In the early days automobiles, the trunk was essentially just that. It was a wooden or leather trunk placed on a platform at the back of the vehicle to carry what you might need for traveling. But as the traveling distance of automobiles grew along with the number of roads and highways, the trunk grew in importance and size. In some of the huge land whales of the 1970s some car companies boasted that you could put an entire full-size mattress in the trunk of their cars.
Currently trunk sizes vary, but those most useful usually contain access to a hidden spare tire. Some have back seats that lay down to provide additional carrying space for longer items than might fit into a regular size trunk. Instead of a dark cavern, many models provide a light that turns on when the trunk is opened. Some also sport a net that streches across the back of the trunk to hold items like umbrellas, and emergency equipment.
Most trunks depend upon pistons or struts reduce the effort needed to open the trunk. Over time these pistons wear out. This is a major problem as some trunk lids now contain running lights, back-up lights, and turn signal systems. All of these additions add weight to the trunk, which adds stress to and causes wear to the struts. Trunks may need alignment, piston replacements, new carpeting, latch repair, and installation of new light bulbs.
All Transmissions and Automotive is familiar with all of these problems and provides over-all maintenance and repair for trunk problems. Give us a call at 253-627-0252 to see if we can help you with the maintenance of your vehicle, or fill out the simple query form below.