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Undercar Services: Maintenance & Repair

Rely on Ted's Auto Clinic Inc. in Chicago, IL 60634 to provide quality care for your vehicle's undercarriage. Stop by our shop to see how we can help you or call 773-625-7360 for more information.

To keep your vehicle safe and comfortable to drive, we provide undercar services that include:

Four Wheel Alignments
A wheel alignment is a 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 and improves vehicle handling and stability. A wheel alignment is recommended if any suspension or steering component(s) is replaced or when new tires are installed. Alignments are a complicated process and not all technicians get them right. At Ted’s Auto Clinic, we have state-of-the-art wheel alignment equipment and the expertise to match.

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 Ted's Auto Clinic Inc., 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 Ted's Auto Clinic Inc. can work on your car's brakes to ensure you have a safe drive.

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 Ted's Auto Clinic Inc., there are experienced undercar service providers who can work on your chassis.

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. Ted's Auto Clinic Inc. has expert technicians to service your car's exhaust system.

Driveline
A driveline is a part of your 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. At Ted's Auto Clinic Inc., 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 Ted's Auto Clinic Inc. today.

Shocks & Struts
Shock absorbers and struts 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 and struts reduce the effect of traveling over rough ground, leading to improved ride quality and vehicle handling. When shocks or struts develop problems, driving on poorly leveled roads becomes unpleasant, and your vehicle may sway when turning. To have your vehicle's shocks and/or struts inspected and repaired, visit Ted's Auto Clinic Inc. today.

ASSOCIATIONS

  • AAA (American Automobile Association)
  • ASE (Automotive Service Excellence)
  • IATN (International Automotive Technicians' Network)
  • BOSCH
  • Valvoline
  • Car Care Aware

Testimonials

  • Ted is the best. He and his family are the nicest and most honest people I know in the auto repair industry. They have serviced my family's vehicles for many years now and have always done excellent work on all accounts, and at fair prices too. They've even taught me a thing or two about cars during my experiences there! I will get my car serviced here as much as possible going forward.
    -Tim B.

  • Dropped my car off on Friday and was ready today before noon. Someone tried to pry my drivers side lock out to steal the car. Ted took care of it for half what I though. Fast, efficient, always awesome
    -Sean Q.

  • Let's be honest, going to a mechanic is like going to the dentist, you hate to go unless you really need to. Unless you are a certified mechanic or know someone you TRUST, it's very hard to get good service or at least a good honest price. I have been here once before for failed emissions, fixed btw. Now that the frigid Chicago weather has arrived, my 04 Altima started having steering "stiffness". I can handle simple jobs like brakes, tune ups, and oil changes. But I don't have all the tools necessary for a "big job". With that said, I researched my cars symptoms and came up with 1) bad steering pump, 2) u joint of lower steering rack 3) rack and pinion (huge $$$$). I emailed George about my issue, asked specific prices, set up an appt and told me how long it would take. The next day it snowed and was (very) late for my appt, but George still took my car in as Walk-in although they had several cars in there already. One of the mechanics (I'm assuming that's Ted) took it for a test drive, brought it in the shop and 15 min later, a diagnosis. U joint lower steering rack. Price tag $275 including the price for diagnosis. From the time I took it in and when it was done 4hrs later,1 hr faster than was expected (diagnosis, ordering the part,and installation).The main thing I really want to point out is, they will not give you outrageous prices, they will not add on parts you do not need, (in my case can't afford), George is a very honest guy with honest prices. Don't try bringing in a part you bought from eBay or any parts store because they will not install it, which is not a big deal because their parts are covered by a 2 yr warranty/24,000 miles. This shop is very friendly and very good customer service. Thanks! Found my new local shop.
    -Dan P.

  • This place is AMAZING! My usual mechanic was not answering the phone, so I jumped on Yelp and found this place.George was efficient, kind and personable! He quoted me a fair price for a new ignition switch, but said the rest of the car was in poor shape. His recommendation? Save my money and get rid of the car ASAP! Who does that? This guy is a rockstar!!!
    -Anne C.

  • Straightforward and professional!
    -Kate P.

  • I've moved out of the neighborhood but still come back to have my car serviced. Ted and his team are a breath of fresh air in a world where "everything car" can get overwhelming. It's a great place for a female to bring a car - they're never condescending, will answer all questions thoroughly and make sure you understand - they'll even show you under the hood! Ted and his guys take great care with their customers' cars - I don't think you can find a better price anywhere for such great work.
    -Linnea B.

  • Great experience. The staff is friendly. They fixed my car in a timely manner. I'd go back to them again.
    -Jim T.

  • There are very few times and places in life you feel as welcome and as free as you will with Ted at his shop!! From the minute I called to the minute I showed up it was nothing but smiles and satisfaction!! I came with a car that broke down on 294 got towed by his buddy didn't have to pay upfront! On top of that he gave me a free thorough Check up and even though eventually the bear ate me and didn't have a chance to rebuild that car. Ted gave me an honest precise and very sound advice not to put an extra penny in that car any more. He even gave me almost a wk to figure out what to do with the car. The guy has no rush!!He didn't even charge me a cent! I live in Indiana but I'm a Ted customer for life you know where I'll be bringing in my new car for oil changes and service yes I'm not crazy and I will commute 2hrs to Teds from Indiana for an oil change!!! Ted is like a big teddy bear & so is the son we talked about everything from Greece to Ethiopia it's just that it would be weird for a guy to go kissing all the guys in there! But I would!!
    -DJ R.

  • This was the 3rd time I took a car to this mechanic, and I gotta say that I've never had a better experience anywhere else. They do a very thorough job, and they're honest as well. You don't have to worry that they're gonna rip u off. On my last visit I brought them a used car that I was thinking of buying for a thorough checkup, and they actually saved me from getting ripped off. They found a bunch of things that were wrong with the car including the original mikes being turned back. Then when it came time to pay for the checkup he shook my hand and said, "Don't worry about it. This one's on me." You believe that? What other auto shop is gonna let leave without having to pay for their services? Needless to say, but this is my mechanic for life!
    -Dave M.

  • If only everyone were like Ted, there would be world peace. No joke. Aside from the superb work they do, he is absolutely *the most* honest provider of any service that I have ever encountered. I realize there's a lot wrong with my poor little old car, but he is not pushy about the millions of other things that require some attention. He shows you the beat up dead parts and explains everything. His customer service is unbelievably stellar. They're fast, they're good, they don't drain your bank account, they rock. I wish I could clone Ted. I wish everyone were like Ted. If you don't take your car here for service, you yourself may have a few screws loose. As long as I'm with distance of Ted's, I am a 100% guaranteed customer for life.
    -Bex F.