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Pothole Season

Pothole Season

Well it's that time of year again, snow & ice on the roads being treated with salt. The salt and cold combine to create potholes that we seem to find every time we go out to drive. Generally, it takes a couple of weeks for the potholes to be filled so until that time try to remember where they are. If you are unfortunate enough to hit a deep pothole and you notice your vehicle is not handling the same, get it checked out immediately. Small changes in your alignment can cause rapid tire wear. Sometimes damage to the tire and or wheel occurs that will cause shaking or pulling to one side or the other. At Framerite Auto Repair we have been correcting problems like these for over 67 years. Just give us a call and we will get you back to smooth driving again

Can Rusting Sway Bar Brackets Be Fixed?

Can Rusting Sway Bar Brackets Be Fixed?

We are starting to see a mid 2000’s GM SUVs and trucks come in with the front sway bar bracket that is rusting away and becoming totally detached. When this happens and you are driving down the road, you hear a big clunking noise as you go over bumps. But the good news is that it can be fixed. It just takes a little while because you have to get a donor from the junkyard with a good bracket. This is because GM doesn't sell the part by itself. Once we do that and get it all back together, your vehicle is all back to whole again

Pre Purchase Inspections

Pre Purchase Inspections

I just purchased a vehicle out of state and it was state inspected there, does that give me peace of mind the vehicle is good? The answer is no! Recently we have inspected vehicles with severe rust issues that were state inspected in Virginia and Pennsylvania. The purchasers of these vehicles were assured they were in good shape. To title the vehicle in Maryland it has to go through a much more rigorous inspection process. Evidently what passes in Virginia and Pennsylvania does not come close with what is acceptable in Maryland. The moral of the story is to have your vehicle looked at in a Maryland repair shop in order to give you a better understanding of what you are trying to purchase. We at Framerite Automotive can give you a proper evaluation before purchasing the vehicle. Remember, “Buyer Beware” should always be applied when purchasing any vehicle without having it looked at first

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Can My Jeep Wrangler Be Saved???

Can My Jeep Wrangler Be Saved???

I love my Wrangler but my frame has rust holes. Can it be saved? If it is rusted in the most common areas, absolutely! There are kits available that allow us to repair the frame so you can enjoy your Jeep again. The repairs are extensive as we remove the pieces that are rusted, treat the good metal to retard the rust from returning and then weld the new frame repair caps in the proper position. Give us a call so we can evaluate your Jeep frame to keep you safe on and off the road

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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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Pre-Purchase Inspection

Pre-Purchase Inspection

Do you REALLY Need A Pre Purchase Inspection? You should absolutely take the time to have any previously owned vehicle inspected by an experienced technician!  We have seen many issues arise when this is not done and have also saved perspective buyers many issues. The following are a few of the many areas that we inspect: Battery Tires Frame Suspension Brakes Fluid Levels and condition Hoses/Belts Radiator When you have the vehicle inspected before you buy, many areas are inspected and you get the complete picture, literally and figuratively.  We complete a digital vehicle inspection so you really do get the pictures.  This way you have “proof” of what you may need to talk about or use as a bargaining chip in the sale, if the issue is not a deal breaker. Click here to see what a digital vehicle inspection looks like.   ... read more

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Jeep Wranglers and Rusty Frames

Jeep Wranglers and Rusty Frames

We deal with frames every day and this 2001 Jeep Wrangler is no exception. Jeep Wrangler models 1987-2006 are known to have rust issues. Until recently a rusty frame, as in the picture above, would have been the end for this vehicle. However now we have caps that we are able to place over the damaged area, after removing the rust. We also treat the cap area with a rust inhibitor to help protect it. Although this takes time to repair, it is a long term solution. At Framerite we have the experience and expertise to keep your Jeep on the road for a lot less then replacing the vehicle. #rustedframe #carrepairsnearme #JeepWrangler

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