Complete Auto and Truck Repair
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Car and Truck Service Center*
We service any car, truck or SUV
Any repair, any vehicle!
Mr. Axle offers a full service facility that works on all makes and models, on cars, trucks, and SUV's.
Some services we offer:
4 Wheel Drive Train
A/C & Heating
All Wheel Alignments
Brakes (including ABS systems)
Front and Rear Differential
Front End Alignments
Steering & Suspension
Transmission (automatic and manual)
Rack-and-pinion steering gear
Mr. Axle offers the lowest price on rack and pinions in town!
Not sure if you need service?
Here are some common symptoms that may indicate you need service:
- Your Brakes Squeak or Squeal
- Puddles of Oil or Bright Green Anti-Freeze Under your Parked Car
- Your Engine Makes a Knocking Noise
- A Bad Smell Coming from Your A/C Vents
- Your Steering Wheel Pulls to the Left or Right while Driving in a Straight Line
If you experiencing these symptoms or any other unusual noises or smells be sure to bring your car, truck, or SUV to Mr. Axle where we take pride in performing top quality service on your vehicle. After we inspect your vehicle we will quickly communicate any services that need to be performed in order of priority.
A/C & Heater Repair
Drive in comfort!
Heating and A/C systems may break eventually with usage, hose pipes may clog and drip if not serviced, causing reduced efficiency heating and cooling capabilities. Regular maintenance will keep your AC system operating at peak performance!
- If your air conditioning blows only slightly cooler air compared to the exterior air
- Air that blows in smells damp, musty, or like mildew and mold
- Your cabin does not warm up in cold weather, or is just a little warmer than outside
- The defroster takes longer than typical to operate, or does not operate
- Your heater or A/C only functions when driving, not when idling, or quits blowing when the car is stationary
- Your heating system blows cold air, or the air conditioning blows warm air
- Low airflow even at the highest fan setting.
Don't drive with questionable brakes!
Most vehicles owners are more concerned with whether or not their car will start and go and therefore the brake system is often taken for granted. Being able to stop your vehicle is just as important as getting it to run. That’s why we offer brake inspections for all makes and models.
- Screeching or Squealing
- Excessive Vibrations when applying your brakes
- Your steering wheel pulls to the left or right when coming to a halt
Cooling System Repair
A gallon of gasoline produces about 19,000 to 20,000 BTUs of heat energy when it is burned!
An efficient cooling system requires several things: an adequate supply of coolant, an efficient heat exchanger, a fan to pull air through the radiator at low speeds, a water pump to keep the coolant moving, and a thermostat to regulate the operating temperature of the engine for good performance, fuel economy and emissions. The coolant must also have the right mix of water and antifreeze to provide adequate freezing and boiling protection, and the proper amount of corrosion inhibitors to protect against rust, oxidation and electrolysis.
To keep the cooling system in good operating condition, it is important to check the level, strength and condition of the coolant on a regular basis
—and to replace or recycle the coolant before the protective additives are entirely depleted. For preventative maintenance, give us a call or come in to check your cooling system before it causes damage!
Indicatiors of service needed.
Your vehicle displays service and warning symbols in the odometer area of your dashboard. When a symbol appears it means, your vehicle requires attention, or is due for maintenance.
Listed below are some of the most common warning lights:
- Anti-Lock Brakes
- Battery System
- Brake Pad Wear
- Cooling System
- Traction Control Activated
- Engine Malfunction
- Low Tire Pressure
- Low Oil Pressure
- Service Needed
- Traction Control Off
Differential - Front & Rear
Changing the differential oil—it's one of the most-overlooked maintenance tasks on non-FWD light trucks, SUVs, and passenger cars.
A differential allows your car to make corners without drama. If both drive wheels rotated together, they'd jump-skitter because the outside tire travels farther than the inside. There are many variations on the design, but they fall into three categories: open, limited-slip, and torque-vectoring.
