Steering & Suspension Rockingham

Claassen Mechanical: Rockingham’s Experts in Steering & Suspension Repairs

Hey there, Rockingham drivers! Have you ever wondered why sometimes your car doesn’t handle as smoothly as it used to? Or why your ride feels bumpier than a rollercoaster? If you nodded your head, it’s high time you got your steering and suspension systems checked. And who better to turn to than your friendly neighborhood car mechanic, Claassen Mechanical?

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The Lowdown on Power Steering

First, let’s talk about power steering. You know, the thing that lets you take sharp corners like a pro and helps you steer without breaking a sweat. If you’re having a tough time turning the wheel or you’re hearing some weird sounds when you do, it’s a good sign that your power steering needs some love. Our team will check everything—from the rack mounts to the pumps and belts—to make sure your car steers as smooth as butter.

Bounce Test for Suspension

Now, onto suspension. If you’ve ever wondered if there’s an issue, try the good ol’ bounce test. Press down hard on one corner of your car. If it bounces back more than once, your shocks or struts are probably asking for a retirement party. Don’t ignore this! Worn-out suspension parts don’t just make your drive uncomfortable; they can also be a safety risk.

Annual Checks are a Must

We always tell our customers, come in for a steering and suspension check at least once a year. It’s a small investment of time that can save you from bigger headaches (and repair bills) down the line. Plus, you’ll get the peace of mind that comes from knowing your ride is as safe as it can be.
So, if you’re in Rockingham or nearby areas and you’re feeling any sort of off-vibes from your car’s handling, give us a shout. Your safety is our top priority, and we’re here to make sure your car serves you well, mile after mile.

Services We Offer at Claassen Mechanical:

Hey, Rockingham folks! Wondering what Claassen Mechanical can do for you? Well, we’ve got a range of services tailored to make sure you’re always in control of your car, enjoying a ride as smooth as it gets. Here’s the lowdown on what we offer:

Steering Repairs & Maintenance:

  • Power Steering Repair & Fluid Replacement: If your steering wheel feels like it’s fighting you, you might need a power steering check. We can repair any issues and replace the fluid to ensure turning those corners stays a breeze.
  • Steering Gear & Pump Repairs: Hear a whining noise when you turn the wheel? You might need some work on your steering gear and pump. We make sure all the mechanisms that help you steer are in tip-top shape.
  • Tie Rod Replacement: If your car’s steering feels loose or you find your tires wearing unevenly, it might be a tie rod issue. We’ll replace them and get your car driving straight again.

Suspension Repairs & Maintenance

  • Strut and Shock Replacement: If your ride’s gotten rough or you feel the car bouncing more than a yo-yo, it’s probably time for new struts or shocks. We offer quality replacements that will have you sailing smoothly over those bumps.
  • Suspension Bushing Replacement: Bad bushings can cause your car to feel unstable and increase tire wear. We replace worn-out or damaged bushings to restore your vehicle’s original performance.
  • Wheel Alignment: Pulling to the side? Tires wearing out unevenly? It sounds like you need a wheel alignment. Our precise alignment services ensure your tires meet the road at the right angle, improving handling and extending tire life.

Signs It's Time to Visit Claassen Mechanical for Steering & Suspension Services in Rockingham

Hey there, Rockingham drivers! Ever notice that sometimes driving isn’t as smooth or straightforward as it should be? You’re not imagining things; these quirks could be warning signs that your car’s steering and suspension systems need attention. Here’s what to look out for:

Difficulty Turning the Steering Wheel

  • What it Means: If turning your steering wheel feels like a gym workout, you likely have a problem with your power steering system.
  • How We Help: At Claassen Mechanical, we check everything from power steering fluid to the mechanical components, ensuring smooth and easy turns every time you drive.

Unusual Noises When Turning the Wheel

  • What it Means: Hearing groans or squeaks when you turn? This usually indicates an issue with your steering gear or pump.
  • How We Help: Our experts will get to the root of the noise, replacing or repairing any parts that are causing these unsettling sounds.

Car Pulls to One Side

  • What it Means: If your car is pulling to one side, you’re likely dealing with alignment issues or uneven tire wear, often a symptom of a suspension problem.
  • How We Help: We’ll perform a wheel alignment and check all suspension components to ensure your car drives straight and true.

Excessive Bouncing or Swaying During Bumps

  • What it Means: Feeling like you’re in a theme park ride over every little bump? Your shocks or struts might be worn out.
  • How We Help: Claassen Mechanical offers top-quality strut and shock replacements that restore your car’s stability and comfort.

