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Undercar Services: Maintenance & Repair

Rely on Foster's Advanced Auto Service in New Brighton, MN 55112 to provide quality care for your vehicle's undercarriage. Stop by our shop to see how we can help you or call 651-635-9890 for more information.

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

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 Foster's Advanced Auto Service.

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 Foster's Advanced Auto 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 Foster's Advanced Auto 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 Foster's Advanced Auto Service's quick lube services, you will have a brake system flush performed by brake experts. Call 651-635-9890 or visit Foster's Advanced Auto 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 Foster's Advanced Auto 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 Foster's Advanced Auto 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 Foster's Advanced Auto Service in New Brighton, MN 55112 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. Foster's Advanced Auto 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 Foster's Advanced Auto Service, you can have the driveline serviced by experts.

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 Foster's Advanced Auto Service today.

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 Foster's Advanced Auto 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 Foster's Advanced Auto Service at 651-635-9890 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.

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Testimonials

  • Great service, fair prices. They are VERY willing to work with YOUR schedule to make it convenient for you! I?ve already been recommending them!
    -Paula R.

  • Loved the pleasant people working there and they did a quick and quality of a job on my jeep. Very trustworthy and honest.
    -Danielle R.

  • I went in for a routine oil chnage and came out over a K lighter with new brakes all around as well as wheel bearings up front. I knew the brakes were weak, but I didn?t realize how bad. So, why am I not displeased? A technician showed me the rotors and break pads. I had no brakes. Were I not to have them repaired, I would have needed to sign a document indicating I was informed and releasing the company of liability. So, I had the work done and followed the process. What I bought was not only a totally new brake system, but peace-of-mind and absolute confidence that the work was done by the absolute best technician, I must also note that I was treated with comfort and respect through the entire experience. I absolutely trust these people.
    -T.J. W.

  • These guys are the best type of mechanics you can wish for. They are honest and trustworthy. They tell you what needs fixed and do not make you get unnecessary repairs. As a woman who has gotten ripped off by many mechanics in Mpls, I can honestly recommend these guys. They do high quiality work. I am very pleased with the friendly and complete service they provide. I would recommend them to my friends and family anytime. Keep up the good work guys !
    -Wanda K.

  • Needed new shocks and struts for the wife?s car and got a same-day appointment. I had a lower estimate elsewhere prior to coming in, and Foster?s Advanced told me they?d beat it by $50 and get me in and out in one day. They delivered and were great to work with. This is the kind of place I can feel comfortable recommending to others. They deliver what they promise and don?t try to push services you don?t need.
    -Kraig & Lisa

  • I arrived a bit early and yet they still fit me into the schedule and out of there ahead of time. I always receive fast, knowledgeable and friendly service that I can afford. I recommend coming here to all of my co-workers and friends.
    -Vicki K.

  • I have had two car repairs done at Foster?s Advanced Auto Service within the last few weeks, and I have 3 very positive things to report. First of all ? they saved me money, actually saved around $800 from an estimate I had gotten from the car dealer. Second ? they are trustworthy, and keep their word. Even stuck to an original estimate when the work ended up taking longer than planned for. Third ? and very important to me, they are ?Real? people ? made me feel welcome, and comfortable right off the bat, and I really prefer dealing with real people over a ?corporation?. Yup great place to do business!
    -Franky L.

  • I needed to get new brakes and the guys at Foster?s Advanced Auto Service bent over backwards to make it happen. They gave me and my daughter a ride back home while they worked on my vehicle and offered to stay late til I could come back and pick it up. The guys were so nice and really seemed to appreciate my business. The cost was extremely reasonable compared with the price quote I received from other places. I would recommend them to my friends for sure
    -Jen A.