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Some of the Car Steering jobs we offer

  • Camber angle check & adjust - front
  • Camber angle check & adjust - rear
  • Power steering fluid refresh
  • Power steering high pressure hose replacement
  • Power steering pump replacement
  • Steering column replacement
  • Steering rack gaiter replacement (driver side)
  • Steering rack gaiter replacement (passenger side)
  • Steering rack replacement
  • Track rod end replacement (driver side)
  • Track rod end replacement (passenger side)
  • Track rod replacement (driver side)
  • Track rod replacement (passenger side)
  • Wheel alignment

Want to learn more about Car Steering inspection, repair & replacements?

Read our short guide with information on costs, symptoms and more.

What is a steering fault diagnostic?

Steering is of course critical to a vehicle's use so any issues that arise with it are not only dangerous, they could be life threatening. ClickMechanic’s steering fault diagnostic is specially geared towards finding the causes of knocking, stiffness and general faults associated with the steering mechanism.

What does a steering fault diagnostic involve?

This very much depends on the characteristics of the fault and the components the vehicle has been built with.

The technician will go through the joints and mountings of the components, the tie rod components, the rack and the column etc.

With electronic power steering (EPS), the mechanic may also access the electronic control unit that manages it as well.

Can I fix a steering fault myself?

Unless you are a qualified mechanic with the required skills, training and equipment to do the job, we strongly recommend work on the car steering is only carried out by a professional mechanic. ClickMechanic can help get you a vetted and local mechanic to carry out the work. Just enter your postcode and your car's registration number at the top of this page and select the work needed to get an instant fixed price up front.

How long does it take to replace a steering rack?

The time it will take to check & fix a problem with the car steering will take will depend on the type of job needed and a number of factors, like your vehicle's make and model, year, as well as other factors. Select your car at the top of this page for information on job time and cost for your vehicle through ClickMechanic.

Can I still drive with a steering issue?

If you experience any untoward characteristics in your steering, or if you suspect there is any issue with the steering or there are concerns about its condition, book a diagnostic inspection immediately and do not drive the vehicle. The steering is obviously critical to a vehicle's use so any issues that arise with it are not only dangerous, they could be life threatening.

Can a steering rack be repaired?

If the steering rack is faulty it is generally not repaired but replaced. The mechanic will replace the old unity with a new one.

Can you drive a car when the power steering goes out?

If the power steering starts to fail, the steering wheel will be heavier to turn than normal, if it fails completely you may find it very hard to turn the wheel. Hence, it is not advisable to drive with faulty power steering. If you suspect an issue with the power steering or that it has stopped working it's very important to book an inspection with a mechanic with immediate effect to get it checked.

How much does it cost to change a steering rack?

Cost for a steering rack replacement is on average £485, with pricing ranging from around £320 to £750. Ultimately, cost depends on your location, car and what parts your car's manufacturer recommends using for the replacement.

Can you drive with a bad steering rack?

If the steering rack is compromised due to wear it can be dangerous to drive as you may lose the ability to steer as normal and may lose control over the vehicle. Obviously this is safety hazard, it is recommended to book a diagnostic inspection with a mechanic and to not drive the vehicle if you suspect any issue with the steering.

What are the symptoms of a car steering issue?

Common symptoms that will show there is a steering issue on a car can be as follows:

  • Difficulty in turning the steering wheel
  • Vibrations from the steering wheel
  • Grinding noise when turning the steering wheel
  • Excessive play or looseness in the steering wheel
  • Power steering fluid leak
  • Discoloured or bad power steering fluid
  • Vehicle pulls to one side

Is a problem with a car's steering an MOT failure?

Yes, a steering problem can lead an MOT failure. There is a large number of points related to steering on which your car can fail. For example a major issue may be recorded if parts are defective, excessively worn or if 'excessive roughness in operation of steering' is identified, or indeed if the steering rack has a leak.

How much does it cost to fix a steering issue?

Cost for a steering fault diagnostic is on average £65. Ultimately, the cost of a steering fault diagnostic depends on your car and your location. Find out what you could save by having a steering fault diagnostic carried out by ClickMechanic by selecting your car at the top of this page to get a quote.

Check out the ClickMechanic price for a car steering inspection, repair & replacement, and find out what you would pay at a franchise dealer. We use industry standard data & millions of data points so you know what you should be paying. We have car steering inspection, repair & replacement prices for 52 different manufacturers.

