Have you noticed uneven tire wear? Or while driving have you noticed: an off-center steering wheel? swaying, drifting or pulling? difficult steering? Any of these symptoms may indicate the need for service or repairs to your vehicle’s steering and suspension system.

At Clear Lake Auto Service, we have certified technicians who will perform a professional inspection of the system, providing you with a complete analysis of the current conditions and repair cost estimate.Clear Lake Auto Service is a full-service steering and suspension repair facility.

Hunter alignment equipment Clear Lake Auto ServiceAlignment

A properly-aligned vehicle can protect you from spending hundreds of dollars in tire replacement and suspension repairs. That’s why we recommend having your vehicle’s alignment checked every 6 months or 6,000 miles. At Clear Lake Auto Service, certified technicians perform alignments using Hunter alignment equipment’s computerized technology for state-of-the-art accuracy. There are two types of alignments performed based on the vehicle’s construction:

All-Wheel Full Adjustable Alignment

For vehicles with adjustable rear suspensions, we adjust the front and rear wheels perfectly parallel to the vehicle’s geometric centerline. The results are four wheels parallel with the steering wheel perfectly centered.

All Wheel Thrust Angle Alignment

For vehicles with non-adjustable rear suspension, we determine the rear wheels’ thrust line (the direction in which they push) and then adjust the front wheels to be perfectly parallel with the rear thrust line. The results are front wheels precisely aligned with the thrust line of the rear wheels, all four wheels parallel and the steering wheel perfectly centered.

Key alignment services include:

Alignment Check

  • Inspect steering and suspension system including tire condition and air pressure
  • Put vehicle on alignment rack, mount and compensate sensors
  • Print out alignment readings

Clear Lake Auto Service Standard Alignment

  • All-wheel thrust angle or full adjustable alignment
  • Inspect steering and suspension system including tire condition and air pressure
  • Put vehicle on alignment rack, mount and compensate sensors
  • Print out initial alignment readings
  • Adjust alignment angles to manufacturer’s specifications
  • Print out final alignment readings to verify alignment is within specification
  • Road test vehicle
  • 12 month/12,000 mile warranty

Steering, Suspension and Drive Line Parts

Worn steering, suspension and drive line components can cause noise, vibration, premature tire wear and misalignment. That’s why we perform a complete steering and suspension system inspection with every alignment. By replacing worn parts you regain steering control and handling which will return your vehicle to its original operating performance. Clear Lake Auto Service provides full service in steering, suspension and drive line parts replacement. We carry brand name parts, such as Napa, Moog, Gabriel, and others, with most carrying a Lifetime Warranty on parts and labor.

Key parts we repair or replace include:

  • Ball joints
  • Bushings
  • Sway bar links
  • Center links
  • Idler arms/Pitman arms
  • Rack and pinion units
  • Tie rod ends/sleeves
  • CV joints/boots
  • CV axle half shafts
  • Shock absorbers
  • MacPherson struts/cartridges