Land Rover has remained popular among drivers for decades because of its comfort as well as unrivaled performance on and off the road. The proper maintenance of the vehicle will no doubt help retain its high performance and ensure longevity. However, the vehicle becomes susceptible to wear and tear due to constant use. One such part that fails over time is the steering shaft.
The steering shaft is an essential component of your Land Rover steering system. It connects the steering wheel to the vehicle wheels. The steering shaft is responsible for transmitting the motion of the steering wheel to the vehicle’s wheels and the subsequent navigation of your car to the direction you steered. The failure of the steering shaft can not go unnoticed because driving becomes strenuous and discomforting.
Since the steering shaft is responsible for transmitting the motion of the steering wheel to the vehicle’s wheels, when the shaft becomes faulty, you may notice the following signs:
Whenever you notice any of the signs discussed above, you should immediately take your vehicle for service to have the issue examined.
One of the causes of a failed steering shaft can be a broken seal. The steering shaft has sealed needle bearings that keep water out, thereby preventing the grease on the needle from drying up. The consequence of the grease drying up is that the bearings are exposed to moisture leading to corrosion and rusting.
When this happens, the steering shaft will begin to fail, and you may start to notice one or more of the symptoms discussed above. When you notice any of the signs above, bring your vehicle in for service to avoid putting yourself and other road users at risk, as the failure of the steering shaft can sometimes be catastrophic.
The Land Rover engineers always have safety and comfort in mind while designing their vehicles. Finding mechanics you can trust to carry out repairs and service is also crucial to maintaining your safety and comfort.
For drivers throughout the Rowlett area, that means the expert mechanics at Rowlett Motorwerks. Over the years, we have offered complete maintenance and repairs for import, domestic, and European vehicles, including your Land Rover. Our mechanics know these vehicles inside and out and employ factory-grade tools and equipment to ensure accurate service.
Rowlett Motorwerks is located in Rowlett, TX, and we are also the go-to technicians for drivers in Garland, Rockwall, Sachse, and Wylie. Please call or visit our shop today to schedule your next appointment!