GRAND BLANC, MICH. (Apr. 12, 2007) Preventive maintenance typically implies looking under the vehicle's hood; often, though, it's the chassis underneath the vehicle that's overlooked.
According to the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), underperformed vehicle maintenance in the American automotive aftermarket industry is more than $50 billion annually. Brakes, shocks and struts, and chassis components -- all located under the vehicle -- are among the most neglected parts and, if not properly maintained, can contribute to wheel alignment problems.