Undercarriage Corrosion

 Undercarriage Corrosion Lift Inspection Benefits One of the important advantages of having an auto technician put your vehicle on a lift is that is allows for visual inspection of the undercarriage. The importance of this kind of scrutiny was recently underscored by a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration indicating that their five-year

Backovers

A Look Backwards (Backovers) One of the most heartbreaking causes of injury and death involving motor vehicles occurs when a vehicle backs into and over a child playing in his or her own driveway. Finding from (NHTSA) These so-called “back-over” crashes each year, account for 201 fatalities and 15,000 injuries reports the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

High Specific Strength Steel

High Specific Strength Steel Automakers are continually searching for strong, lightweight materials that increase vehicle safety and fuel efficiency. While steel is strong and affordable, it is heavy since it is composed primarily of iron. Adding other materials may make steel alloys lighter, but they also make them less flexible and weaker. New research has

Control Arm Bushing

Control Arm Bushing   The Design This suspension component consists of a steel sleeve surrounded by neoprene rubber that is pressed into the control arm and serves as a pivot point between the control arm and sub-frame. Symptoms When drivers hear a knocking and/or squeaking noise when riding over bumps, it may be an indication

CV Joints

Constant Velocity Joint Pain Constant velocity (CV) joints are the primary drive-train components. They provide power transfer to the front wheels as well as allow for steering and suspension movement. Packed in grease and covered with rubber boots, CV joints don’t require any maintenance. Signs/Symptoms Still, the CV joints should be regularly inspected for leaks