Name ClickMechanic Click Mechanic average Franchise dealer estimate

Alfa Romeo

£382 £357 - £582 Get exact price

Audi

£505 £379 - £788 Get exact price

Austin

£435 £441 - £447 Get exact price

Bentley

£581 £550 - £558 Get exact price

BMW

£374 £333 - £573 Get exact price

Chevrolet

£168 £181 - £271 Get exact price

Chrysler

£362 £341 - £556 Get exact price

Citroen

£381 £332 - £646 Get exact price

Dacia

£238 £267 - £332 Get exact price

Daewoo

£164 £171 - £247 Get exact price

Daihatsu

£330 £376 - £439 Get exact price

Daimler

£356 £467 - £467 Get exact price

Dodge

£263 £312 - £381 Get exact price

Fiat

£299 £263 - £421 Get exact price

Ford

£338 £289 - £547 Get exact price

Honda

£324 £310 - £457 Get exact price

Hyundai

£300 £267 - £486 Get exact price

Infiniti

£173 £212 - £212 Get exact price

Isuzu

£761 £623 - £648 Get exact price

Iveco

£543 £710 - £773 Get exact price

Jaguar

£379 £362 - £525 Get exact price

Jeep

£276 £249 - £365 Get exact price

Kia

£304 £238 - £509 Get exact price

Lada

£594 £815 - £815 Get exact price

Land Rover

£453 £316 - £664 Get exact price

LDV

£323 £292 - £472 Get exact price

Lexus

£422 £373 - £534 Get exact price

Lotus

£58 £83 - £91 Get exact price

Maserati

£762 £650 - £650 Get exact price

Mazda

£341 £294 - £527 Get exact price

Mercedes-Benz

£403 £317 - £660 Get exact price

MG

£200 £211 - £327 Get exact price

MINI

£493 £432 - £696 Get exact price

Mitsubishi

£223 £237 - £341 Get exact price

Nissan

£230 £227 - £359 Get exact price

Peugeot

£346 £314 - £574 Get exact price

Peugeot Talbot

£134 £237 - £237 Get exact price

Porsche

£558 £531 - £773 Get exact price

Proton

£282 £304 - £329 Get exact price

Renault

£241 £245 - £426 Get exact price

Rover

£357 £333 - £548 Get exact price

Saab

£391 £338 - £604 Get exact price

SEAT

£465 £356 - £792 Get exact price

Skoda

£385 £290 - £614 Get exact price

Smart

£193 £173 - £342 Get exact price

Ssangyong

£191 £229 - £246 Get exact price

Subaru

£268 £260 - £388 Get exact price

Suzuki

£326 £283 - £532 Get exact price

Toyota

£337 £296 - £516 Get exact price

Vauxhall

£379 £315 - £613 Get exact price

Volkswagen

£381 £289 - £680 Get exact price

Volvo

£366 £314 - £551 Get exact price

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  • Hummer
  • Reva
  • Asia
  • TVR
  • Ferrari
  • Morgan
  • Buick
  • Lamborghini
  • Pontiac
  • Carbodies
  • DS
  • Mitsubishi Fuso
  • Moskvich
  • Cadillac
  • Ford US
  • Aixam
  • FSO
  • Maybach
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Santana
  • Tata
  • Great Wall
  • Piaggio
  • Perodua
  • Aston Martin
  • Lancia
  • London Taxi's International

Estimates on repair costs, such as the above results for a car steering inspection, repair & replacement, are created by combining data from multiple third-party sources. The actual cost of using your local repair providers may be outside of the estimated range. We provide estimates on repair costs for information only and accept no liability for any inaccuracies or errors. If you think an estimate is incorrect, please contact us to let us know.

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Recent Car Steering inspection, repair & replacement quotes

These recent quotes were taken from our quote engine which uses third-party industry standard data on repair times, along with a live parts retailer, and a regional labour rate to build an accurate free quote. We are constantly improving our quote engine, so please let us know if a price seems incorrect.

£73.63

Track rod end replacement (driver side)

Mercedes-Benz CLK
Leicester
£391.51

Power steering pump replacement

Jaguar XF
Doncaster
£1,728.80

Steering rack replacement

Porsche Cayman
Watford
£79.24

Track rod end replacement (driver side)

Ford Focus
Corsham

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