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Stay Safe on the Road: Expert Steering & Suspension Repairs at Wayne Truck & Trailer

Ensure your truck’s safety with Wayne Truck & Trailer’s expert steering and suspension repair services. Trust our specialists to keep your semi or heavy-duty truck in top condition for safe travels.

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Your Trusted Semi & Heavy-Duty Truck Steering & Suspension Repair Shop

Serving Ohio Since 2008

As a truck driver, you understand the importance of having your semi or heavy-duty diesel truck’s steering and suspension repair done correctly.

These vital systems keep you on the road safely, making it crucial to ensure that they are correctly functioning at all times.

When these systems are compromised, it can make your truck challenging to handle and can cause significant safety risks.

This is where Wayne Truck & Trailer comes in.

They have a team of experts who specialize in diagnosing and repairing steering and suspension issues, ensuring that your truck is always in top condition.

By bringing your vehicle to Wayne Truck & Trailer, you can have peace of mind knowing that your truck’s steering and suspension systems are handled by professionals dedicated to keeping you and your cargo safe on the road.

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Wayne Truck and Trailer Inc. Ohio's Trusted Semi-Repair Shop
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Steering Repair & Service

Repairing the steering system on a semi or heavy-duty truck can be a complex process that requires specific knowledge and expertise.

It can be challenging to diagnose a steering issue, but the potential for danger, if not repaired correctly, is significant.

Typically, the steering system includes various components such as:

  • Steering gearboxes
  • Power steering pumps
  • Steering linkages

If any of these parts are worn or damaged, they need to be replaced to ensure the safety of the driver and other motorists on the road.

Failure to properly repair the steering system can lead to losing control of the vehicle, which can result in devastating consequences.

However, with the proper knowledge and training, the technicians at Wayne Truck & Trailer can quickly identify and repair steering system issues to keep your truck operating safely on the road.

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Suspension Repair
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Suspension Repair & Service

The suspension system of a semi and heavy-duty truck plays a crucial role in ensuring a smooth and safe ride.

The suspension system may develop issues leading to expensive repairs and unsafe driving conditions without proper maintenance and repair.

If you’re experiencing problems with your truck’s suspension system, it’s important to get it checked out by the professionals at Wayne Truck & Trailer, who can diagnose the problem quickly and perform accurate repairs.

Possible parts that could fail include:

  • Shock absorbers
  • Leaf springs
  • Air springs
  • Sway bars

Failure to repair suspension issues could result in excessive wear and tear on your tires, increased stopping distance, and poor handling.

Overall, it’s important to prioritize the maintenance and repair of your truck’s suspension system to ensure optimal performance and safety on the road.

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Symptoms That Your Steering & suspension Need Service

Driving a semi or heavy-duty diesel truck has many responsibilities, including keeping the vehicle in safe working condition. 

One of the most important aspects is ensuring that your steering and suspension systems are top-notch. 

The signs that these systems require repair may show up gradually. 

Still, it is important to recognize them to avoid potential safety hazards. 

Common indications include:

  • Difficulty steering
  • Excessive bouncing or vibration
  • Uneven tire wear
  • A pulling sensation while driving

Neglecting these problems can lead to severe consequences, such as:

  • Loss of control
  • Difficulty maneuvering the vehicle
  • Potentially deadly accidents

Therefore, you must seek professional assistance as soon as you notice these warning signs to maintain safe driving conditions for yourself, the pedestrians, or other drivers you share the road with.

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What Our Customers Are Saying About Us

I had a roadside breakdown on I-70 due to a coolant fitting failure. They were easy to work with and the tech had made this same repair previously on other trucks. The fitting is one that connects the engine head to heater core. They had to stop by a Paccar dealership (in Dayton?) to get the part and then make the roadside repair. They gave me a price estimate before heading my way and the final bill was somewhat less since I didn’t need as much coolant as estimated. Easy to work with, I would recommend them and use them again myself – if needed. My only complaint was that they didn’t open until 8a. I would’ve given 5 stars if they could have rolled at 6a. The parts dept at Paccar opened at 7a so it wasn’t a huge impact on the schedule.

Marcus Hulen

I had a bad miss on my Volvo VN with a Volvo D13 engine in it. They had the software to diagnose the problem and were able to replace the bad injector. I was back on the road the same day. Last time I had this problem I took it to a Volvo dealer, and they took a week before e they would even look at it.

Truck Service

My family and I have been traveling for the past 3 weeks in the RV. We have had terrible luck up until this point with our RV. Needless to say, many tows and service repair work. This business has gone above and beyond. They were completely understand, sympathetic, and willing to help until they figured out what the problem was! We had our dogs, kids, cat, and extended family there with us all day. There were no problems with that. We felt comfortable and at ease here! I would highly recommend this shop to anyone. The quality, communication, and price was just what we needed! Thank you to all who helped!

Caitlyn Wilder

Needed tire repair on Semi, awesome folks, on the ball and ready to take care of your truck. Waited at loves over 2 hrs and gave up, found these guys just down the road. Thanks so much for getting us going so quickly.

