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BRONKHORSTSPRUIT

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We specialize in:

Suspensions

Brakes

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Shim

Wheel Alignment

CV Joints

CV Boot

Shocks

Exhausts

Bearings

Ball Joints

Tie Rods

Rack Ends

Steering Rack Boots

Steering Rack

Lower Control Arm

Linings

Idler Arm

Pittman Arm

Caster Rod

Stabilizer

Ball Joint Reckon

Tow Bars

Cnr 4th & 3rd Streets

DELMAS

SHOP

 

We specialize in:

Suspensions

Brakes

Brake Pads

Shim

Wheel Alignment

CV Joints

CV Boot

Shocks

Exhausts

Bearings

Ball Joints

Tie Rods

Rack Ends

Steering Rack Boots

Steering Rack

Lower Control Arm

Linings

Idler Arm

Pittman Arm

Caster Rod

Stabilizer

Ball Joint Reckon

Tow Bars

A few signs your vehicles wheel alignment is incorrect

Posted 10/11/2019

A few signs of incorrect wheel alignment?
– The steering wheel is off-center when driving straight
– Vehicle pulls to one side when driving on a straight and even road
– The vehicle doesn't hold the road well, feels wobbly, strays from side to side
– Tires are shrieking when turning
– Tires wear unevenly
Contact KJVR undercar fitments for all your undercar fitments needs, we do repairs, maintenance, and replacements on your vehicle parts for you in and around Bronkhortspruit, Delmas and Surrounding.
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Do you need to get you brake pads changed?

Posted 10/11/2019

Here are a few signs that might be telling you that you need to get your brake pads changed:
1. Squealing or Shrieking noises
2. Having only 3 or 4 mm brake pad left
3. Metal on metal grinding and Grumbling
4. Indicator light (Some cars have this feature)
Visit KJVR undercar fitments we do brake pad replacements in Bronkhortspruit, Delmas and Surrounding. Visit our website for more information.
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De Graaf exhaust systems

Posted 10/11/2019

We have something special for our 4X4 and Bakkie community. Quality De Graaf exhaust systems 76mm. Need something to spice up your 4X4, pop in at our shop 28 Market St, Erasmus, Bronkhorstspruit or you can visit our website for more information.

We specialize in any and everything undercar from wheel alignment, wheel bearings, and suspension in Bronkhorstspruit, Delmas and surrounding areas.
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Suspension - Tie Rods and Rack Ends

Posted 10/11/2019

A worn-out tierod or rack-end will have a few tell-tale signs that will warn you. As soon as you pick up that something is wrong, get a professional to have a look and make the proper diagnoses.
-Steering wheel wobbles or feels loose
-Wheel wobbles or feels loose
-Uneven and extreme tire wear

If you are not sure we advise you to get a professional opinion, Contact KJVR Undercarfitments we specialize in any and everything undercar from wheel alignment, wheel bearings, and suspension in Bronkhorstspruit, Delmas and surrounding areas.


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Vehicle’s Engine Oil Warning signs

Posted 8/23/2019

-Check Engine Light

The most common sign will be from your car itself; your cars check engine light shouldn’t be ignored. Your vehicle Check engine light will light up when there isn’t enough oil in your engine system. You can check this through using your vehicle's engine dipstick. If there’s something More serious wrong the light will stay on meaning that there might have been internal damage due to the lack of lubrication over time.

 

-Noisy engine

Oil aids as a protector for your engine and its part, by adding lubrication on your engine system avoiding metal on metal contact keeping your engine running smooth and soft. If you hear any strange noises from the engine sounding like knocking or rumbling means that there is something more serious wrong. This could be a sign of your engine breaking itself apart within due to the lack of lubrication.

 

-Dark engine oil

Oil should be amber and ever so slightly see-through consistency. As the oil is being used it is normal to darken a bit as it picks up particles. You won’t pick up dark oil without checking the oil of your car frequently, at least once a month. When you can’t see your engine dipstick though the oil its time to change your vehicle's oil.

 

-Smelling oil within your car

You shouldn’t smell oil within your vehicle. If you do it might be a sign of an oil leak. If you smell other fumes it could be a sign of your vehicle overheating, either way, it would be wise to get your vehicle checked up it might be due for maintenance or in need of a service.

 

-Smoke coming from vehicle's Exhaust 

There shouldn’t be any smoke coming out from your car's exhaust; a little translucent vapor is expected anything more can be a sign of faulty engine parts or an oil leak.

 

-High Mileage

If you traveled more this month than normal. It might be a good idea to change your vehicle's oil earlier than planned. Your vehicle comes with a user manual that will have guidelines you should use when changing your vehicle's oil. If your car has high mileage or is an older model, consider using a high mileage oil.

 

Bottom Line

Have any questions about your automobile feel free to get in touch with us hear at KJVR Undercar Fitments. We specialize in a wide range of automotive services including Suspension, Tie Rod Ends, Wheel Bearings, Bushes and so much more. Calling all Bronkhorstspruit and Delmas residents to come visit our shop today!

 

 

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When to start worrying about you vehicles suspension

Posted 8/6/2019

What does a front controle arm do?

It attaches the frame or body of a car to the assembly that holds a front wheel. This assembly is called a steering knuckle. 

 

Control arms are attached to the frame or body of a car through compliant rubber bushings, called controle arm bushings. This allows a control arm to pivot up and down as front wheels trundle over lumps and potholes. The outer end of a control arm has a ball joint. Control arms have a highly significant role holding both front wheels on the road. If a control arm is unreasonably worn, damaged or bent, the vehicle is NOT SAFE to drive.

