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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

I Slid Into A Curb! Now What?

I Slid Into A Curb! Now What?

I slid into a curb, now what do I do? If you have been unfortunate enough to slide into a curb, the first thing to check is the tire. You need to make sure it is safe to drive on. If you can drive your vehicle, see if there is a change in how it handles. Any change would indicate damage that needs to be checked by an ASE certified technician. Even slight damage will cause rapid tire wear and extremely poor handling, especially in wet conditions. A tire can wear so fast and cause a blowout, resulting in loss of control of your vehicle. When an alignment is performed, we make adjustments down to a 1/16th of an inch so any change can cause rapid tire wear. At Framerite Auto Repair we have been taking care of these situations for 67 years. Chances are we may have worked on your parents or grandparent’s car, as we hear this quite often. Give us a call and we will return your vehicle to safe and reliable 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

Should I Be Worried About My Suspension On Baltimore Streets?

Should I Be Worried About My Suspension On Baltimore Streets?

Should I be worried about my suspension with the condition of the streets in Baltimore? The answer is yes! Anywhere you travel the system that connects your wheels to your vehicle is your suspension. Every time you hit a pothole, a bump or an object in the road your suspension has to absorb that punishment.  As you can imagine, the suspension on your vehicle has lots of joints, bushings and pivot points that allow your wheels to move up and down and allow you to turn and steer. These parts include ball joints, tie rod ends, pitman and idler arms as well as many bushings. They simply wear out over time or become damaged due to the harshness they have to endure. As they wear handling and steering develop a loose feel and may include strange noises. Sometimes a loose or worn suspension part can put stress on another part causing premature failure. Usually the first sign of suspension problems is you will notice that your tires are wearing irregularly. If you feel the handling on your ... read more

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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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Who Is Working On Your Vehicle?

Who Is Working On Your Vehicle?

  Who is working on your vehicle? We have a first time client referred to us that had quite a few suspension parts replaced. Unfortunately everything that was installed was performed incorrectly. As you can see in the videos that everything that was replaced was not secured properly to the vehicle creating a very dangerous situation. Retainers are missing and left loose. After inspection the parts left loose caused more damage to other parts. Taking your vehicle to a reputable repair facilty is imperative these days. At Framerite Auto Repair our technicians have over 100 years experience. Give us a call so we can take care of you

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Should I Get An Alignment ?

I hit a pothole very hard and my truck does not feel right. Should I get my alignment checked? Absolutely have your vehicle checked for any damage that may have occurred. Small changes to the alignment can cause major tire wear in a short period of time. Sometimes suspension and steering components bend or break due to the impact. Sometimes a dangerous situation has occured where as the ball joint stud has spread the tapered mounting hole in the steering knuckle. A situation like this is dangerous as the ball joint stud could snap off as the only thing keeping it from coming out of the knuckle is the lock nut. Having your vehicle inspected by our experienced technicians to determine what has happened to your vehicle at Framerite Auto Repair will keep you driving safely and securely

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Auto Maintenance

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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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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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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