Carole “Carla” Long

Great guys techs are very knowledgeable they got the job done went over beyond picked me up brought me gloves and a hat I was cold made me laugh when I was sad thank you guys especially Cody n Ken you guys rock and thanks Justin!


The Radiator to my Freightliner blew on the side of the road they towed my vehicle and fixed my radiator the same day. I was able to make my load for the next day. Everything was efficient and fast. Their customer service is awesome. They even have a loaner car for you! It made the wait that much easier as I drive with my daughter!

Tiffany Bridges

Fantastic guys! Had a check engine light. Ended up being a tcm issue. Thought It be a few days at least. 1 day turn around. Justin and Mark are excellent at what they Do. Kept me informed and explained the entire process from start to finish. Definitely go to these guys for anything diesel. They will take excellent care of you!

John Lilly

Wayne Truck & Trailer came to my rescue when it came to an unusual situation with a tire on my Truck. After sitting at a Loves in Dayton for 4 hours waiting for my turn to have this tire fixed, only to find out they didn’t have the size I needed. After looking around, Wayne Truck & Trailer came through!! Cody really took care of our situation, and the company was well pleased.

Thank You, Cody and Wayne Truck & Trailer, for everything. Please keep up the great work.

Patrick Howard

Our motorhome broke down in Greenville, OH and their techs spent a few hours fixing it. They were pleasant to deal with and got us back on the road as quickly as they could.

Harlie Wullner

“My company travels all over the US with trucks and enclosed trailers. We had two equalizer straps tear off of the bolt/leaf spring on one side. Google suggested Wayne Track and Trailer nearby. Great choice! Norm was excellent at the front desk and the guys in the shop were very helpful and knowledgeable. They were able to get us repaired and back on the road in a just a couple of hours. Highly recommended!”


We Have Two Convenient Locations Servicing West Central Ohio


Interstate 75, Exit 90
Between Dayton & Lima


Interstate 70, Exit 24
Between Richmond & Dayton

FAQs about Suspension and Steering Repair for
Semis and Heavy-Duty Commercial Diesel Trucks

How often should I get my truck's suspension and steering system inspected?

We recommend getting your semi or heavy duty truck’s suspension and steering system inspected at least once a year, or every 100,000 miles, whichever comes first. Regular inspections can help identify potential issues before they become major problems, ensuring your vehicle’s safety and longevity.

Some common indicators that your truck’s suspension or steering system may need attention include:

  • Uneven tire wear
  • Excessive bouncing or swaying while driving
  • Difficulty steering or controlling the vehicle
  • Unusual noises, such as squeaking or clunking, especially when turning or going over bumps

If you notice any of these symptoms, it’s best to have your truck inspected by a professional as soon as possible.

The duration of a suspension or steering repair depends on the specific issue and the extent of the damage. Minor repairs, such as replacing a single component, can often be completed within a day.

However, more extensive repairs or complete system overhauls may take several days. Our team will provide an estimated timeline once we diagnose the problem.

We use only high-quality OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) or OEM-equivalent parts for all our suspension and steering repairs. These parts are specifically designed for your truck’s make and model, ensuring optimal performance, reliability, and longevity. Some of the trusted brands we work with include Meritor, Hendrickson, and Dana Spicer.

The most common steering problem encountered in semis and heavy duty commercial trucks is power steering failure or difficulty. This can manifest as unusually hard steering effort, squealing noises when turning the wheel, or the steering feels loose and unresponsive.

These symptoms might be due to low power steering fluid, leaks in the power steering pump, or wear and tear on the steering gear itself.

If you experience any issues with the steering performance of your truck, it’s crucial to address them promptly to maintain vehicle control and safety.

A hard-to-turn steering wheel in a semi-truck can be caused by several issues, primarily related to the power steering system.

Common causes include low power steering fluid, which is essential for the smooth operation of the steering system; blockages or leaks in the power steering lines; malfunctioning power steering pump; or problems with the steering gear itself.

Sometimes, the issue could also be due to worn or underinflated tires.

Diagnosing and addressing these problems promptly is crucial, as they can significantly impact the drivability and safety of your vehicle.

Power steering complications in Peterbilt trucks often originate from issues within the power steering pump or the steering gear, leading to steering difficulties, unusual operational noises, or leaks in the power steering fluid system.

Over time, the hoses linked to the power steering system may also wear or sustain damage, diminishing steering efficiency and increasing safety hazards.

It is crucial for Peterbilt truck operators to regularly monitor power steering fluid levels and examine the system for any wear or damage indicators.

Early detection and resolution of these issues are vital to prevent more severe problems and guarantee safe vehicle operation.

Furthermore, Paccar is issuing a recall for over 47,000 Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks due to a steering gear assembly issue that could lead to losing steering control.

A faulty rework process might have resulted in steering gear assemblies being incorrectly assembled with insufficient recirculating balls, compromising steering integrity.