Whenever we think of a mechanic, we immediately get the image of a person laying underneath a vehicle trying to fix it. This is because a lot of issues a vehicle faces can be fixed through the bottom. Your vehicle’s under car contains a number of systems that work in tandem to ensure that your vehicle drives efficiently and smoothly. It is essential that the under-car parts are well maintained. Here is a quick guide on what under-car services normally entail: 

Wheel alignment 

It is standard vehicle maintenance wherein the angles of the wheels are adjusted so that they are reset to the manufacturer’s specifications. The purpose of a wheel alignment is to ensure that the steering system and the suspension operate at the right angles so as to minimize tire wear. While wheel alignment is a basic procedure, not all mechanics can get it right so make sure you get it done by an experienced and reputed mechanic.  

Anti-lock brakes 

Anti-lock brakes help you steer in emergencies by restoring traction to your tires. They prevent wheels from locking up, possibly allowing you to steer to safety. If your vehicle’s anti-lock brakes fail, it could increase the risk of run-off road crashes and multiple vehicle crashes. So, it is necessary to have the anti-lock brakes checked and serviced by experts. 


A brake is a mechanical device that is used for slowing or stopping a moving vehicle, axle, wheel, or to prevent its motion, which is accomplished by means of friction. Brakes are undoubtedly the most important part of your vehicle. If the brakes are faulty, you would not be able to stop your vehicle. So, it is important that your brakes are in perfect order at all times.  

Brake system flush 

A brake system flush takes all the old and dirty brake fluid out of the system and replaces it with fresh, clean brake fluid. It is important to include brake system flush in your regular vehicle maintenance. It should ideally be done every 30,000 miles or every two years, whichever comes first.  


It’s the vehicle’s internal framework that supports its body and other parts such as the wheels, transmission, engine, differential, suspension, and driveshaft. A damaged chassis would mean a weak vehicle. That’s why it is important to have the chassis checked regularly for defects by an experienced under-car service provider.  


Your vehicle’s exhaust system is a piping used to guide the fumes away from the engine towards the rear of the vehicle. When the exhaust system is working properly, it is better both for the vehicle and the environment.  

Shocks and struts 

Shocks are hydraulic components that help minimize movement caused by your vehicle’s springs. Shocks soften the impact of rocky terrain and rough roads and help you maintain better control over your vehicle resulting in a more comfortable driving experience. Struts on the other hand are a structural component of some vehicles’ steering and suspension systems consisting of a spring and a shock absorber.

They are weight-bearing components, hence, stronger than shocks. They also help reduce the jolts and improve the vehicle’s alignment and steering. Under-car maintenance services always include an inspection of your vehicle’s shocks and struts.  

Under-car services for tires 

Older tires may deteriorate and lose traction. This increases the risk of a tire bursting and you may lose control of the vehicle. Tires are one of the essential parts of a vehicle, and the safety of driver and passengers is dependent on their maintenance. So, it is essential to have under-car services performed to ensure that the tires are in good condition.  

If you are looking for reliable under-car services in and around West Haven, give us a call and schedule an appointment with us now.  


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