LIFT KITS AND SUSPENSION UPGRADES
Jeeps and other off-road vehicles, in their original factory configuration, are already some of the most capable vehicles on the road. But you can gain better off-road performance by lifting your vehicle and upgrading its suspension. Our mechanics are members of the off-road and Jeep community and we sponsor many Jeep clubs in the area. If you’re looking lift your Jeep, bring it in and we’ll help you game plan it!
4×4 DIFFERENTIAL TRANSFER CASE SERVICE
Four-wheel and all-wheel drive vehicles have an additional gearbox known as a transfer case. This sends the drive power from the engine to the front and rear axles. As traction conditions change, the transfer case helps to shift power from one axle to another. Lubricating fluid in the transfer case keep the gears cool and running smoothly. Replacing this fluid at the right mileage is imperative to help prevent premature wear and damage that gets caused by contaminated or broken-down lubricants.
ALIGNMENT & STEERING
Notice that your vehicle is pulling to the left or the right, even when the wheel is straight? You’re probably in need of an alignment. Something as natural as driving down dirt roads or over potholes (which Colorado has many) can knock your steering out of alignment. If you take your Jeep or 4x4 off-roading, your steering will need a realignment more frequently than someone’s daily driver.
CLUTCH REPAIR AND SERVICE
Cars with manual transmissions use a clutch for the driver to change gears. Over time, the friction material on the clutch’s plate wears down. Like brake pads, the lifetime of a clutch will depend on your driving style. If you suspect your clutch is on the way out, bring it in for service that way you don’t have to use a tow truck when it fails entirely.
DIFFERENTIAL SERVICE & REPAIR
Whether your vehicle is front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, or all-wheel drive, it relies on gears in the differential case to translate the power from the engine, traveling the length of the car through the drive shaft, into rotational energy to get the wheels turning. Over time, the lubricative fluid in the differential case will break down or stop functioning as well and this fluid will need to be flushed and replaced.
The driveline is the system in your car that transfers the energy produced by the engine down the length of your car so it can be translated into rotational energy for the wheels. This is accomplished through a driveshaft or a propeller shaft. Without a functional drivetrain, it is impossible for the engine’s power to reach the axles. If you go off-road or have lifted your vehicle and changed the driveline geometry, your vehicle’s driveline will be more prone to failures.
FLUID EXCHANGE SERVICES
Across your vehicle, there are a number of
systems that rely on lubricative, coolant, and hydraulic fluid to keep your car going. Over time, these fluids will break down, become dirty and contaminated, or simply run dry and will need to be flushed and replaced.
INSPECTIONS FOR BUYING OR SELLING A CAR
Buying or selling a car? Looking to make sure you’re getting a good deal before handing over the money? Our mechanics will perform a full inspection and if there’s something you’re not seeing, we’ll point it out. No one wants to buy a lemon or someone else’s failed project vehicle. Have us inspect the vehicle and we’ll make sure you don’t have to.
PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE SERVICES
Every vehicle that comes through our bay doors receives a preventative maintenance inspection. There are a number of preventive repairs and adjustments that will prolong the life of your vehicle and when we notice preventive maintenance that needs to be done, we will always bring it to your attention.
Tires are expensive. Whether you have large 35s on your four-wheeler or highway tires on your daily-drive, people are always surprised at just how much tires cost. The easiest way to prolong tire-life and get the best bang-for-your-buck is to rotate your tires. Whether your vehicle is rear-wheel drive or front-wheel drive, the tires on that axle will receive a disproportionate amount of wear compared to the others. Rotating your tires ensures that the tires wear evenly, prolonging their lifespan and giving you a smoother ride.
Your transfer case makes sure that you have power going to both the front and rear axles. If you have a rear-wheel drive SUV, the power goes directly to the rear axle. When you switch to 4-wheel drive, the transfer case redistributes the engine’s power to both axles. Over time, the coolant and lubricative fluid inside the transfer case will need to be flushed and replaced.
The easiest way to prolong the life of your transmission is through regularly scheduled maintenance by flushing and replacing transmission fluid. Transmission repair is not a do-it-yourself project. If you notice your transmission is starting to slip, bring your vehicle in and let us take a look at it before it fails entirely.
The u-joint is a joint or coupling that changes the geometry of your vehicle’s driveline. If you feel an unnatural vibration through your vehicle that is especially bad during acceleration, you might need your u-joint replaced.