45911 Transamerica Plaza Suite#106
Sterling, VA 20166
We have a Automobile Master
Technician on site!!
When looking for a service center to maintain or repair your car, you have many choices. There's the new car dealership, your local oil change, muffler or transmission shop, and many independent garages. With all of those choices, why go to Elden Auto Repair?
Elden Auto Repair is the very best of independently-owned service centers, with more than 30 years of experience on maintaining our valuable costumers cars up to date on all maintenance repairs. And since quality repairs start with quality parts, our service center feature the best replacement parts.
Car-maintenance checklist. Proper car upkeep takes more than keeping gas in the tank and changing the engine oil regularly. Please contact us for a specific PDF check list of your vehicle. For each entry on our car-maintenance checklist, we’ll show the general time and/or mileage intervals between replacements, but always confirm with your owner’s manual, since these may vary from car to car.
WHEELS & SUSPENSION
While having this service performed on your vehicle is often simply referred to as an “alignment” or “wheel alignment”, it is actually a complex operation where your cars suspension angles are measured, and a variety of suspension components are being adjusted. Think of getting an alignment like a suspension system “tune-up”. Alignments influence not only the operation of a vehicle’s tires, but also the way the vehicle handles and steers.
"Out-of-alignment”, occurs when the suspension and the steering system are not working at their desired angles. In older vehicles, these conditions are most often caused by spring sag or suspension wear (bushings, ball joints, etc.) Another way to put the suspension out of alignment is an impact with a pothole or curb. Incorrect alignment usually results in more rapid tire wear.
When should you get an alignment check?
The alignment of your vehicle should be a) checked whenever new tires or suspension components are installed, and b) whenever unusual tire wear patterns appear. You should also consider having your alignment checked after your vehicle has encountered a major road hazard or curb.
WHEEL ALIGNMENT & SUSPENSION SERVICES