585-243-0470 | 3695 Retsof Rd

Undercar Services: Maintenance & Repair

Undercar Services: Maintenance & Repair, Retsof, NY

Rely on VanGelder's Automotive Inc. in Retsof, NY 14539 to provide quality care for your vehicle's undercarriage. Stop by our shop to see how we can help you or call 585-243-0470 for more information.

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

  • 4 Wheel Alignment
  • Alignment
    Wheel alignment (or simply alignment) is standard car maintenance that involves adjusting the angles of the wheels so that they are set to the manufacturer's specifications. The main purpose is to let the suspension and the steering systems operate at their desired angles - this reduces tire wear. Alignment is a complicated process and not all mechanics get it right. To have experts handle your car's alignment, visit VanGelder's Automotive Inc..

    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 VanGelder's Automotive Inc., we have anti-lock brake experts who will examine and repair your faulty ABS - keeping you safe.

    Brake System Flush
    Brake fluid is hygroscopic (it absorbs moisture). The absorbed moisture lowers the fluid's boiling point. It also corrodes the lines and cylinders. With the lowered boiling point, the brake fluid could boil during braking which makes you lose braking ability. Although this is an extreme scenario, it does happen in heavy braking. To reduce the effects of the absorbed moisture, auto manufacturers recommend that you have a brake flush done periodically. A brake system flush involves the replacement of used and contaminated fluid with fresh fluid. With VanGelder's Automotive Inc.'s quick lube services, you will have a brake system flush performed by brake experts. Call 585-243-0470 or visit VanGelder's Automotive Inc. today.

    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 VanGelder's Automotive Inc. 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 VanGelder's Automotive Inc., there are experienced undercar service providers who can work on your chassis.

    Custom Exhaust
    A motor vehicle exhaust system is piping used to guide exhaust gasses away from the engine to the outdoors. Although the exhaust system's main purpose is to guide exhaust gases from the engine to the outdoors, it can be modified to increase engine power, reduce pollution, and reduce noise. To achieve this, you need to invest in a custom-made exhaust system.

    At VanGelder's Automotive Inc. in Retsof, NY 14539, we can create a custom-made stainless steel exhaust for your vehicle. We specialize in custom performance exhaust systems, stainless steel mufflers, mufflers, exhaust kits, racing mufflers, and exhaust accessories for a huge and diverse range of vehicles: customized cars, standard road cars, classic cars, kit cars, 4x4's, imports, and racecars.

    Differential Flush
    The differential is a car part that compensates for the difference in travel distance between the inner wheels and outer wheels when the vehicle is turning. Due to the differential's position in most non-four-wheel-drive (FWD) vehicles (located at the rear and under the car), it does not get any of the star treatment the engine gets. The one thing that every car owner needs to know is that failure of the differential will mean failure of the car. To save the differential from failure, you need to have differential fluid changed every 30,000 to 50,000 miles. Changing the oil on the differential is as important as changing the car's engine oil. Although checking and changing differential oil is pretty easy, you need to visit an auto shop to get a comprehensive differential flush. For differential flush services, visit or call VanGelder's Automotive Inc. in Retsof, NY 14539 today.

    Differentials
    The differential transfers the engine power to the wheels. One important function of the differential is to pass on power to the wheels while allowing them to rotate at different speeds - thus the name differential. When turning, the outer wheels travel a larger distance than the inner wheels do (also the front wheels travel a longer distance than the rear wheels). This means that all four wheels travel at different speeds during a turn and this is where the differential comes in to help. To make sure your vehicle's differentials are working properly, have them checked regularly. Contact VanGelder's Automotive Inc. today for differentials examination and servicing.

    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 VanGelder's Automotive Inc., you can have the driveline serviced by experts.

    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. VanGelder's Automotive Inc. has expert technicians to service your car's exhaust system.

    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 VanGelder's Automotive Inc. today.

    Struts
    Much like a shock absorber (shocks), your car's struts provide a dampening effect as you travel over a road's surface. By absorbing the shock of the road, struts allow passengers to ride in a car without constant and uncomfortable motion. Struts work a bit differently than shocks in that they provide structural support for your car's suspension. This means that struts support your car's weight, unlike shocks which only regulate the speed at which the weight is transferred. Struts usually last around 50,000 or 60,000 miles. This is simply because the damping characteristics of the parts gradually deteriorate over time. Call VanGelder's Automotive Inc. at 585-243-0470 if you have questions about the struts on your car. Our expert technicians will diagnose any problems and help you make an informed decision about repairs.

    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 VanGelder's Automotive Inc. today.

  • Tires - All major brands


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TESTIMONIALS

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Mike and his team were amazing; it's like a new car. Thanks guys.
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THANK YOU for bailing me out of a tight jam!! I would have never made the road trip back to Denver with that bad wheel bearing. You guys really saved my butt - Fair price, fast service, years of knowledge... VanGelder's Auto is top tier!!!
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After spending many years in the parts and auto repair field I feel the staff are very professional and work closely with the consumer to solve their issues. The business has the latest in equipment and repair data to solve the many problems that arise with today's complicated computer controlled systems. Would certainly suggest that you give them a try and don't hesitate to ask questions about your issues. I'm sure the staff will go above and beyond to answer your concerns about the repairs needed.
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I absolutely love coming here. They remember me, my vehicles and are genuinely caring about their customers. Thank you as always for your more than efficient service and outstanding work!
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Good friendly people. Good prices and work is always done when they say.
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Great team of mechanics. Friendly and reliable. Great service.
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I have been dealing with VanGelder's automotive for many years. Mike and Chris are always friendly and go out of their way to serve, especially in emergency situations. I would highly recommend them for all your automotive needs.
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Prompt courteous service and very good value!!! A+
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I have been doing business with the Van Gelders for way over twenty years. I trust their advice and more importantly their work.
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Been friends for years. Always tries to fits us in if we are having a problem. They do great work in a timely manner.
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Have been doing business with them for years. Wouldn't go anywhere else! Top notch work, they go out of their way to accommodate you
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JR and the team are great! We take all of our cars here for big and small problems.
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This is the type of auto service a person is looking for. Honest, professional, fair prices, and JR, Chris and Mike make you feel like a member of the family, people you can trust. I drive 38 miles for service because I TRUST these people. Glad they were there when I was looking for a new garage. Thank you VanGelder's "gang".
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Vangelder's is a top notch automotive business. They're always there to help out, especially in emergency situations. Mike and Chris are friendly and run a first rate operation.
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Performed the work quickly and saved me some money also.