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Can My Rusted Toyota Frame Be Repaired?

Can my rusted Toyota Tacoma frame be repaired? Depending on the severity of the rust and where the damage is the answer is probably. Tacoma’s generally rust through in the same areas. When we inspect the damage it is usually located from the center of the frame rails to the rear leaf spring front mounting bracket area. The good news we have access to repair kits that allow us to save the vehicle from going to the salvage yard. Once repaired your Tacoma will be good to go for many years. Give us a call so we can take a look at your vehicle to see if it can be repaired

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What do you look for when you search for a mechanic near me?

What do you look for when you search for a mechanic near me? Has the business been around a long time? Does the business employ ASE certified technicians? What is the experience level of the technicians? Is the shop udated with the latest technology and equipment? What is the warranty on repairs and does that warranty cover you around the country? Here at Framerite Auto Repair we are celebrating 65 years in business February 2019! Our technicians are ASE certified with over 90 years experience. As a NapaAutocare Center we offer a 36 month or 36,000 mile nationwide warranty. We subscribe to several services to have the latest information to keep your vehicle running like new. Give us a call so we can take care of you

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Why did my tires wear out prematurely even though I had an alignment?

Why did my tires wear out prematurely even though I had an alignment?

Why did my tires wear out prematurely even though I had an alignment? We see this situation often. When checking the alignment we find that only one adjustment was made and that is toe-in. Frequently caster and camber, the other angles we measure, have not been adjusted. The type of vehicle determines whether the factory gives us a way to adjust these angles, or sometimes we have to install adjustments to correct a tire wear problem. We have many ways to correct an out of specification alignment thanks to adjustable aftermarket parts we can install. If your vehicle suffers from premature tire wear, Framerite AutoRepair is the place to go. We may have aligned your Grandfathers car since we have been here since 1954! Call us today and we will take care of you

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Your Car and a Pothole

Your Car and a Pothole

“Why is my car not driving right after hitting a pothole?” When you hit a pothole and notice a difference in the way your vehicle is handling you probably knocked your car out of alignment. Is the steering now off center, is there a vibration, does the car now pull to one side, or are you wearing tires at an alarming rate? These are all signs that something is wrong with the alignment. Here at Framerite Automotive Service we have been taking care of these issues since 1954. We are the experts at getting your vehicle to drive right again. Give us a call so we can take care of you

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“Why Did I Have a Hard Time Driving In The Snow?”

“Why Did I Have a Hard Time Driving In The Snow?”

Why did I have a hard time driving in the snow? If your tires look like the included picture that is probably why. Without tread the tires do not have anything to grip with in the snow and slush of winter driving. When you see to wear bars even with the the tread bars the useful life of the tire is over. In the rain a tire in this condition can actually hydro-plane as the sipes that squeeze water out are now missing. Here at Framerite Auto Repair we can replace your tires and align the suspension for the best handling and tire wear

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Can My Rusted Toyota Frame Be Repaired?

Can My Rusted Toyota Frame Be Repaired?

Can my rusted Toyota frame be repaired? In most cases yes. The common rust out areas on Tacoma's and 4-Runners can usually be repaired by installing repair kits that until recently became available in the aftermarket. Performing these repairs will bring the vehicle back to service safely when prevoiusly it would be headed for the junk yard. The preparation for the installation of the caps is quite extensive. All rusted out areas are cut out and the remaining metal is resurfaced to be treated with rust inhibitor and and painted. Though the cap kits are good they require some work as to creating the holes for brackets and side steps to be bolted back in place. All in all the finished product is very nice when complete. If you have any issue with your rusted Toyota frame bring it to us for advice on what can be done

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“When Do I Need To Change My Battery?”

“When Do I Need To Change My Battery?”

That's a good question for Baltimore drivers. All batteries wear out and need to be replaced – but some are replaced before their time. If your battery is dying and you need a jump-start, it could very well be that you have a bad battery. But Baltimore drivers should have Frame Rite Automotive Service test the battery first to see if it's actually bad. The problem could be parasitic drain or a bad alternator that's not properly charging your battery. And Baltimore drivers in this situation also need to have their service advisor check their alternator and have it tested. A surprisingly high percentage of “bad” alternators brought into Frame Rite Automotive Service in Baltimore are actually just fine: the problem is a worn serpentine belt and/or belt tensioner. If the belt is slipping, it's not spinning the alternator properly so it can't fully charge the battery. Batteries last ... read more

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Shocks and Struts

Shocks and Struts

“Do I need to replace my shocks and struts?” We hear this question a lot at Framerite Auto Repair. There are several ways that your car can tell you. First, are your tires wearing prematurely? Do you have excessive bouncing when going over bumps? You may feel like your front end dips when you stop. In general, worn shocks and struts make your vehicle more difficult to handle and just not as comfortable of a ride as before. Replacing them can restore your vehicle handling to like new conditions. Give our experienced and certified technicians a call and set up a time when you can have your questions answered, your shocks and struts replaced if needed and get up to $160 rebate

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What Is The Right Way to Repair My Tire?

What Is The Right Way to Repair My Tire?

What is the right way to repair my tire? For years repairing a tire took only a few minutes to determine where the source of the leak was and installing a plug into the tread. The problem with this procedure is the inside of the tire is not inspected for damage. As you can see in the picture, the inside of this tire has ground up pieces of rubber from being driven on flat. This tire was repaired with a plug but the structural integrity of the tire has been compromised. The correct repair in this situation is replacement of the tire. Removing the tire from the wheel would have revealed the damage. A tire that has not been damaged and the puncture is not too large and in between the outer tread bars would require a patch plug repair on the inside. After the repair, balancing the tire finishes the the job. Repairing a tire the correct way is the only safe solution and the way we at Framerite Auto Repair do it

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Auto Repair

Rusted Unibody in Saturn Vue

Rusted Unibody in Saturn Vue

Do you own a Saturn Vue? If you do, please watch the attached youtube video. Discuss with your mechanic or let us take a look at it for you. https://youtu.be/cByKqAn3rS8

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