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TLC Auto & Truck Repair Service Center

230 NY-109, Farmingdale, NY 11735

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Rack and Pinion Replacement Service

Serving Long Island since 1991. Give us a call we are happy to assist you.

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WHAT IS RACK AND PINION REPLACEMENT?

How This Service Can Keep Your Car Running Smoothly

Rack and pinion steering is a common mechanism in modern vehicles, since it is relatively easy to maintain and tends to work well for a variety of models. 

 

When this system does need to be replaced, it’s usually because there are already signs of a problem, such as difficulty steering or a vehicle “pulling” to one side even when you’re driving straight. In this case, replacing your rack and pinion can clear up these issues, improve gas mileage, and often gives you a smoother ride.

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TLC Auto & Truck has been around since 1991, so we’ve had thirty years to build our reputation. Our customers love us because we’re experienced, quality oriented, honest, and reliable. You will too.

LOCK IN THE BENEFITS OF YOUR RACK & PINION REPLACEMENT

Once your replacement is complete, we make it easy for you to keep your vehicle in top condition with these additional services:

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STEERING SUPPORT

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WHY CHOOSE US

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We are well-equipped for fleet repair and maintenance. We currently work with fleet management companies: Element, ARI, LeasePlan, Ge Capital.

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FREE PICK-UP & DROP-OFF*

No second vehicle? No worries. we’ve got your back, we’ll pick you up and drop you off for free!

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30 years of experience

30+ YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

We’ve been reliably repairing cars, trucks, trailers, and RV’s for almost 30 years.

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WE REPAIR EVERYTHING

There are no gimmicks here. We tell you what needs to be fixed and get the job done.

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GENUINE
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Authenticity is our brand. Bringing you complete and genuine service with a smile.

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24 MONTHS & 24K MILES

Guaranteed (most) repairs for 24 months or 24K miles, giving you peace of mind.

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DO YOU NEED RACK AND PINION REPAIR?

Here are some warning signs that you should have your rack and pinion system looked at as soon as possible:

 

  • Strange Noises –  Grinding, whirring, or other strange noises when you turn your wheel.

 

  • Tension Differences –  Unusual looseness or difficulty turning your wheel, especially when turning.

 

  • Pulling Sensations – Feeling as if your vehicle is pulling to one side or another, even if you are steering straight ahead.

 

  • Fluid Leaks – Puddles or drips beneath your vehicle after it has been parked, usually accompanied by a burning smell.

 

If you notice any of these issues, don’t delay in making an appointment. Prolonging service or repairs could damage your vehicle and cause other problems.

HOW DOES A RACK AND PINION WORK?

A rack and pinion steering system works through a series of interlocking wheels and gears connected to your steering wheel. As you turn your wheel, the pinion gear on the end of your steering shaft moves a long a set of racked teeth. This action turns the front wheels of your vehicle in the direction you are steering.

 

Throughout this entire system, you’ll also have a set of lubrication lines. These bring fluid to different parts of your steering system to prevent excessive wear and keep it operating correctly.

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THE BENEFITS OF RACK AND PINION REPLACEMENT

SAFER DRIVING

A well-maintained, reliable steering system will help ensure that your vehicle goes where you want it to go, and nowhere else.

BETTER MILEAGE

Similar to keeping tires in good working order, smooth steering prevents your vehicle from needing to make extra effort to stay on course, giving you better gas mileage overall.

ISSUE PREVENTION

Fluid leaks and misaligned steering systems can cause excessive wear on parts and uneven stress on other areas of your vehicle—causing other preventable problems.

HOW TO PREVENT STEERING ISSUES

Once you have your brand new rack and pinion steering system, it’s important to keep your vehicle in good working condition to prolong the life of your vehicle and prevent further problems. 

 

Here are some suggestions from our experts: 

Use your user manual to determine when you should inspect each part of your vehicle. Pay particular attention to any potential fluid leaks or any signs of damage to your steering system.

Be sure to keep your steering rack fluid at an ideal level at all times. This will prevent the moving parts from binding up and prevent excessive wear.

Partnering with an auto repair specialist you can trust helps you keep your car in good working order, since you’ll know exactly where to go at the first sign of a problem, instead of taking extra time to find help.

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FEEL LIKE YOU'RE LOSING CONTROL?

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Steer your car to TLC.

Is your rack and pinion system giving you problems? TLC Auto & Truck Repair Service Center is here to help! Our family-owned shop has been making cars steer straighter since 1991—and we’re ready to provide you with outstanding service.

 

Stop in today at 230 NY-109 in Farmingdale, NY or call us at (631) 201-5755 to speak to a technician.

HONEST & RELIABLE REPAIRS

Don’t compromise on safety for yourself or others on the road. Drop by our shop, schedule an online appointment today or give us a call

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How much does a rack and pinion replacement cost?

On average, replacing your rack and pinion can cost between $1,300 to $2,200. The final price depends on the make and model of your vehicle. It also depends on the policies of the shop you take it to.

How long does it take to replace a rack and pinion?

Replacing a rack and pinion usually takes between 4 and 6 hours. It may even take longer, depending on the make and model of your vehicle. It also depends on the existing workload of the service center you are using.

How do I maintain my vehicle after I replace my rack and pinion?

The most important thing you can do to keep your rack and pinion working smoothly is to maintain your steering fluid levels. This will prevent the gears from locking together and causing issues. You should also inspect your vehicle regularly, perform regular maintenance, and return to your trusted mechanic at the first sign of trouble.

How do I find rack and pinion replacement near me?

If you’re in New York, reach out to us! Since 1991, we’ve been serving the Long Island area with top-quality car repair and maintenance services. If you’re not in the area, feel free to contact us anyway; we’ll try to recommend a service center near you, based on our extensive experience. 

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