Locking hubs, also known as free wheeling hubs, play an important role in four wheel drive systems. Usually located on the front wheels of part-time 4WD vehicles, locking hubs are used to engage the front wheels and transform them into drive wheels as needed. Without locking hubs, a vehicle will not be able to enter into four wheel drive mode. In addition, locking hubs are responsible for disengaging a vehicle from four wheel drive. Working hubs on a part-time 4WD vehicle are important if a driver wants the benefits of each drive mode. Four wheel drive allows a motorist to maintain a high level of control when driving on rough terrain and in harsh environmental conditions, while two wheel drive provides better fuel economy and prevents excessive tire wear. Locking hubs are useful because they make switching between these modes possible.
When locking hubs are exposed to the environment, they often incur damage. This makes hub maintenance extremely important for extending the life of your locking hubs. If your hubs are damaged or malfunctioning, please bring your vehicle in for a hub repair. In severe cases, damaged hubs may be unable to engage the drive axle. If this happens, you will not be able to engage four wheel drive. A faulty hub can also cause the reverse condition and prevent you from being unable to disengage from four wheel drive. Depending upon the damage, a hub replacement may be necessary, though in some cases, our service staff may be able to save the hub with a minor repair procedure. At the end of every service, your wheel hubs will be performing as expected.
We proudly service the Hub Service needs of customers in Middleville, MI, Caledonia, MI, Hastings, MI, and surrounding areas.
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Caledonia MI | Hastings MI | Middleville MI | and surrounding areas
Tires 2000 is proud to be the leading Middleville, MI and Caledonia, MI tire dealer, auto repair shop, self storage provider, and certified NAPA AutoCare Center. Virtually all labor and repair work performed at either of our locations is backed by a nationwide 12,000 mile/12 month warranty. Our ASE-certified technicians handle both small and complex automotive services. From a Valvoline oil change or Rough Country lift kit installation to windshield repair and transmission replacement, we're on hand to handle your diverse automotive needs. Our team also provides the communities of Middleville, MI and Caledonia, MI with towing and roadside assistance for those unexpected auto emergencies. Also offering self storage through Riverside Storage. Shop for tires online, read tire reviews, and learn more about our automotive services.