Steering and Suspension

Most people don’t think about it, but excessively worn steering components can lead to a total loss of your steering.

Modern cars have very sophisticated steering and suspension systems. In more luxurious models, these systems do an amazing job isolating the passengers from road vibrations and noise.

One of the ways manufacturers control the costs of new cars is by making many components out of much lighter materials than in the past. While they function well, they are not as durable as older, stronger parts used in older models. This means that very minor bumps and bangs on your front end, particularly against the front wheels, can easily damage the components. Most of the time, minor damage to your steering gear may be undetectable from the driver’s seat.

While a catastrophic failure of a part of your cars suspension typically is not as dangerous as a steering failure, worn suspension parts can cause poor handling and a rough ride. Your ability to control your car at high speeds typical on interstate highways can be dangerously reduced.

Frequently an inspection by a skilled mechanic is the only way to spot worn steering and suspension parts. Don’t risk the safety of you and your family, stop in soon so I can check out your car and keep your travels safe!


“I arrived a little early for my appointment yesterday and saw the owner, Alan Bowers, go out of his way to help two different customers save money on their repairs. It makes me feel good when I see a business owner put their customer before them self and do what is genuinely the right thing. I will keep taking my cars to Alan Bowers at Wyoming Service Center for service.”

-Erik Fabricius-Olsen

Let me start by saying that I am a mechanic. I’ve wrenched on cars and motorcycles since I was 8 years old. Sometimes I get busy or just run into a job that I don’t have the energy for. When this happens, I go to the Wyoming Service Center and let Alan handle it. I’ve used Alan for about 20 years now. I go there because he is an excellent mechanic, something that is hard to find these days. He’ll get it right the first time. Whenever I have a friend who needs car repair I always send them to the Wyoming Service Center because I know Alan will do them right!

– Steve Karr

Excellent general auto repair+service in convenient location. WSC has provided complete maintenance care to my vehicles for a year. In that time, I have had numerous conversations on a myriad of mechanical problems, methods and materials for achieving better automotive performance. Owner Alan Bowers always listens and responds with most practical and economic solution, with full billing explanation and disclosure.

– E. Dwyer