The Lamborghini brand is known for its engineering excellence especially when it comes to design and technology. Lamborghini engines are rated as one of the best performing engines in the world, a major reason why the brand manufactures engines for racing teams – with the inclusion of Formula One cars. High-end engines aside, Lamborghini’s suspension and steering are a major problem.
The Lamborghini Suspension and Steering System
The suspension and steering system is an integral part of the vehicle. The primary function of the suspension system is to allow for free movement of the car wheels while effectively maintaining the weight of the car to keep it suspended and stable. A conventional suspension system is made up of struts, ball joints, shock absorbers, springs, and tires. The steering system, on the other hand, converts the energy from the rotating motion of the steering wheel to the swiveling of the tires. The steering system is made up of a rack and pinion assembly, steering gear box, pitman arm, idler arm and tie rods.
Signs of a Faulty Suspension and Steering System
Suspension and steering problems pose a major safety risk, and if you suspect a malfunction in the system, you should have your car examined. Warning indicators that your suspension and steering system is faulty include; excessive and persistent noise when driving over bumps or making a turn, wandering or shaking wheels which could cause the vehicle to bounce, poor steering control, uneven wearing of the tires, etc. Essentially, the suspension and steering system is designed to ensure a stable and smooth ride, so if you are experiencing a bumpy and harsh drive, then it may be time to book an appointment with your mechanic.
Fixing a Faulty Suspension and Steering System
To repair a defective suspension and steering system, we will have first to determine the cause of the issue. Numerous issues could cause a suspension and steering problem such as worn out or lose components like shock absorbers and struts, unbalanced wheels, leaking shocks, uneven tire wear, a malfunctioning power steering, etc. Sometimes your suspension and steering problems could also be because of improper wheel alignment. Once we have determined the cause, we will proceed with repairs. The faulty components will get replaced or repaired, depending on the extent of the damage.
Sometimes all your vehicle may require is proper lubrication of the internal components of the system to keep the car running smoothly. If your car isn’t running smoothly because of an alignment problem, we will correct the issue by squaring the vehicle’s wheels and axles such that the steering wheel is centered, and everything is moving in the same direction. Do not take your suspension and steering system for granted, the wearing out of a single component in the system can start a chain reaction that could cause safety hazards in the future. Your Lamborghini is a superior vehicle, and regular maintenance and servicing is the best way of ensuring it stays that way.