Control arm problems

There are a several reasons why a control arm may need to be reinstated. A worn-out ball joint that cannot be renewed is one of the most usual reasons. A ball joint is an notably critical component. If it wears out, the car is hazardous to drive: the front wheel can separate from the lower suspension making the vehicle lose control. 

 

Worn out or ripped control arm bushings is an added reason a control arm may need to be replaced. The control arm is also the most well-known part that bends in a accident concerning one of the front wheels or after hitting the curb. A bent control arm needs to be replaced.

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How frequently should your wheel alignment be done?

Posted 8/6/2019

Wheel alignment is the process of reviewing and modifying the angles of the wheels related to each other and the car frame.

Why do you need to do wheel alignment?

Wheel alignment is essential because with time the wheel angles change. This occurs as an effect of the deforming and wear of several rubber bushings in the vehicle suspension and weakening of the springs. Besides that, the wheel alignment needs to be reviewed after knocking deep potholes and curbs, especially after accidents. You'll also need to check your wheel alignment after replacement any of the important suspension or steering components. Furthermore, it should be done when lowering or raising the suspension. 

 

What are the signs of incorrect wheel alignment? 

– the steering wheel is off-center when driving straight 

– the vehicle pulls to one side when driving on a straight and even road 

– the vehicle doesn't hold the road well, feels wobbly, strays from side to side 

– tires are shrieking when turning 

– tires wear unevenly 

 

What are the advantages of doing your wheel alignment? 

Your tires, as well as suspension and steering components, will last longer and your vehicle will manage better. You might see that after the wheel alignment, the car handles the road better and feels more steady. Again, this is even more prominent if you have a sporty car or more extended tyres. 

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Important things you need to know about exhaust silinder systems

Posted 8/6/2019

How Car Exhaust Systems Work

Each time your car operates, inside the engine there are thousands of tiny explosions occurring. Each explosion generates power. It does this when it forces against the pistons of the engine.

A side effect of the explosions is that, besides generating power, they produce leftover gas too.

 

The gas carries potentially dangerous chemicals. They include carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxides and hydrocarbons.

To stop the gases from penetrating the cabin and causing people to inhale them, they have to be conducted away from the engine compartment. This is the main function of a car exhaust system.

If exhaust gases go straight into the environment, it causes them to affect more people. Not to consider, the non-stop engine discharges also produce noise pollution.

The car exhaust systems of today, have been created to take care of all these problems.

 

Uses of a Car Exhaust System

A car exhaust system has three essential duties. They include:

  • To manage all exhaust fumes from the engine to behind the vehicle
  • To reduce discharges by reducing the number of toxic chemicals in the fumes
  • To reduce the noise caused by the explosions which transpire during the fuel combustion process.

We here at KJVR Underfitments stock a wide range of universal exhaust silencers to fit your vehicle's needs. Don't hesitate come visit our shop for all your under fitment needs.

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Symptoms of Bad Ball Joints

Posted 8/6/2019

What you need to know of your vehicle's suspension

The front suspension of your vehicle is a rather extraordinary system. An intricate assembly of control connections and wheel hubs, the front suspension not only enables your front wheels to move up and down individually of one another to give you a stable ride, it also makes both wheels turn left or right concurrently so that you can make your vehicle go where you need to go.

 

Although there are numerous sorts of front suspensions, such as the upper and lower control arm type and the MacPherson strut-type, they all share a basic component that allows them to do what they are produced to do: the ball joint. If a ball joint fails, it can have frightful consequences.

 

Today’s vehicles feature a front suspension system that uses upper and lower control arms to join the wheel hub to your vehicle. The wheel hubs, on which your wheels and tires are attached, are mounted to the outer ends of each control arm and persist commonly vertical as they move up and down with the rotating of the control arms. The hubs are also joined to your steering system and must be able to swivel left and right at any point in their up and down movement.

 

Ball joints are the crucial components that connect your wheel hubs to the control arms. They provide universal pivoting movement between the wheel hubs and control arms to give you a reliable, soft ride and allow you to precisely regulate your vehicle.

 

Their actual lifespan will depend on your driving manners, road circumstances and exposure to road splash and salt. As the ball and socket wear mutually, the normally close tolerance between them will expand and the ball joint will become wobbly over time.

Wear indicators incorporate mobile grease fitting. When a neckband of the grease fitting is level with or below the bottom of the ball joint housing, the ball joint is worn and should be repaired.

 

Other types have a wear indicator pin protruding through a hole in the bottom of the ball joint. As long as the pin is visible, the ball joint is OK. When it becomes flush with the housing or is not visible, then the ball joint should be replaced.

Dangers of worn ball joints 

A worn ball joint is not a problem that should be put off—a catastrophic failure of any ball joint will result in your front suspension coming apart and causing a lack of control of your vehicle. Should you speculate worn ball joints, you should have your vehicle checked out by a professional.

 

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16 Car Noises you should not Ignore

Posted 5/26/2019

Common car noises
Any sound when turning a corner.
Clunking when braking.
Flapping.
Grinding manual transmission when shifting.
Hissing or sizzling under the hood.
Knocking from the engine compartment.
Loud bang.
Low-pitch humming under the car.
Popping from the engine compartment.
Rattles from beneath the vehicle.
Roaring that increases with acceleration.
Squealing or chirping on acceleration.
Squealing wheels when applying brakes.
Scraping or grinding when applying brakes.
Tapping or clicking from the engine compartment.
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If you are not sure, rather be safe and visit our Bronkhorstspruit or Delmas branches for advice.