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STRAIGHT TALK ABOUT STEERING (Loose Steering)

Posted March 29, 2020 12:30 PM

Perhaps you've heard someone use the term "loose steering." And it's pretty much what it sounds like.  You turn the steering wheel and the vehicle's wheels don't seem to go exactly where you thought you were pointing them.  You have to constantly make steering adjustments. 

Loose steering is sloppy steering, and it can be a safety hazard.  You need to be able to control your vehicle with pretty much the same precision as the way it was when it came off the assembly line.  

If the steering in your vehicle is starting to feel loose and sloppy, there may be some significant suspension issues that need examining by a trained technician.

How do you know if your vehicle needs to be looked at? Try turning the steering wheel and see how much play is in it.  One rule of thumb: if you can turn it the distance of a quarter and a dime placed side by side without seeing the outside wheels move, it's time to have it inspected by one of our technicians.

Our B & M Auto Specialist technician will examine those components that are supposed to work together to make sure your steering is tight and precise.  They are linked together by things called (of course) linkages.

When these linkage components were new, they all fit together tightly and moved together to make sure your wheels responded quickly and precisely to your movements of the steering wheel.   

But hit a few potholes, travel over a couple of rough railroad tracks and those metal components can be damaged or bent.  Given enough time, they will simply wear out. Our trained B & M Auto Specialist technician can inspect all of those parts and determine what needs to be repaired and/or replaced.  

Keep your steering tight.  Loose or sloppy steering can be dangerous.  Thank goodness it usually warns you in plenty of time before it fails completely. Just straight talk… about steering.

B & M Auto Specialist
710 Navco Dr
Lafayette, IN 47905
765-448-4532
http://www.bmautospecialists.com



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    , 03/09/2020

    Found the part I couldn't find anywhere else!

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    , 03/05/2020

    Great place and excellent work. Friendly staff and very helpful!

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    , 02/06/2020

    They were quick and efficient in servicing my car and gave a written recommendation which was honored by Firestone.

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    , 01/11/2020

    Good service..

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    , 01/02/2020

    I highly recommend for any electrical repairs on your car to go to this place!

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    , 12/08/2019

    They do good work at a reasonable price

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    , 12/06/2019

    Very helpful

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    , 11/02/2019

    I have used B&M quite often for electrical issues and parts. If you can?t figure it out, they will!! The customer service is pretty good. The one thing I will tell you is with this place, you definitely pay for what you get!

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    Great customer service!

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    Alternator went out. Called B & M electric and they told me to come in. They installed it immediately. It was excellent service! They put it on and we was right on our way in less than an hour!!

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    Was an amazing place to take electronic devices to get repairs.

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    Excellent service. The owner was very nice and very helpful.

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    I've had nothing but good experiences here. Over the years I've pulled several failing alternators and starters and brought them in for overhaul. Most recently they diagnosed a bad alternator pulley. I couldn't get the alternator out myself, due to hidden bolts and zero clearance, so I had them do the whole job. Sure, they charge for their time, and expect to cover costs and make a profit. What's wrong with that?

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    These guys are professionals. The work they did on my Jeep couldn't have been done better anywhere else.

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    Always great service here.

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    Excellent prompt and professional service. Very good!

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    I am the owner of Auto Express, and B & M services cars for us to prep them for sale on a daily basis. They have great mechanics and very reasonable prices. I would recommend them for all your auto repairs!

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    Fast service, competitive prices...what more could you want? I hope not to come back, but if I have to, I will. You should too.

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