We take the suspense out of front-end alignment!

Bill Tyson’s Auto Repair will service and repair all suspension components and operational systems to assure that your vehicle is functioning just as it came off of the assembly line. Any loss of the suspension’s operation could be dangerous causing extensive damage to your vehicle and more importantly be fatal to you, your passengers or others.

Our ASE Certified technicians are trained to inspect and service today’s modern complex suspensions as well as vintage, classic car, simple suspension systems.


Ball Joints  |  Alignments  | Shocks & Struts  |  Tie Rod Ends  |  Wheel Balancing

Some of the components that we service and repair.

Shock absorbers and struts
Steering systems

Wheels and tires

Electric power steering
Bushings, bearings, and joints
Hydraulic power steering
Vehicle Suspension Alignment



Here are some front end and suspension commonly asked questions that we have answered to help you understand the services we provide.

Click on the links to see the answers.

Ball Joints

When should ball joints be replaced?

What are the symptoms of a bad ball joint?

Do ball joints have to be replaced in pairs?


How often should I have a wheel alignment?

Can you get an alignment with bad tie rods or control arms ?

Why do you need a wheel alignment?

How often should the wheel alignment be done?

What are the benefits of doing a wheel alignment?

Shocks and Struts

When should struts and shock absorbers be replaced?

What is the difference between a shock absorber and a strut?

What are the symptoms of a bad shock absorber or strut?

Is it required to replace both shock absorbers or struts if only one is bad?

Should you replace all four struts/shock absorbers at the same time?

Do coil springs or strut mounts need to be changed when replacing the struts?

Do sway bar links (stabilizer bar links) need to be replaced with the struts?

Tie Rod Ends

When does the tie rod end need to be replaced?

What are the symptoms of a loose tie rod end?

Can a bad tie rod cause shaking?

Is wheel alignment necessary after replacing a tie rod end?

Should tie rod ends be replaced on both sides at the same time?

Should both inner and outer tie rod ends be replaced together?

Does a tie rod need any maintenance?
Should I get an alignment with bad tie rod ends or controls arms?

Wheel Balancing

Why should I have my wheels balanced?

When should I get my wheels balanced?

What’s the difference between wheel balancing and alignment?

Vehicles that we specialize in front end and alignment service and repair.

Mercedes | BMW | Land Rover | Range Rover | Jaguar | Audi | GM | Chevrolet | Chevy | Buick | Pontiac | Dodge | Chrysler | Tesla | Volt | Toyota | Honda | Nissan