The differential oil lubricates the ring and pinion gears that transfer power from the driveshaft to the wheel axles. If your car is fitted with a limited-slip differential, it also keeps all the moving parts in that assembly healthy. Changing this oil is just as important as changing your engine's oil, and for the same reason. Metal-to-metal contact wears down surfaces and creates heat from friction, which inevitably weakens the gears and leads to failure. Checking and changing the differential oil in a light truck is actually pretty easy, and it's only a bit more difficult in a car. In either case, this small procedure can save you a big headache down the road.
Electrical systems have become more complex.
Traditionally, car electrical systems included alternators, batteries, solenoids, front and rear lights, and spark plugs. In the last 20 years, however, the electrical anatomy of a car has undergone a major revolution. Auto electrical system components are now more numerous and important than ever. Computer chips regulate and monitor everything from ABS brakes, fuel injection, and oxygen sensors, to the latest in GPS navigation equipment, obstacle sensors, and state-of-the-art stereos.
Electrical warning signs:
- Difficulty cranking your engine
- Check your battery
- Check your headlights and tail lights
- Does it smell like something is burning?
- Missing or blown fuses
Keep your car running smoothly with engine repairs!
When your check engine light appears, you know that something is going on with your cars engine. The light can indicate anything from a loosened gas cap to a more serious issue such as a blown head gasket. By getting your car checked out right away, you will be preventing serious damage from occurring.
What to Look For: If you discover any of the following symptoms with your vehicle, you should bring it to Mr. Axle immediately so we can get your vehicle running smoothly again!
- Noises and Knocks
- Low Fuel Efficiency
- Not Passing an Emissions Examination
- Dash Panel Caution Lights
Pre-Emptive Measures: When you let us tap into your vehicles computer system, we can instantly diagnose problems with:
- Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)
- Ignition System
- Electrical Systems
- Fuel Injection System
- Obstruction Systems
- Loose or worn out hoses
Today, most vehicles are equipped with an advanced digital engine monitoring system that helps us discover what the problem is. The computer collects data from your cars sensors and switches that tell your ignition, fuel system and emissions control system what to do. If any of the signals are unsuccessful, your check engine light will come on. So lets work together to keep your car happy and healthy!
How important are regular oil changes?
How important are regular oil changes?
Engines consist of many moving parts that must be properly lubricated to avoid damage. A regular automotive preventative maintenance schedule is essential in order to:
- Maintain Engine Lubrication
- Cool Engine Components
- Remove Engine Wear Particles and Sludge
- Improve Gas Mileage
- Promote Vehicle Longevity
Services to extend the life of your tires:
- Tire Rotation
- Wheel Alignment
- Proper Inflation Assessment
If you’re not sure that your tires are in proper driving condition, come see us and we can better assist and assess your tires, we can then provide a quote for new tires or suggest a service that will prolong the life of your current tires.
We make proper tire and wheel maintenance as easy as possible because issues that start with your wheels or tires can eventually lead more problematic mechanical issues that will interfere with the performance of your vehicle.
Has your transmission completely failed?
Adhering to the recommended maintenance procedures and schedule intended to prevent problems will help your transmission last longer, perform better and require fewer repairs over its lifespan. That said, if you’re having some car trouble, it is important to know what the most common types of transmission problems are so that you can easily diagnose them and get them fixed.
Here is a list of 10 symptoms of transmission trouble and what signs you should look for:
- Lack of response - car hesitates or refuses to go into gear
- Whining, clunking and humming
- Leaking or low fluid—transmission fluid is red
- Grinding or shaking
- Burning smell
- Refuses to go into gear
- Check engine light comes on
- Transmission noisy in neutral
- Gears slipping
- Dragging clutch
*Sorry ... we do not work on motorcycles.
Wheel Alignment & Balancing
Several issues can knock your wheels out of balance:
- Bumping or driving off a high curb
- Hitting a deep pothole
- Driving too fast over a speed bump
These are common incidents that drivers face every day, if this happens to you and you are not sure if your wheels are in or out of alignment, feel free to stop on by, give us a call with any questions.