Axle Rebuilding and Shop Appleton, WI
Rebuilding and repairing worn out, bent, damaged, or broken axles for cars and light duty trucks is an essential service that we offer at Ruffing Auto Repair. These components play a crucial role in the overall performance and safety of a vehicle, and when they are not functioning properly, it can lead to dangerous driving conditions.
At Ruffing Auto Repair, we specialize in rebuilding and repairing axles for a wide range of cars and light duty trucks. Our team of highly trained and experienced technicians is equipped with the latest tools and technology to diagnose and repair any issue related to the axles of your vehicle.
Your vehicle’s axles are vital to keeping you safe on the road. They are just as important as other safety devices on your vehicle -such as brakes and tires- and are integral to the performance and drivability of your vehicle. In most cars, the axles are an essential part of the steering system, working with power steering fluid and other components to ensure smooth turning.
What are the parts of an axle?
An axle is a crucial component of a vehicle's suspension and steering system. It is responsible for transmitting power from the transmission to the wheels, and for providing stability and control while driving. Understanding the different parts of an axle and how they function together is important for identifying and addressing issues related to worn out, bent, damaged, or broken axles.
CV Axle Joint
The CV (constant velocity) joints are some of the most important parts of an axle. They allow the axle to rotate and pivot while the wheels move up and down, and they help to keep the wheels in proper alignment. When CV joints are worn out, damaged, or broken, it can cause a vibration or shaking in the steering wheel and difficulty steering. CV axles are usually covered by the manufacturers powertrain warranty, which should have you covered for at least four to five years and 50,000 to 60,000 miles.
The axle shaft is another important component. It connects the transmission to the wheels and is responsible for transmitting power from the engine to the wheels. When the axle shaft is bent or damaged, it can cause a loud noise or vibration while driving.
Other parts of an axle include the bearings, seals, boots, and bushings. These parts play a role in ensuring smooth operation and protecting the other components from wear and tear. When these parts are worn out, damaged, or broken, it can lead to leaks, noise, and vibration.
What are the signs of a broken axle?
There are several signs to look out for to know if you have a broken axle. The most obvious and common sign of a broken axle is a slight wobbling in the vehicle's axle or shaft while driving. Additionally, clunking sounds coming from the drive shaft while shifting and excessive vibrations while driving are also signs of a broken axle. Leakage can also be a sign of a broken axle, specifically when the brake seal in the vehicle's drive shaft shifts or when the axle joints collect dirt and dry out fast. Misaligned brake pads and shaft/axle wobble and vibration can be signs of a broken axle. If any of these signs are noticed, it is important to have one of our mechanics take a look at the vehicle as soon as possible as a broken axle can be dangerous and make the vehicle undrivable.
How much does it cost to fix an axle?
The cost to fix an axle can vary widely depending on a number of factors such as the repair work needed, the vehicle make and model, and the auto repair shop. Axle repairs can run between $300 - $1500. It is important to note that these costs are an estimate and the actual cost may vary depending on the specific situation. This rate can be multiplied by the number of axles you need replacing.
We understand that rebuilding and repairing axles can be an expensive and daunting task, which is why we are offering a free inspection and estimate for our customers. During the inspection, one of our technicians will thoroughly examine your vehicle's axles and provide you with a detailed report of any issues that they find. We will also provide you with an estimate of the cost of the repairs, so you can make an informed decision about how to proceed.
We are committed to providing our customers with the highest level of service and quality. All of our repairs are backed by a warranty, so you can have peace of mind knowing that your vehicle is in good hands.
At Ruffing Auto, we understand the importance of properly diagnosing and repairing issues related to worn out, bent, damaged, or broken axles. Our team of highly trained technicians is equipped with the latest tools and technology to diagnose and repair any issue with your vehicle's axles. We use high-quality parts and provide a warranty on all of our repairs to ensure the safety and reliability of your vehicle.
Don't wait until it's too late to have your axles inspected and repaired. Call us today (920) 949-8180 to schedule your free inspection and estimate, and let us help keep you and your vehicle on the road safely. Bring your vehicle to our professional, experienced and knowledgeable technicians to receive expert axle repair and service. You’ll be back, safety on the road, in no time!