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Undercar Services: Maintenance & Repair

Rely on Elmer Sweetwood & Sons in El Cajon, CA 92020 to provide quality care for your vehicle's undercarriage. Stop by our shop to see how we can help you or call 619-444-1696 for more information.

To keep your vehicle running at peak performance, we provide undercar services that include:

Anti-Lock Brakes
Anti-lock brakes prevent wheel lock-up when rapidly decelerating by automatically modulating the brake pressure during an emergency stop. With this system, the wheels are able to maintain traction with the road while braking. Failure of the anti-lock brakes could lead to an increase in the risks of multiple vehicle crashes and run-off road crashes. To avoid this, have your anti-lock brake system checked and repaired by experts. At Elmer Sweetwood & Sons, we have anti-lock brake experts who will examine and repair your faulty ABS - keeping you safe.

Brakes
A brake is a mechanical device for slowing or stopping a vehicle (usually by means of friction). In short, a brake inhibits your car's motion. It lets you stop the car whenever and wherever you choose. Brakes are one of the most important parts of a motor vehicle. Without them, you would not be able to stop the car. If your vehicle's brakes are having issues, consider having them worked on. Brake experts at Elmer Sweetwood & Sons can work on your car's brakes to ensure you have a safe drive.

Chassis
A chassis is the car's internal framework that supports the body and other parts like the wheels, engine, transmission, driveshaft, differential, and suspension. A weak or damaged chassis will translate to a weak car. To have a strong and properly working vehicle, have your car's chassis checked for defects. At Elmer Sweetwood & Sons, there are experienced undercar service providers who can work on your chassis.

Exhaust
In a motor vehicle, an exhaust system is a piping used to guide exhaust fumes away from the engine - usually to the rear of the vehicle. A properly functioning exhaust system not only sounds better, it is better - for you, your car, and the environment. Elmer Sweetwood & Sons has expert technicians to service your car's exhaust system.

Driveline
A driveline is a part of your motor vehicle that connects the engine and the transmission to the wheel axles. The driveline consists of the parts of the powertrain less the engine and transmission. Failure of the driveline means that the car would not move since energy cannot be transmitted from the engine to the wheel axles. Therefore, make sure that your car's driveline is regularly inspected and serviced. And, at Elmer Sweetwood & Sons, you can have the driveline serviced by experts.

Tires
As tires get older, they lose traction and deteriorate from the inside out, increasing the likelihood of a tire bursting. This can cause a rapid loss of control of your vehicle. To have a better performing vehicle, you need to make sure the tires are in good condition. For all your tire needs, contact Elmer Sweetwood & Sons today.

Shocks
Shocks (or shock absorbers) are mechanical devices designed to smooth out rough roads. The devices do this by converting kinetic energy to another form of energy. Properly working shocks reduce the effect of traveling over rough ground, leading to improved ride quality and vehicle handling. When shocks develop problems, driving on poorly leveled roads becomes unpleasant, and your vehicle may sway when turning. To have your vehicle's shocks diagnosed and repaired, visit Elmer Sweetwood & Sons today.

ASSOCIATIONS

  • State of California Licensed Smog Check Test & Repair
  • ASE (Automotive Service Excellence)
  • IATN (International Automotive Technicians' Network)
  • ALL-DATA
  • IDENTIFIX
  • MITCHELL 1
  • World Pac
  • NAPA
  • Car Care Aware

Testimonials

  • Elmer Sweetwood and Sons took really good care of me and my 1996 Ford Bronco. Sam along with the other knowledgeable and experienced mechanics worked diligently on my car to get it running well again. Thanks to these guys my Bronco runs like a champ even better than before. I highly recommend this auto repair shop for anyone who wants to repair there car in a timely fashion and great price. Thanks again Sweetwood!
    -Oscar Vargas

  • How can you go wrong with a business named Elmer Sweetwood and Sons. Old School. Honesty and integrity. Been taking my Ford Ranger there for service for a few years. I have been very satisfied with the customer service and the quality of work. Highly recommend Elmer Sweetwood for your automotive and truck needs.
    -William Denhart

  • My experience was as always.....prompt, courteous and reasonable. Keep up the good work. Merry Christmas to all the hard workers at Sweetwood.
    -Bobette Drimmel