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434-575-6800 | 1000 Wilborn Ave

Suspension

Suspension, South Boston, VA

High-Performance Suspension

Great high-performance shocks or struts are essential in South Boston, 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 Southern Automotive to get the job done right.

Leaf Springs: Trust the auto repair mechanics at Southern Automotive 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 Southern Automotive are up for the task. Drop by the shop at 1000 Wilborn Ave or give us a call at 434-575-6800 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 South Boston 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 Southern Automotive at 1000 Wilborn Ave for fast, affordable coil spring installation.

Lowering Kits For A Mean Sport Stance

Drivers in South Boston come to Southern Automotive to achieve that low-stance, high-performance sports car appearance and improve handling. At Southern Automotive we replace stock springs with lowering springs that offer more coils in a condensed stack. Trust the expert mechanics at Southern Automotive to create the correct amount of tension between the frame and the suspension system. Call Southern Automotive at 434-575-6800 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 South Boston come to Southern Automotive 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 Southern Automotive 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 434-575-6800 or stop by our auto repair shop at 1000 Wilborn Ave to set up an appointment.

Sway Bars: At Southern Automotive we install sway bars to help driving enthusiasts in South Boston 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 Southern Automotive in South Boston 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 Southern Automotive every day. Call Southern Automotive at 434-575-6800 or stop by our auto repair shop in South Boston 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 Southern Automotive 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 Southern Automotive we know driving enthusiasts in South Boston demand more of their high-performance cars and trucks. When you turn a corner on South Boston 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 Southern Automotive 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 Southern Automotive at 434-575-6800 and let's talk wheelie bars.


What Our Customers Are Saying

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Excellent service - amazing prices. These guys are top notch!!

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I called to get an oil change and it was cheaper than a local competitor that I had gone to, and they even inflated my tires that were a little low! I appreciate their great customer service!!

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Had my old Mercedes to 3 other shops to get the brakes working and they could not find the problem. Southern had to order parts but had me stopping the next day at a reasonable cost for that car. I need to get back for a tune up.

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I went on my lunch break today for an oil change. I'm a first time customer and I will go back. Friendly service as soon as i walked thru the door. Also price was great. I didn't have to wait long. Kudos to this business!

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An honest reasonable mechanic is hard to find, but I found it here at Southern Automotive. They work on German cars too which is great! Prices are fair, the work time is prompt, am so glad I took my vehicles here to be worked on, THANKS guys!

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Went there yesterday to have my car checked over and to get my tires rotated the staff was knowledgeable and very helpful prices are reasonable and they were able to get me in quickly I would strongly recommend southern automotive to anyone great service

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Took my car today to repair front bumper which was about to fall off. They fixed it...can't even tell it was broken. Only took about 45 minutes. I also didn't have an appointment and they immediately repaired it. Staff is very friendly...I highly recommend them.

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Only place around that I trust to work on my car!! Everyone is always extremely nice and willing to do whatever they can to help you!

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Great service in a timely manner, and for a reasonable price.

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Great customer service, excellent mechanics that back up their work! Wouldn't take our vehicles anywhere else!

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Tony is a great guy to work with on your auto problems!

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Master L1 ASE certified technician, and very honest to do business with. Great service department!!

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Thank you Tony and staff for fixing my van in record time and at a reasonable price. I highly recommend Southern Automotive!

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I am an out of state traveler on assignment that broke down here in South Boston. I was referred to this place by more than one person. I was so greatful that I met someone that wouldn't take advantage of me. I am a woman and I am from another state. It could have been worse. Scott and the rest of the staff was great.thank you so much for being so helpful and kind. I will never forget this. I highly recommend this company.

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Got an appointment fast, clear explanation of problem with my car. Fast service. Customer lounge was comfortable.

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They fixed my car fast. I called and they let me come in within hours when nobody else would for days. They were friendly and the price was very reasonable.

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Great customer service and great work

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Awesome people and very knowledgeable.

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