and handling by applying maximum friction between the tyres and the road surface, but also increases the safety factor as well. We see many customers finally coming to us after spending large amounts of money (often wasted) on suspension repairs due to incorrect diagnosis and replacement of parts which were not the real cause of problem. Your vehicle's suspension system is comprised of several components; the main one being springs and shock absorbers. It also houses bushes, shackles, anti-sway bars, links and spacers.
Suspension contributes to the overall safe handling and braking of a car. It also creates a comfortable ride for the passengers by isolating them from road noise and vibration. The critical role of suspension is to keep the wheels in contact with the road as much as possible because traction alone is not be sufficient enough to ensure safe handling.
At Hitech Auto Electrical and Mechanical Auto Service we specialise in all types of suspension repairs. We work equally well with older models, right through to today’s technological vehicles that are equipped with advanced features which enhance suspension, giving superior ride and handling as well as safety characteristics. No matter what the problem is, or the type of suspension on your vehicle, our professional technicians will be able to repair and/or replace your suspension, just like it was when it came out of the factory - complete with enhanced durability and strength.
It is important to be alert to the warning signs that the wheels might be out of alignment. Uneven tyre tread wear is a sign that the car was driven for quite a while with an improper wheel alignment. Often, the inner tyre tread will wear down smooth while there is still plenty of outer tread left, or visa-versa. The result of this will mean that your tyres will have to be replaced sooner rather than later. Often your driving behaviour will decide how often your vehicle requires a wheel alignment. In order to preserve the wheel alignment on a vehicle avoid potholes, climbing curbs and parking up against curbs. If you have to climb a curb, do it very slowly and at a slight angle.
Shock absorbers do exactly what their name suggests, they absorb energy from movement that comes from accelerating, braking and driving on uneven surfaces. This movement creates vertical energy that travels through the vehicle’s frame. Without shock absorbers this energy would cause the vehicle to jump leaving the driver with minimal control.
As the shocks absorb this energy, the vehicle always has maximum friction and contact with the road. When driving, a vehicle’s shock absorbers are always in use. It's because of this that they will lose their ability to function properly over time. If you don’t have them checked by a trained technician, you can run into serious braking, steering and control problems.
Hitech Auto Electrical and Mechanical Auto Service specialises in the replacement of all types of shock absorbers and works across all the major brands including passenger, 4-Wheel drive and light commercial vehicles.
The wheel bearings allow the wheels of a vehicle to rotate easily and also supports the weight of the vehicle. In order to achieve this, wheel bearings always need to be in good condition and free of leaks (keeping the lubricant inside and contaminants out).
Dirt and debris gradually collects in the steering fluid over time. If the fluid becomes excessively contaminated, it could lead to problems within the vehicle’s steering system. To avoid this problem, the fluid should be flushed out and replaced with new fluid.
One of the biggest challenges facing the motor vehicle industry lays in the actual design of the power transmission system because the engine’s power does not simply get transmitted to the wheels in a straight line.
At some point, the drive shaft needs to transmit power at an angle to reach the wheels. The CV joints allow this to happen by transmitting power at a constant rotational speed whilst also at an angle, without any noticeable increase in friction.
Damaged CV’s become noisy and must be attended to before it breaks down completely. Such breakdowns can be really costly and inconvenient, especially if it happens on a busy motorway or tunnel. Under certain conditions it can even be the cause for serious accidents.
As long as a CV joint is well lubricated where sand and other dirt cannot penetrate it, you can expect good performance from the CV for many years. It is therefore important to ensure that the CV boots, which forms a protective shield around the CV, is replaced as soon as it becomes damaged so the lubricant is not allowed to leak out.
This is a system which provides mechanical assistance for the steering of a car. Most power steering systems in motor vehicles are controlled by hydraulic pressure which is delivered by a special rotor or rotary vane pump and powered by the vehicle’s engine.