If you own a 4-wheel drive vehicle, then it has a transfer case. A transfer case allows for the power to be distributed to both the rear and front axles. This is what makes 4-wheel drive systems possible. These transfer cases require regular maintenance as well as occasional repairs, like all vehicle systems. And it is important that you use an auto repair shop with the skill and know how to keep it functioning in top shape.
Our technicians here at A-1 Auto Tech are transfer case experts. With a deep knowledge of drive train systems and ASE certifications to prove it, you can trust us to keep your transfer case functioning properly and to repair it when it isn’t.
Transfer Case Maintenance
Transfer cases, like all systems on your vehicle, require regular maintenance to ensure that they operate as they should and that they last as long as possible. Inside of a transfer case there is fluid which is used to cool and also to lubricate the various gears, shafts, bearings, and chains inside.
This fluid needs to be changed periodically as the fluid becomes contaminated over time with bits of metal. Periodically changing this helps increase the life of your transfer case. You can trust us at A-1 Auto Tech. We are your truck repair experts. We will get this done and we will also inspect your transfer case for any leaks or damage as we do so.
Does Mine Need Repair?
How can you tell if your transfer case needs repair? There a few signs that you should have it inspected. One of the most obvious of these signs is a strange noise heard while driving at certain speeds. These strange sounds are also sometimes heard while shifting gears. Pay close attention to noises coming from the front of your vehicle, especially during cold weather.
Another indication that your transfer case needs to be repaired is a noticeable difficulty shifting gears. Your vehicle may even randomly kick you out of gear while you are driving. If you experience any of these things, come see us at A-1 Auto Tech and we will quickly diagnose and repair your transfer case.
Common Transfer Case Problems
One of the most common transfer case problems is a leak. There are seals on your transfer case that occasionally will fail. If you notice a leak on your transfer case, this needs to be repaired as soon as possible. It will lead to damage to your transfer case and, eventually, to your transmission as well.
Transfer cases operate using several different systems, depending on the year, make, and model. There are vacuum, electric, and thermal actuators used to operate 4-wheel drive systems. Hence, a vacuum issue could lead to inoperative four-wheel drive. Also, a wiring issue could lead to the same problem. Whatever the problem, our expert staff can fix it.
Transfer Case Experts
Our technicians at A-1 Auto Tech have proven for years that they are the transfer case experts in the Mountain View area.
For both four and all wheel drive repair, A-1 Auto Tech, Inc. has you covered. Whether you need your fluid changed, or an entire new transfer case installed, our staff will provide the highest-quality repair because to us, the customer is everything. We are here to take care of you and all of your Automotive Services!