Why Does Your Vehicle Need Chassis Lubrication?

by Admin September 22, 2011

A common selling point among mechanics is a chassis lubrication added in with another service. The chassis is the frame and wheels of your car, on top of which sits the body. Essentially, it’s like the first building block in the construction of your vehicle.

Getting a chassis lubrication doesn’t mean that the entire underside of your car gets greased up. Rather, there are several key joints and connections between the vehicle chassis and vehicle body that need to stay lubricated to help the vehicle flex with road bumps and also turn easily. The locations of these points can vary, depending on the model of vehicle. Once the proper points are identified, a technician will apply a chassis lube with a grease gun to keep the chassis in working order.

Not all vehicles require the chassis to be lubricated. Many vehicles now come equipped with sealed joints and fittings that do not need lubrication. However, these joints should still be inspected to make sure they are in proper working order.

Neglecting to lubricate a chassis will have noticeable effects – mostly sound effects. Without lubrication the body of the vehicle will squeak and whine loudly, and the resulting friction can cause parts and joints to eventually break. As such, it’s a good idea to get a chassis lubrication when you get your oil changed.

For that reason, The Tire Choice offers free chassis lubrication with all of its oil changing services. If your car is squeaking, or if you are due for an oil change, schedule an appointment with The Tire Choice today.

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