29 Weber St N
Waterloo, ON N2J 3G5


Your vehicle’s steering and suspension systems cooperate to keep your tires on the road and your car in check. Directing your vehicle by turning the steering wheel seems fairly simple up until a power steering issue makes your steering wheel difficult to turn or a suspension issue makes your entire vehicle difficult to manage, raising a serious safety concern.

It is important to make a diagnostic appointment if your car bounces, sways, squeaks, or requires effort just to turn the wheel. Our BAC Auto Centre technicians will thoroughly examine your steering, suspension, and other potential reasons why your car isn’t handling as it should. We’ll take the time to go over the state of your car with you and let you know which repairs need to be done right away and which can wait for a later date.

Our Steering and Suspension Services

Power Steering Service

Navigating through the roads effortlessly is made possible by your vehicle's power steering system. A power steering service ensures that this vital component operates seamlessly, providing you with better control and a smoother driving experience. This service involves inspecting the power steering fluid, and the entire steering system for any wear and tear.

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Suspension Service

Your vehicle's suspension system is pivotal in ensuring a smooth and controlled ride. At BAC Auto Centre, we specialize in providing top-notch suspension services that promise not only enhanced driving comfort but also improved vehicle stability and control. From shock and strut replacements to comprehensive suspension system overhauls, we've got you covered.

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Stabilizer Bar Service

A stabilizer bar, also known as a sway bar or anti-roll bar, plays a pivotal role in ensuring the stability and smooth handling of a vehicle, effectively minimizing body roll particularly while navigating through sharp turns. Our Stabilizer Bar Service involves inspecting, maintaining, and potentially replacing components to uphold optimal vehicular performance.

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Here are some signs that your power steering system may need service:

  1. Difficulty Steering

Hard Steering: If the steering wheel is hard to turn or feels stiff.

Loose Steering: If the steering wheel is too easy to move or feels sloppy.

  1. Noises While Turning the Wheel

Squealing or Whining: Hearing a squeal or whine when you turn the steering wheel.

Groaning or Creaking: A low-pitched groaning or creaking noise especially during slow turns.

  1. Steering Wheel Vibrations

Shuddering: If the steering wheel vibrates or shudders when it is turned.

  1. Fluid Leaks

Puddles or Spots: Noticing puddles or spots under the vehicle.

Low Fluid Levels: Regularly needing to top off the power steering fluid.

  1. Slow Response

Delayed Movement: If the vehicle doesn’t immediately respond to your steering actions.

  1. Power Steering Light

Warning Light: If the power steering warning light illuminates on the dashboard.

  1. Vehicle Pulling to One Side

Uneven Driving: If the vehicle tends to pull to one side while driving straight.

If your power steering warning light comes on while you are driving, it is recommended that you pull over once it is safe to do so to further investigate. The first thing to do is check the power steering fluid level within the power steering fluid reservoir. If your vehicle is equipped with an electrical power steering system, sometimes turning your engine off and restarting can reset the light.

A car’s suspension system is crucial for ensuring a smooth and controlled ride. When it’s damaged or failing, you might notice several signs that indicate it’s time for a check-up or repair. Here are some common signs that your car’s suspension might be damaged:

  1. Rough Ride
  2. Drifting or Pulling
  3. Uneven Tire Wear
  4. Nose Dives and Rear Squats
  5. Bouncing
  6. Leaking Fluids
  7. Difficulty Steering
  8. Knocking or Clunking Noise
  9. Visible Damage
  10. Poor Handling

Always prioritize safety and consult with a professional mechanic if you experience any of these signs. Regular maintenance and checks can help prevent severe suspension issues and ensure a safe driving experience.

Vehicle suspension should typically be checked at regular intervals for optimal performance and safety. A general guideline is to have a professional inspect the suspension system annually and every 8,000 to 15,000 kilometers as part of routine maintenance. However, immediate checks are crucial if you encounter issues like unusual noises, uneven tire wear, or if the vehicle pulls to one side. Additionally, after hitting a pothole or curb, a suspension check is advisable to prevent potential issues. Always refer to your vehicle’s manual for specific manufacturer recommendations regarding suspension checks and maintenance.

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What our Clients Say

Had my tires swapped, and oil change done. Excellent. Staff are always professional, friendly and honest. I have been coming here for years abd gave referred others here as well. Staff are always willing to look at anything extra that I’m concerned about on my car. I will continue to cone here and recommend BAC Auto Centre on Weber to anyone who wants a no-nonsense, professional place.

Jennifer Weber

Being a new car owner it was very important to me to find a mechanic that I could trust. Their prices are great and when it came to choosing a new battery they offered me the most affordable options. Everybody over at BAC Auto Centre is super welcoming and truly make every decision an easy one. I would recommend their services to anyone!

Renée Ryan

I have had my car for over 2 years now and have been going to multiple places for oil changes. This has been by far the best place I have come for an oil change. Dean was extremely friendly and the gentleman who worked on my car showed me one thing that is lose but said it’s not mandatory to fix and will not cause any issues. They did not once push any sale onto me as multiple other places have in the past.