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Suspension

Your vehicle’s suspension consists of springs, shock absorbers/Macpherson struts, control arms, stabilizer bars, radius arms, as well as many other components. Over time, these components can start to wear causing handling concerns, irregular tire wear, and compromise ride quality. Drivers may experience excessive vibrations while driving at certain speeds. Other symptoms may include vehicle drifting from one side of the lane to another, excessive shaking in the steering wheel when going over bumps, unusually firm ride when going over bumps, and the steering wheel does not return to center after making turns. The quality of repair parts for suspension concerns is critical in the longevity of service of various components. At 4 Wheel Drive Specialty, we use only premium suspension parts and offer a 12 month/12,000 mile warranty on all repairs.

 

Driveline/Axles

Power from the engine has to be routed to the drive wheels for the vehicle to be able to move. To accomplish this, power is transmitted through the vehicle’s transmission to the axles via the driveshaft(s), as well as other components. Some symptoms of driveline/axle wear can be excessive howling/grinding that changes at different speeds, clicking while making sharp turns, vibration at certain speeds, and fluid leaks. The master technicians at 4 Wheel Drive Specialty have been performing driveline/axle repairs for over 30 years. We only use original equipment or better quality repair parts. We also offer a 12 month/12,000 mile warranty on all driveline repair. In other words, we’ve got your back even after your vehicle leaves our facility.

 

Alignment

Alignment refers to the proper geometry of the wheels on your vehicle. Most vehicle manufacturers recommend having your wheel alignment checked once a year. Your vehicle’s alignment can be adversely affected by hitting potholes, hitting curbs while parking, or normal wear and tear on suspension components. Symptoms of alignment concerns can be steering wheel off center, pulling to one side or the other, and excessive tire wear. If worn suspension parts are the cause of misalignment, a wheel alignment will not correct this issue. At 4 Wheel Drive Specialty, we test drive all vehicles and inspect all suspension components before performing wheel alignments to ensure all concerns are addressed and corrected.

Routine maintenance, repairs, accessories,

performance modifications and more!

That’s right, we mean FULL SERVICE. From oil changes to engine replacements. We also offer full diagnostic capabilities with state of the art scanners and equipment. The specialists at FOUR WHEEL DRIVE SPECIALTY can handle all of your repair and maintenance needs. We also offer a variety of suspension and performance enhancement products and services. Call or stop by and meet with one of our knowledgeable service consultants, or one of our master technicians. At Four Wheel Drive Specialty Co., we have the experience and equipment to keep your vehicles operating at peak efficiency.

Royal Purple performance oil, BG maintenance additives, Moroso Racing products, Rough Country shocks, Superlift suspension, Fabtech suspension, Daystar bushings, Trail FX accessories, WP Warrior Jeep products, ARB products, OX Locker differential parts, Spicer drive line, Yukon gear, Motive Gear, Warn winch, and American Racing wheels.

FOUR WHEEL DRIVE SPECIALTY is an AC Delco authorized service center. We offer OEM GM and Ford parts.

Did you know that improperly inflated tires can rob your vehicle of fuel mileage and increase tire wear?

FOUR WHEEL DRIVE SPECIALTY will save your failed parts, encourage you to speak with your technician, and escort you into the service area so that you may see what is being done with your vehicle.

 

Check Engine Light:

Most vehicles have a ‘Check Engine Light’. Also known as a MIL, which stands for ‘Malfunction Indicator Lamp’. Your vehicle’s MIL can come on for a variety of reasons including a loose fuel cap.

When your vehicle’s MIL comes on, it is still ok to drive your vehicle provided the MIL is not flashing. If the light is flashing, find a safe place to pull over and shut your engine off immediately as serious damage could possibly occur.

The master technicians at 4 Wheel Drive Specialty have all the latest diagnostic equipment and software to correctly diagnose and repair concerns relating to the MIL on your vehicle. If the MIL on your vehicle is on, stop by and let us check it out

ABS Light

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Most vehicles are equipped with ABS braking systems. ABS stands for antilock brake system. The ABS system on your vehicle is designed to help keep your wheels from locking up when hard braking or inclement weather when the brakes are applied.

When you start your car or truck, the ABS light will come on for a brief period while the ABS module (computer) checks all the components of the antilock system to make sure everything is working properly. If the ABS light stays on, the antilock braking system has been disabled and your brakes will lock the wheels if the pedal is pressed hard enough.

There are several different components and sensors that all have to work together in order for your antilock braking system to do its job. If one of those items is faulty, the ABS light will come on to let you know to get the system checked.

The master technicians at 4 Wheel Drive Specialty go through continuous training and have the latest diagnostic computers and software to repair any issues with your antilock brake system.

Air Bag Light

Automobiles built after 1997 are required to have air bags as part of their ‘Supplemental Restraining System’, or SRS. As the name implies, air bags are designed to supplement , or assist, the seat belts in maintaining safety for the driver and passenger in the event of a crash.

Your vehicle’s air bag system is very complex. There are crash sensors, an air bag module (computer), and various connections and switches to make the system work properly and keep you and your passengers safe.

When you start your car or truck, a series of dashboard indicator lights come on for a brief period of time. When everything is functioning properly, those indicator lights go out one by one. You may have noticed that the air bag light is usually the last light to go out. That is because the checks and balances the air bag system makes take longer.

If for some reason the air bag light stays on, the air bag system on your vehicle has been disabled. That means in the event of a crash, the air bags will not deploy. This is a failsafe built into the air bag system by the manufacturer to prevent accidental deployment of the air bags due to a system fault.

In Virginia, a vehicle will not pass the annual safety inspection if the air bag light is on.

The master technicians at 4 Wheel Drive Specialty have all the training, and the latest technology and equipment to accurately diagnose and repair air bag concerns.

TPMS Light

Most newer vehicles are equipped with tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS). There is an indicator light on the dashboard that illuminates when the pressure on one or more tires are low. This safety feature is required on all new cars to warn drivers to check their tire pressure and inflate their tires as needed to prevent poor handling and blowouts.

In most cases the TPMS light will go off once tires are inflated to the correct pressure. Some vehicles need to be driven at a constant speed for a brief period of time so the tire pressure monitoring system can ‘relearn’ the new tire pressure.

If the light stays on for an extended period of time after the tires are inflated correctly, there may be another issue that is keeping the system from working properly.

The master technicians at 4 Wheel Drive Specialty have all the diagnostic computers, tools, and training to keep your TPMS system functioning properly.

 

For any questions about the services we offer, call us or email us at: service@4wheeldrivespecialty.com