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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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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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Clutch Replacement

Clutch Replacement

“How do I know if I need the clutch replaced on my vehicle?” Usually the first indication you need your clutch replaced is a lack of power in higher gears. Some times a clutch will chatter when it is applied which is another reason for replacement. When the transmission is removed to access the clutch & pressure plate, the flywheel needs to be examined for heat damage and or cracking from overheating due to the slipping. Generally resurfacing the flywheel surface is all that needs to be done. On rare occasions the damage is so severe, replacement of the flywheel is the only remedy. Gaining access to the transmission can be simple or as involved as removing the entire cross member while supporting the engine. Usually a front end alignment is required after re-assembly. Here at Framerite Automotive Service our professional technicians can take care of your vehicle

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How Much Does It Cost To Fill My Air Conditioner with Freon?

How Much Does It Cost To Fill My Air Conditioner with Freon?

How much does it cost to fill my car air conditioner with freon? Several factors come into play when determining price. First it must be determined how much freon, if any, is left in the system. If the system is just a little low and no leak can be found a small recharge may be all that is needed. If however the system is very low adding freon with large amount of air will not produce cold air. In these cases evacuating and recharging the system, while adding leak detection dye to find out how the freon escaped is in order. In all cases, thoroughly searching for the leak is a priority. Our technicians can get you back to driving comfortably in the summer heat

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Why do my brakes squeal?

Why do my brakes squeal?

Brake pad engineers tell us all brakes make noise but the trick is to keep it below what the human ear can hear. When your brakes are loud enough for you to hear there are many reasons for this. Brake noise comes from the brake pad or shoe vibrating. Vibration is allowed from weak hardware and/or lack of lubrication of the pad or shoe contact areas where they are mounted. A proper brake service, when pads and shoes are replaced, should always include replacing the hardware that weakens over time. This is due to the heat that is generated naturally from the friction of braking. Sometimes the wrong pad or shoe material is installed and it is too hard which causes squeal. Our professional technicians can determine the best course of action to return your vehicle to smooth and quiet braking

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Check Engine Light

Check Engine Light

Is your check engine light on? If you watch the attached video you will get a great laugh but is obviously not the way to fix it. Your check engine light could be lit for a very minor issue. Or there could be something major going on with your engine. When your light goes on, there is so much more involved than the need to “pull a code”. The code gives you a starting point for finding out what is going on. It's like a fire alarm going off, alerting you that there is a fire somewhere in a 100 story building. You don't want to just throw parts at a problem and hope that it is fixed. You want the problem fixed right the first time. Our mechanics have the knowledge, tools and experience to do do just that! Give us a call and we will have you confidently driving down the road again in no time! http://bit.ly/2FXDh4I

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How Much To Fix My Frame?

How Much To Fix My Frame?

How much to fix my frame? We hear that often from a customer after they have tried to have an alignment performed at a tire store. The tire store can”t get the alignment angles to where they need to be and assume the problem is a bent frame. To give an accurate estimate of what it will take to get the vehicle back in alignment we need to diagnose the problem. First we take alignment measurements so they give us a idea of what is the concern and at what wheel(s). Then our technicians determine from the alignment measurements and futher examination of the suspension, frame and/or unibody what is bent, what can be straightened and what needs to be replaced. Occasionally we can perform an alignment with installing aftermarket products that allow for adjustment where the factory does not give us any. In either case we have been returning vehicles back into proper alignment for 64 years. Give u ... read more

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What Is A Timing Belt and Why Do I Have to Have It Replaced?

What Is A Timing Belt and Why Do I Have to Have It Replaced?

The timing belt is very important in the working of your engine. Valves in your engine need to open and close at just the right time, to allow air and fuel in, the fuel to burn and then allow the exhaust to escape. Your timing belt is in charge of this process. In a worse case scenario, a valve can open at the wrong time and slam into the piston. If this happens, the end result could be a very expensive repair bill. Timing belts wear out over time and should be replaced according to factory recommended schedule. This is to be sure that it is replaced before it gets to the point of causing problems. Sometimes they break or are worn and have the teeth stripped, causing a loss of function. Replacing your timing belt is one of your more expensive car maintenance items, but it pales in comparison to the cost of ignoring it, especially if you have an interference engine. As always, our mechanics at ... read more

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Your Car Battery

Your Car Battery

Is the battery in your car dead? Do you need a “jump start”? The picture above shows how to give or get a jump start. However, the idea is to keep from having it happen in the first place. When you bring your vehicle in for maintenance to Framerite Auto repair, we check your the health of your battery so that you can avoid coming out in the morning and needing a jump start. If you need a car battery or have a question about your health of your battery, give us a call. Click below to find out more about your battery and how to prolong its life. http://bit.ly/2CLDBO9

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Shocks and Struts and Poor Handling

Shocks and Struts and Poor Handling

Does your vehicle not handle like it used to? Are your tires wearing too quickly? Worn shocks and struts could be the cause. They are what keeps your tires on the road and allows you to safely steer your car in turns and over bumps. If they are worn your car can have excessive bounce, premature tire wear and an overall poor ride quality. If you suspect that you have an issue contact our qualified technicians and we will be glad to advise you. We are offering a rebate, up to $100, on a prepaid Visa card, on shocks and struts. Call for details, offer valid March 1-April 30, 2018. http://bit.ly/2xXDjWlhttp://frameriteautomotiveservice.mynapasa.com/2018/01/27/your-vehicle-s-suspension-in-baltimore-md

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