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4 Factors to Keep in Mind When Choosing a Lift Kit

If you are an avid off-roader, live an area with rougher terrain, or are simply wanting an upgraded look for your car, lift kits are an excellent solution! However, not every lift kit is the same and it is important to choose one that works best for you and your vehicle. Check out these four factors to keep in mind when choosing a lift kit for your vehicle.

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1. Pick the Right Height

Lift kits are great for those who enjoy off-roading as they offer more tire clearance. Greater clearance means not worrying about putting pedal-to-the-metal as you cross harsh terrain. The higher the lift, the less likely rocks and other debris become a problem. However, lifts kits become more expensive the higher you go, so it is important to choose a height that works for your vehicle. If your vehicle is used for frequent off-roading adventures, a higher lift kit may be right for you.

2. Day-to-Day Usage

When choosing a lift kit, it is essential to keep in mind how it will impact your vehicle’s functionality. If you use your vehicle regularly for work or other daily errands, a shorter, body leveling lift kit may be a better option.

3. Ride Quality

While lift kits do come with several advantages, a suspension lift kit will alter the way your vehicle handles and its overall ride quality. Since suspension lift kits require a reconstruction of the suspension system, they can lead to more wear and tear on the suspension components and more frequent maintenance repairs.

4. Have Your Lift Kit Professionally Installed

Since lift kits change how your vehicle handles and often require updates to your vehicle’s suspension components, professional installation is recommended. An improperly installed lift kit can lead to damage to the frame, body, or suspension system. Hiring an auto expert to install your lift kit can save you money on repairs down the road. At Custom Complete Automotive, our certified auto mechanics have the knowledge and experience needed to upgrade your vehicle into the machine of your dreams. To learn more about our lift kit installation services, or to schedule an appointment at one of our convenient locations in Missouri, contact us today!

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Eric Riddles

Eric Riddles is an ASE Certified Master Automobile Technician who has been working as an auto mechanic since 1998 and originally joined the team at Custom Complete Automotive in 2005. Eric has numerous certifications in various aspects of car repair and spent 10 years training the next generation of auto technicians at a local high school Auto Shop classroom.

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