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Undercar Services: Maintenance & Repair

Quality Import Service approaches caring for your BMW, Mercedes, Mini, Porsche from the ground up. That means that before we look over the internal components of your ride we take time to make sure that you're working with a solid foundation. Our comprehensive undercar inspections and services cover an important area of your car that can easily be neglected and give the foundation of your vehicle the care and attention it deserves.



Avoid disaster by coming in a having your undercarriage checked out today. Call us at 574-262-1037 or visit us in Elkhart, IN so we can schedule an appointment to ensure your car is in tip-top shape!

Our undercar services 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 Quality Import Service, 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 Quality Import Service can work on your car's brakes to ensure you have a safe drive.

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 Quality Import Service's quick lube services, you will have a brake system flush performed by brake experts. Call 574-262-1037 or visit Quality Import Service today.

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 Quality Import Service, there are experienced undercar service providers who can work on your chassis.

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 Quality Import Service today for differentials examination and servicing.

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 Quality Import Service in Elkhart, IN 46514 today.

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. Quality Import Service 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 Quality Import Service, you can have the driveline serviced by experts.

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 Quality Import Service 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 Quality Import Service at 574-262-1037 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.

ASSOCIATIONS

  • ASE (Automotive Service Excellence)
  • ASE Master Technician
  • ASA (Automotive Service Association)
  • Bosch
  • Car Care Aware

Testimonials

  • I have brought my last 3 BMW cars to Quality Import Service. The service is great, the people friendly and the prices are good. I wouldn't take my car anywhere else.
    -Bonnie Freshour - Bristol

  • We've been taking our cars to Quality Imports Service for YEARS because of the OUTSTANDING work they do. They're the most CONSCIENTIOUS service company - they take the necessary amount of time to inspect the functioning of every vehicle we've ever taken there. They call ahead with anything they find to inform/ask us before adding it to the services to be done. We've never found a more TRUSTWORTHY and FAIR group of people to do business with!!
    -Mike & Nancy S. - Cassopolis, MI

  • Every time we come to Quality Imports we are treated with special care and never feel we are miss lead. Honest and good "old fashion" service with a very personal touch. Our car runs good. Thanks to Quality Import
    -Greg Pairitz - Granger

  • The service and expertise at Quality Imports has always been very professional and very caring about my automobile. I would never take my Import to anyone but Quality Imports unless for a warranty problem of which then I would go back to dealership. The owners and their staff are very personal and I love being one of their customers.
    -Debbie Mitchell - Bristol Indiana

  • This is a place of " Excellence" The staff has good manners and, makes you feel like family. Besides, their expert knowledge on cars. They key into exactly what the problem is intensively!!. They work as a team to make sure your car is repaired as, it should be!!, Cheers!!! Quality Imports Service.... Thank you for all.... you do..!!! My Mercedes is running perfect now!!!..
    -Gale Y. David - Bristol, Indiana

  • Service was done properly and on time. Everyone is always friendly and informative.
    -David Hochstetler - Elkhart,In

  • Wonderful, personalized service at affordable prices
    -Sheila Billis - Elkhart Indiana

  • Quality Import Service has been servicing my Volvo's for more than 20 years. I have always been pleased with their high level of service and know I can rely on their expert advice. Barb, Mike and Kip are great to work with!! I would highly recommend!!
    -Charlie Moore - Bristol, IN

  • Great people to deal with, been going there for 30+ years, always happy with our repairs and bill
    -Jack kunkel - Elkhart

  • The best place to go for my BMW!
    -Angel - Elkhart

  • This is the place for import service. Skip the dealer, these guys are much better priced and are very knowledgeable.
    -Bob K.

  • I had been to other shops and they could not fix my BMW. These guys fixed my BMW better than it ever been since I've owned it. It is fun to drive my car again. I am making this my shop for all my repairs.
    -Kato S.

  • I have owned 4 Mercedes. Quality Import has serviced everyone of them. They still treat your car as one of the family. Just like when I purchased my first one 40 years ago. They know each model and what may need attention as you add miles to your car. When I ask Mercedes Service why they don't do this anymore. Their answer was Mercedes will not allow us to advise you what to expect or problems they have had with my model.
    -Larry W.

  • Mike is honest, very knowledgeable and easy to deal with.
    -Will H.

  • They have serviced two of my Mercedes Benz, they know what they are doing and will do the job right, nothing flashy, just quality work which leaves your car better than it was and fun to drive again
    -Lee H.

  • Best service I've ever received, hands down!!!
    -Leander S.

  • Amazing place and true to the name of quality, you might have long wait times here and there depending on your repair, ive been bringing my 2005 and 2009 mini coopers here for all there problems and they have always been fixed, anywhere from broken ignitions and noises to rebuilding superchargers. Highly reccomended!!
    -Andrew J.