Steering & Suspension
Steering and suspension systems are important in all types of vehicles, but they’re especially important in heavy trucks and tractor trailers. Without a working steering and suspension system, you will not only have a difficult time controlling your big rig, but you’ll also experience a very bumpy and unpleasant ride. Here at Dixon Fleet Services, we offer wheel alignments that will help keep your truck running smoothly and reliably in all types of road conditions.
It’s impossible to have responsive steering if you have poor wheel alignment. Here are a few of the most common indications that our wheels may need to be aligned:
• The steering wheel is crooked even when you’re driving straight ahead.
• Your truck begins to drift to the side as soon as you lift your hands from the steering wheel.
• You feel an excessive pull on the steering wheel even when you’re driving straight.
• The steering wheel feels like it’s vibrating or shimmying when you’re in motion.
• Uneven tire wear.
If you notice any of these signs, it’s time to get a wheel alignment. Without it, your tires won’t last as long, you could get poorer gas mileage and other components of your steering and suspension systems could be negatively affected.
In some cases, a simple wheel alignment is not sufficient to control your vehicle’s movements. We may recommend a total alignment for some trucks. This service will improve handling and facilitate safer driving. It will also help you obtain better gas mileage and reduce uneven tire wear.
As part of your total alignment service, we may maintain or replace your truck’s structs and/or shocks. This will improve movement and handling and will extend the life of your vehicle and its components. We may also service your air suspension system and leaf springs. In all cases, we’ll carefully examine your rig to determine exactly what services it needs to perform optimally. We’ll run all recommended services by you and get your approval before we begin working on anything.
Ready to find out if wheel alignments and other services can help your truck handle more smoothly? Stop by our Zebulon, NC location today or schedule our 24/7 roadside service if you need access to our top-quality services when you’re stranded on the side of the road. You are also welcome to submit your information through our online form at your convenience, and we’ll get in touch with you as soon as we can.