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.
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Hialeah FL | Hialeah Gardens FL | Medley FL | and surrounding areas
Falcon Tire Auto Center is your Hialeah Gardens FL headquarters for brand name tires, affordable wheels, and professional automotive services. This location newly opened in 2015, but the Falcon Tire Auto Center team has been providing auto and tire services since 2000. We feature some of the latest automotive equipment and amenities. Come in for new passenger car tires, light truck tires, and commercial tires, or schedule a service with us for your vehicle. From wheel alignments and road force balancing to oil changes and brake repairs, our professionals handle many popular automotive services to get you driving safely through Hialeah Gardens FL, Hialeah FL, Doral, Medley FL, and Miami FL, as well as the entire Miami-Dade area. Use our website to shop for tires online now, or learn more about the different maintenance and auto repair services we provide.