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Axle Assembly

Axle Repair, CV Joint, Driveshaft Repair

Axle Repair, CV Joint, Driveshaft Repair

The Car Salon Tire Craft Division thinks it’s important to have your axle, CV joints, and driveshaft inspected at least once a year.

Axle Assembly Repair

The Car Salon Tire Craft Division thinks it’s important to have your axle assembly, CV joints, and driveshaft inspected at least once a year. It would be best to have this every time your vehicle is up on a lift for a different automotive service. Whether you are at our facility in Calgary, Alberta for another service, or whether you are scheduled for an inspection or not, you can count on our mechanics to conduct a thorough investigation of all working components concerning your axle, CV joint, and driveshaft. We want to make sure the most important parts concerning your vehicle’s safety are in perfect working order on a regular basis.

Why is inspecting your axle, CV joints, and driveshaft so important? Your vehicle’s driveshaft turns the axles, which turns your wheels. The driveshaft connects to the transmission through the CV joints, which are responsible for transferring the torque from the transmission to the drive wheels at a constant speed, while accommodating the bouncing of the suspension. CV joints today can most commonly be found in vehicles with front-wheel drive. The axle bears the weight of the vehicle while also being strong enough to bare the forces from braking and accelerating. A damaged drive shaft could cost you more then just the lifetime health of your vehicle if it breaks. Your vehicle’s driveshaft is a tubular, steel cylindrical piece that connects the main driveshaft to the wheels.

There are many determinants that point to which component is experiencing failure, but generally, there are a few things you can look out for to alert you to a problem with your axle, CV joints, or driveshaft. A damaged driveshaft is what will usually cause a vehicle to vibrate while moving. Noises indicating a problem with the driveshaft will typically get worse at greater speeds. Turning issues will also arise from a problem with the driveshaft. CV joints can go bad when the grease is lost from a faulty CV boot. Rattling noises and vibrations during low acceleration are sure signs of a CV joint needed replacement. When there is a problem with your vehicle’s axle, you might be able to feel the vibrations through the steering wheel. Problems with axles can also point to worn wheel bearings.

When it comes to an axle assembly, CV joint and driveshaft repair services in Calgary, Alberta our facility contains the knowledgeable mechanics for the job along with high-quality in-stock replacement parts for any issue plaguing your vehicle’s axle, CV joints, or driveshaft. We have been providing axle, CV joint and driveshaft inspections in Calgary Alberta and for years. There are various determinants for how quickly your vehicle’s axle, CV joint, and driveshaft components will degrade over time. If you want to learn more about the intervals between repairs for various items on your vehicle’s axle, CV joints, and driveshaft, then simply contact one of our knowledgeable mechanics.

Your vehicle’s air conditioning and heating system are two distinct operations, though they both depend on a cycle of processes to help regulate the internal temperature of your car or truck. Your vehicle’s air conditioning removes hot air from the interior vehicle compartment and replaces it with cool air. This process is powered by a compressor that pressurizes hot air cabin air with refrigerant. This pressurization results in cool air blown into your vehicle. This continuous cycle of air compression is dependent on the compressor’s drive belt, or serpentine belt, which may sometimes become cracked and damaged. The heating system has a cooling system that absorbs excess engine heat through a coolant, a mixture of water and anti-freeze. Hoses carry the coolant from the engine to the radiator, where the heat is expelled into the outside air. Your vehicle’s heating system circulates the heated coolant to the heater core located in your vehicle’s dashboard, which then directs the warm air outflow into your vehicle’s interior compartment. This cycle depends on the heater hoses that carry the coolant from the engine to the heater core where the heat can finally warm the inside of your vehicle.

If your head is already spinning from all the details, then don’t worry. Leave it up to our knowledgeable mechanics in Calgary, AB. To troubleshoot your vehicle’s air conditioning or heating systems. Let our mechanics diagnose the problem quickly and accurately so that you and your vehicle can get back out on the road with an air conditioning or heating system operating at maximum efficiency.

Our staff looks forward to offering you the best and most affordable auto air conditioning and heating system maintenance and repairs for your vehicle in Calgary, AB. Our facility is equipped with the specialized tools for speedy and accurate axle assembly repairs on your car or truck. Why leave this kind of work in the hands of an amateur? Schedule an appointment or contact us for a quote on repairing either your vehicle’s air conditioning or heating system.

Your CV Joint directly informs the balance and handling of your car. To support your CV Joint on…

The Car Salon, Tirecraft division provides CV joint boot replacement services to Calgary, AB, and surrounding area. Clunking and popping are noises you never want to associate with your vehicle. Unfortunately, the parts that comprise your vehicle are subject to wear. You utilize your vehicle on a daily basis and as a direct result of your reliance, wear is inevitable.

