Shocks and Struts

Shock absorbers and struts influence the control and handling characteristics of your vehicle. They work in conjunction with springs to dampen the bouncing motion of the vehicle as affected by road conditions. The energy is absorbed as a piston inside the shock pushes against hydraulic fluid. This restricts the rebounding movement of the springs. Your…

Spark Plugs

A spark plug is a device that delivers an electric spark into the combustion chamber of your engine. It ignites the compressed mixture of fuel and air, causing the pistons to move up and down. The power from the pistons is what ultimately keeps your car moving. We recommend getting your spark plugs checked every…

ABS Wheel Sensor

The ABS sensor is part of your vehicle’s anti-lock braking system. It’s located on the tires and monitors wheel speed. This sensor works with the electronic control module to keep your wheels from locking up when you brake. Ask your service advisor to check the ABS wheel sensor during a routine brake service. If your…

Tie Rod Ends

Tie rods are attached to the steering rack. They play a critical role in helping push and pull the front tires as the steering wheel is turned. There are two tie rod ends, the inner and outer, which connect to the steering knuckle and turn the front wheels. The outer tie rod end is adjustable…

Fuel Cap

A fuel cap protects your fuel supply by providing a cover for the tank. It’s designed to prevent fuel loss and keep out contamination. Making sure your fuel cap is secured tightly will help decrease fuel loss from evaporation. If your Check Engine light comes on, or if you are using fuel at a higher…