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585-586-3180 | 929 W Linden Ave

Suspension

Suspension, East Rochester, NY

High-Performance Suspension

Great high-performance shocks or struts are essential in East Rochester, but when you are ready to take your car or truck suspension to the next level you need the experience of the auto repair mechanics at Van Thof's Auto & Radiator Inc. to get the job done right.

Leaf Springs: Trust the auto repair mechanics at Van Thof's Auto & Radiator Inc. to install this simple assembly that is the backbone of high-performance truck suspension. Absorb the shock of rough terrain when you are pushing your truck to its limit. These long, curved strips of steel are stacked in order of length and joined by a bolt at the center. Removing old rear axle springs can be a tough job and getting your new leaf springs bolted on tight is critical. The experienced professionals at Van Thof's Auto & Radiator Inc. are up for the task. Drop by the shop at 929 W Linden Ave or give us a call at 585-586-3180 to set up an appointment to get your new leaf springs installed fast.

Coil Springs: Coil springs look exactly like a simple coil. Placed on the top of an axle your coil springs store and release the energy when your car or truck is in motion. The coil spring absorbs the shock of East Rochester potholes, speed bumps and other turbulent factors on track or rough terrain. Ensuring old springs are removed and new coils are aligned and fastened correctly is essential for maximum safety and handling. Trust the experienced auto repair specialists at Van Thof's Auto & Radiator Inc. at 929 W Linden Ave for fast, affordable coil spring installation.

Lowering Kits For A Mean Sport Stance

Drivers in East Rochester come to Van Thof's Auto & Radiator Inc. to achieve that low-stance, high-performance sports car appearance and improve handling. At Van Thof's Auto & Radiator Inc. we replace stock springs with lowering springs that offer more coils in a condensed stack. Trust the expert mechanics at Van Thof's Auto & Radiator Inc. to create the correct amount of tension between the frame and the suspension system. Call Van Thof's Auto & Radiator Inc. at 585-586-3180 and schedule an appointment to install your lowering kit and shorten the distance between your car's body and the wheels to lessen the center of gravity and increase responsive handling.

Lift Kits

Got massive monster tires? Truck owners in East Rochester come to Van Thof's Auto & Radiator Inc. to install high-performance lift kits that will increase clearance and provide that aggressive monster truck stance. Securely installing strut mounts, longer springs, new shocks, and a range of hardware to raise up your truck is a tough job. Precisely calibrating the ground clearance larger wheels need is important for optimal safety and performance. Trust the auto repair experts at Van Thof's Auto & Radiator Inc. to transform the look and function of your truck. Take on rugged terrain or just look cool when cruising by giving your truck a little lift. Call 585-586-3180 or stop by our auto repair shop at 929 W Linden Ave to set up an appointment.

Sway Bars: At Van Thof's Auto & Radiator Inc. we install sway bars to help driving enthusiasts in East Rochester grip corners more easily and reduce the demand placed on the springs and suspension system. Prevent body roll when driving aggressively in curves with cold-formed steel alloy sway bars installed with exacting precision to offer bilateral spring deflection. The expert mechanics at Van Thof's Auto & Radiator Inc. in East Rochester can help you decrease the load difference between the wheels inside and outside the curve by adding sway bars today. Get convenient, affordable fast auto repairs and sway bar installation for high-performance cars at Van Thof's Auto & Radiator Inc. every day. Call Van Thof's Auto & Radiator Inc. at 585-586-3180 or stop by our auto repair shop in East Rochester today.

Frame Rails: Ready to race? Offset chassis are not permitted on many tracks and require drivers to install parallel frame rails. Chassis frame rails are built to strict guidelines to provide maximum stabilization in a left-hand turn. Let our expert mechanics at Van Thof's Auto & Radiator Inc. be your race team and make minute changes to the geometry of your suspension with frame rails to provide you with a total lower weight in the turns.

Tie Rods

At Van Thof's Auto & Radiator Inc. we know driving enthusiasts in East Rochester demand more of their high-performance cars and trucks. When you turn a corner on East Rochester streets your front wheels pivot on steering knuckles connected to the steering rack. Your wheels are connected by the tie rod to the drag link bar to provide safety and handling in a turn. High-performance tie bars boast micro-adjustment options to make height and length adjustments between the tie rod and the wheel. The tie rod end that connects to the steering knuckle is susceptible to wear and failure with aggressive driving. Failure can throw off the car's alignment in a tight curve when the chassis of a car is under the most stress. High performance tie bar ends offer precision manufactured ball bearings to reduce wear and critical failures.

Wheelie Bars

These simple anti-roll devices look like casters connected to the rear bumper by long bars of flexible Chromoly tubing. Let Van Thof's Auto & Radiator Inc. be a part of your race team and install wheelie bars when you are ready to race. Wheelie bars take over in a skid and progressively unload the energy of the tire to keep a car right side up. Ready to add this important safety option to your car? Call Van Thof's Auto & Radiator Inc. at 585-586-3180 and let's talk wheelie bars.


What Our Customers Are Saying

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Jim is fair and honest. The work is superior. True hours are: 8am to 12noon and 1pm to 5:30 pm. Don't stop by between noon and 1pm, they close their doors for lunch.

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Jim and his staff have been taking care of our cars for years, and we always feel we are very well taken care, charged appropriately, and the work is well done. It is so nice to have somone service your vechicle who is honest, respectful and you can trust. Don't bring your car anywhere else!

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  • AutoValue Certified Service Center
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  • Official State of New York Motor Vehicle Inspection Station
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