Uneven Tire Wear

  • What it Means: This usually signifies a suspension issue or wheel alignment problem, leading to decreased tire lifespan and compromised safety.
  • How We Help: Our comprehensive suspension check also includes inspecting for uneven tire wear. If needed, we’ll perform a wheel alignment to maximize your tire lifespan and improve safety.

Difficulty Turning the Steering Wheel

  • What it Means: If turning your steering wheel feels like a gym workout, you likely have a problem with your power steering system.
  • How We Help: At Claassen Mechanical, we check everything from power steering fluid to the mechanical components, ensuring smooth and easy turns every time you drive.

Noticed any of these symptoms? Don’t let them slide. Come on down to Claassen Mechanical in Rockingham for a thorough inspection by our skilled mechanics. We offer tailored solutions to get your car running like it should—safe, smooth, and reliable.

Frequently Asked Questions

How often should I get my steering and suspension checked?

We recommend having your steering and suspension systems inspected at least once a year or whenever you notice any of the warning signs mentioned above.

What are the signs that my power steering needs attention?

Difficulty in turning the steering wheel and unusual noises when turning are common signs that your power steering system needs inspection.

How long does a steering or suspension service typically take?

The duration can vary depending on the issue but generally expect to spend at least an hour for a comprehensive inspection and service.

Are your replacement parts covered under warranty?

Yes, all replacement parts used for steering and suspension repairs are covered by a manufacturer’s warranty.

What brands of replacement parts do you use?

We use high-quality parts that meet or exceed manufacturer specifications, ensuring longevity and performance.

How much does it cost to replace shock absorbers?

The cost can vary depending on the make and model of your vehicle. Contact us for a precise quote.

Can I still drive my car if I suspect a steering or suspension issue?

It’s not advisable to continue driving with a potential steering or suspension issue as it can compromise your safety and further damage your vehicle.

What other services do you offer at Claassen Mechanical?

Apart from steering and suspension services, we offer a wide range of automotive repair and maintenance services. Check our Services page for more information.

Do I need to book an appointment for steering and suspension services?

While walk-ins are welcome, booking an appointment ensures quicker service.

How do I reach Claassen Mechanical for an appointment?

You can either give us a call or use the online booking form on our website to schedule your appointment.

Why Choose Claassen Mechanical

We've Got the Years Under Our Belt

Johan Claassen, our founder, has been in love with all things automotive for over 20 years. That’s not just a number; it’s a treasure trove of wisdom, expertise, and hands-on experience. When you hand over your keys to us, you’re getting more than a service—you’re getting decades of dedication.

One-Stop Shop for All Your Rides

Got a sedan that needs a tune-up or a truck that’s been lagging lately? Maybe some plant equipment that’s acting up? Don’t worry; we’ve seen it all and fixed it all. Petrol or diesel, vintage or brand new, we’ve got the skills to get you back on the road.

High-Tech Meets High Touch

Here, we pair modern tech with the kind of craftsmanship that’s been passed down through generations. We’ve got the gadgets to diagnose issues with pinpoint accuracy, but we also know when a problem needs a good old-fashioned wrench.

No Beating Around the Bush

We’re straight shooters who tell it like it is. You won’t find any technical mumbo-jumbo here or hidden costs that give you a shock. We keep you in the loop, giving you the lowdown on what we’re doing, how long it’ll take, and what it’ll cost.

Quality Doesn’t Have to Cost an Arm and a Leg

We believe everyone deserves excellent service without the sky-high bills. You won’t find any shortcuts or compromise in quality here, just fair, affordable prices for work that stands up to scrutiny.

We’re Your Neighbors

We’re not some big, faceless chain; we’re your fellow Rockingham community members. We want to see familiar faces coming back year after year, not because you have to, but because you want to. Our doors are always open for a chat, even if it’s just about the weather or last night’s game.

Your Satisfaction is Our Fuel

We don’t just aim to meet your expectations; we strive to exceed them. And if we’re not hitting the mark, we want to know. Your happiness isn’t just good business; it’s why we get out of bed in the morning.

So, why settle for less? Choose Claassen Mechanical for service that goes the extra mile. We’re eager to meet you, and even more eager to impress you.


Troy Jarvis
Troy Jarvis
The call out fee is respectable. If I was into guys this one would be my Knight in shining armour 🤴 I took the offer to fix the problem myself with some education & saved myself many hundreds of dollars 💸 🤗
Kiara Marsh
Kiara Marsh
Best Mechanics they do a great job for a good price and are lovely to deal with. Highly recommend
Nathan Noobly
Nathan Noobly
Amazing attention to detail and very passionate about fixing cars, 100% recommended


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