Chassis Archives - Page 2 of 3 - Brake & Front End
The Dynamic Alignment Perspective

One of the most difficult concepts for any technician to grasp is how alignment angles change when a vehicle is accelerating, braking and cornering. The view seen when the sensors and targets are on the vehicle in the alignment bay is just a small snapshot into the suspension’s geometry.

Toe And Tie Rods

Toe is the most critical alignment angle. It is also an angle that can change as the weight of the vehicle is transferred to the front or rear wheels. Engineers can tune the suspension geometry and toe to make the vehicle more stable under braking or initial turn in.

MAS Industries Introduces 100 New Part Numbers

The new release covers more than 1.6 million vehicle service possibilities.

GM Tech Tip: Trailer Wiring Damages Body Control Module

GM cautions not to splice in trailer light wiring into the factory wiring harness when preparing for trailer towing on Acadias, Enclaves, Outlooks and Traverses. On these vehicles, the circuits for stop lamps/turn signals, tail lights and the lighting grounds are controlled through the Body Control Module (BCM).

2004 Toyota 4Runner Suspension Maintenance Opportunities

This case study involving a chassis repair on a 2004 Toyota 4Runner underscores the value of customer education and using quality parts during the repair process. It was a unique situation we ran across where we advised the owner that one of the rear shocks on his vehicle was leaking, and we recommended replacement of both units.

4runner sway bar suspension
MAS Industries Introduces 158 New Part Numbers

The new part numbers will cover more than 93 million vehicle service possibilities.

MAS Industries Introduces 164 New Part Numbers

This expansion covers more than 93 million vehicle service possibilities.

Centric Parts Releases 2017 Medium-Duty Catalog

In addition to hundreds of new brake component listings, the 2017 Centric medium-duty catalog includes chassis components and listings for 1-ton trucks.

MAS Industries Introduces 106 New Part Numbers

The new part numbers cover more than 38 million vehicle service possibilities.

MAS Industries Launches New Online Catalog

The catalog is accessible to anyone through the MAS Industries website at Users can search by vehicle or by part number.

How New Technologies Impact ABS Systems and Chassis Service

I’m sure you have all been to an ABS systems class where you’ve heard that the base brake system must be operating as designed in order for ABS systems to work properly. This is true, but many still perform brake service in the same way they always have.

Anti lock brake system
Why Selling Four is Better Than Settling For Just Two

We have all been in a situation where the customer comes in with a damaged or leaking shock/strut that needs immediate attention, while the rest of the shocks/struts have more than 80,000 miles on them and are due for replacement. Recommending replacement of all four units is the right thing to do, but after you