Professional Transfer Case Repair: Caring for Your 4X4


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What is a transfer case?  What does transfer repair entail?  Does my vehicle need it?  Can I do it myself, or should I contact a repair shop?  All of these questions and more will be answered in this article.

Go 4x4ing? Get your Transfer Case Serviced | (480) 447-2727

Go 4x4ing? Get your Transfer Case Serviced | (480) 447-2727

What is a Transfer Case?

In plain English, a transfer case redirects the torque from the transmission of the car to other systems. In four-wheel drive vehicles, the transfer case redirects torque, which allows all four wheels to drive the vehicle. The transfer case also allows the driver to choose whether they are using two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive when they are driving.

Needless to say, the transfer case is a critical part of your car and how well it operates, regardless of the type of car you drive. Unfortunately, since torque to the wheels runs through the transfer case, a problem with it can often appear very similar to a transmission failure or similar problem. The bottom line is that a problem with a transfer case can keep your vehicle from moving at all. Perhaps most important of all, the technicians at your transmission repair shop in Mesa know how to identify the root causes of your vehicle’s condition, to see whether it’s in a transmission or the transfer case. As a result, when you bring your vehicle to a professional mechanic, you’ll never have to pay to have your transmission rebuilt when the problem is actually in the transfer case. This way you are paying for what is wrong, not for what you can be convinced is wrong with your car.

Out of sight, out of mind. Everyone has heard that one. But when it comes to your car and how well it runs, out of sight, out of mind is not a good motto. Instead, just as is the case with many automobile systems, problems with your transfer case can be serious, and by ignoring any problems that occur there, and not opting for professional transfer case repair, you could be setting yourself up to many more problems in the future.

The Reason For Professional Transfer Case Repair

If you have a four wheel drive vehicle, you have a transfer case.  If you have a transfer case, it is very complex.  Like all complex parts, if you make a mistake, you don’t get too many chances for a “do-over.”

So remember.  One misplaced part could cause your transfer case to stop working, and if you’re using a four wheel drive vehicle, that could be potentially fatal.  Take no chances, only get professional transfer case repair.

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