Under the Vehicle Items
Here are some of the items that are under the vehicle that we inspect:
Shocks & Struts – Worn or badly leaking shocks and struts can cause braking problems and premature suspension wear. A cracked or broken mount will cause noise over bumps.
Brake Line/Hoses – Road conditions and undercarriage corrosion can cause cracks or wear in the steel lines and rubber hoses that carry brake fluid underneath your vehicle. A leaking brake line may cause loss of brake pressure to the entire braking system.
Fuel Lines/Hoses – Road conditions and undercarriage corrosion can cause cracks or wear in the steel lines and rubber hoses that carry fuel underneath your vehicle. Leaking fuel lines are potential safety hazards.
Exhaust System – Leaks, rattles, broken clamps or hangers are all potential exhaust system conditions. The entire system from engine manifold to tailpipe should be inspected. Leaking exhaust fumes can enter the passenger compartment. Even a small exhaust leak can affect engine performance and result in higher pollution emissions.
Driveline – Un-lubricated, noisy CV joints or U-joints are likely to fail soon. A torn CV boot indicates probable CV joint damage. Cracked boots or missing clamps may be repairable. A broken driveline component will allow the engine to run, but the vehicle may not move.