At Kermit’s Certified Transmission & Auto in Kingman, we specialize in detailed knowledge of complicated, performance systems. One such system, which is becoming ever more precise and complex, is the suspension on your car. Luxury and performance vehicles are innovators and leaders in the suspension field; and as such, it takes leading technicians to service them.
You’re Chevrolet, Ford, or Ram diesel pickup is a heavy-duty machine, designed to tackle all kinds of situations. The ball joints that connect your suspension to the rest of the truck are under a tremendous amount of strain, both on and off-road - it’s important to keep an eye on them, and make sure they’re in proper working order. Here’s how to gauge the condition of your ball joints, from the professionals at Kermit’s Certified Transmission & Auto in Kingman, AZ.
Once you have a set of new tires installed on your commercial truck or fleet vehicle, you’ll want to get the most out of them. By maintaining them correctly and inspecting them regularly, you’ll keep them on the road for many miles to come. At Kermit’s Certified Transmission & Auto in Kingman, AZ we want you to be able to drive on your tires for miles, so let us help you do just that!
Obviously, your brakes are pretty important. Your brake system is made of many components that all have to work correctly for your brakes to operate seamlessly. If one thing needs to be repaired, the whole system is compromised. Brake pads, rotors, hoses, calipers, and metal lines all play a part in stopping your car. At Kermit’s Certified Transmission & Auto in Kingman, AZ, we’re here to make sure your car, truck, or SUV stops as it should.
The condition of your transmission fluid can tell you a lot about the condition of the transmission itself. At Kermit’s Certified Transmission & Auto in Kingman, AZ, we want to help you be aware of what to look for and what we look for when servicing your transmission.
If you drive a lightweight car, truck, or SUV, the torque converter you have installed is probably just fine. For those of you with more heavy duty applications, like high horsepower setups or towing rigs, the stock converter may not be enough. At Kermit’s Certified Transmission & Auto in Kingman, AZ, we can help with that.
The steering and suspension systems are key safety-related systems that largely determine your car’s ride and handling. Have these systems checked regularly, at least once a year, and usually with a wheel alignment.
What does it do? - The suspension maintains the relationship between the wheels and the frame or unibody. The suspension system interacts with the steering system to provide vehicle control. When working properly, the suspension system helps absorb the energy from road irregularities such as potholes and helps to maintain vehicle stability. The steering system transmits your input from the steering wheel to the steering gear and other steering components to control the car’s direction.
Typical Wear and Tear - Over time, steering and suspension components wear out and require replacement. Regular checks are critical to maintaining a safe car. Factors that affect wear include driving habits, operating conditions (potholes in road), vehicle type, type of steering and suspension system, and frequency of regular maintenance. Some symptoms that you are having issues with your vehicle steering and suspension include the car pulling to one side, uneven tire wear, excessive noise, vibration or bouncing, and loss of control.
Call or come by Kermit’s Certified Transmission & Auto in Kingman today to have our professionals make sure your car is road-ready!
If you drive a performance or luxury vehicle, you know that your precision engineered equipment demands precision tuning. At Kermit’s Certified Transmission & Auto in Kingman, AZ, we specialize in high-end imports and performance vehicles and keeping them up to par.