It was another sunny San Diego day at PB Foreign and Domestic Car Repair in Pacific Beach when a 2008 Subaru Outback came in with a problem: it was shaking at highway speeds.
Symptom: The 2008 Subaru Outback was experiencing shaking at highway speeds.
Problem: Broken control arm bushing.
Solution: Replaced lower control arms with new ones and fresh bushings.
This case was a prime example of the intricate automotive issues we address daily. Jason, one of our seasoned ASE certified mechanics, took the helm in diagnosing and repairing this issue.
Through a comprehensive inspection, Jason identified the culprit: a broken control arm bushing. This part is crucial in the suspension system, helping to stabilize the vehicle and absorb road shocks. Its failure had led to the noticeable shaking that the client was concerned about.
The repair process was methodical and precise, reflecting our commitment to exceptional service:
- Initial Evaluation: Jason’s in-depth assessment of the suspension system was vital to confirm the diagnosis and plan the repair.
- Removing the Faulty Parts: The damaged lower control arms were carefully removed. This step required meticulous attention to detail to ensure a smooth repair process.
- Installing New Components: We then installed new lower control arms with fresh bushings. These components are essential for restoring the vehicle’s stability and smooth operation.
- Alignment and Testing: After installing the new parts, an alignment check was essential to ensure the vehicle’s wheels were correctly aligned. This step is critical for safe driving and maintaining tire health. Rigorous testing followed to ensure the shaking issue was fully addressed.
- Customer Briefing and Final Inspection: Post-repair, Jason explained the importance of the control arm bushings and the impact of their replacement on the vehicle’s performance. A final inspection was conducted to ensure the car was ready for safe and comfortable driving.
This Subaru Outback repair story exemplifies the technical expertise and customer-focused service at PB Foreign and Domestic Car Repair. We’re dedicated to solving automotive problems with a high standard of workmanship. If you’re facing similar issues or have other automotive needs, we invite you to visit us. Our team is here to ensure your vehicle is a reliable, safe part of your life in sunny San Diego.