When wear occurs your vehicle prompts you and that can mean, at times, the repetitive sound of clunks and pops. When this clunking and popping is associated wcv-joint-bootith the handling of your front-wheel drive vehicle it can mean that a CV joint issue can be present. The CV joint or Constant Velocity joint is responsible for evenly distributing torque at a uniform speed to the wheels of your vehicle. Superior balance and handling is a direct result of properly functioning CV joints. Additionally, when your CV Joints aren’t functioning properly the same two elements, vital to vehicle’s performance, will be in disarray. A malfunctioning CV joint can be caused by wear and the reason for the damage can be attributed to a faulty CV joint boot. In this case, we can offer you and your vehicle the opportunity to replace the CV joint boot. So, when the popping and clunking point to a faulty CV joint, the CV joint boot could be the cause. Let us restore balance to your vehicle’s performance location by employing our CV joint boot replacement service. If your CV joint boot is not replaced promptly, it can cause additional damage to your CV Joint and eventually lead to failure.

Unfortunately, the clunking and popping that is symptomatic of a faulty CV joint can be caused by the failure of a CV joint boot. The CV Joint boot encases the CV Joint retaining the grease necessary to keep the joint lubricated. When the grease is absent, the CV Joint will not maintain the proper lubrication and the parts will begin wearing. The CV joint boot is also responsible for keeping dirt and foreign substances from contact with the CV joint. Foreign objects such as dirt and grass dirt can lead to the wear of the CV joint. It is essential for your CV joint boot to be functioning correctly and we can restore its function should it become damaged. We will replace your faulty CV joint boot and inspect the CV joint for damage. If the clunks and pops that alerted you to your CV joint boot problem those noises can be a result of a malfunctioning CV joint. So, if the CV joint boot is not functioning properly it can lead to additional issues and can result in the replacement of both the CV joint boot and the CV joint. It is of the utmost importance to be alert when it comes to the functionally of your vehicle. When something doesn’t feel or sound right as you drive, immediate action can mean the prevention of additional repairs. Do not hesitate to employ our CV joint repair service at our Calgary, AB location because it is essential to the present and future performance of your vehicle.

Your CV joint directly informs the balance and handling of your vehicle. To support your CV joint…

The Car Salon, Tirecraft division provides CV joint replacement services to Calgary, AB, and surrounding area. Clunking and popping are noises you never want to hear while your vehicle is in motion while driving through Calgary, Alberta.

Unfortunately, over time, the important components that comprise your vehicle are subject to wear and tear that will lead to replacement. If these clunking and popping noises appear to be emanating from your front-wheels while driving through Calgary, AB. then a possible CV joint problem may be present.

Your vehicle’s CV joint—or Constant Velocity Joint—is responsible for distributing torque to the wheels of your vehicle for consistent turning speeds. There are two types of CV joints common in vehicles today—the outboard joint and the inboard joint. Both joints allow for a comprehensive range of movement for your vehicle’s wheels. Your vehicle’s CV joints transfer power from your vehicle’s transmission to the wheels. The CV joints allow your vehicle’s wheels to bounce as your vehicle’s transmission remains stationary. Superior balance and handling is a direct result of properly functioning CV joints. Additionally, when your CV joints are not functioning at maximum efficiency, you will experience rattling, clicking, or popping sounds. You might even experience vibrations during low acceleration. Another problem that might lead to an eventual CV joint replacement service concerns your vehicle’s CV boot. The CV boot encases the CV joint in order to retain the necessary amount of grease to keep the joint lubricated. When the grease begins to leak, the CV joint will fail to maintain the proper amount of lubrication necessary to keep the internal CV joint parts from excessive wear. The CV boot is also responsible for keeping dirt and foreign substances from contact with the CV joint. It is essential for your CV joint to be functioning correctly and our automotive professionals are capable of restoring proper CV joint functionality should it become damaged. When it comes to CV joint replacement services in Calgary, AB, our facility contains the knowledgeable mechanics for the job along with high-quality in-stock replacement CV joints.

CV joint inspections can be extremely important for avoiding costly repairs down the road in Calgary, AB. In extreme cases, our mechanics have had to replace an entire drive shaft due to CV joint wear going unattended for too long. The CV joints are responsible for bearing a heavy load for many miles down the road, which is why routine maintenance can extend the life of your vehicle’s current set of CV joints.

When something doesn’t feel or sound right during your travels, immediate action can mean the prevention of additional repairs. Let us restore balance to your vehicle’s performance with a CV joint replacement service at our location in Calgary, AB. If your CV joint is not replaced promptly, it will cause additional damage to your vehicle and lead to an eventual failure on the road. For years, our highly trained mechanics have been providing automotive services for improved vehicle performance in Calgary, AB. If you experience any of the symptoms of a faulty CV joint, then come into our facility today for a CV joint inspection and possible replacement.

Inspect Front-Wheel Drive Axles

U-Joint Replace

In Calgary, AB. if you are making a tight turn and notice clicking noises while turning,…

The Car Salon, Tirecraft division provides front-wheel-drive axle inspections to Calgary, AB., and surrounding area. If your car or truck has a front-wheel drive in Calgary, AB. then you most likely have a front drive axle—also known as the CV shaft—which connects the transmission and the front wheels on both sides of your car or truck.

Clicking sounds are typically the first sign of trouble with the front drive axle and any noise should not be treated lightly. An issue on a front drive shaft can develop into serious problems for your car or truck if not inspected by a mechanic as soon as possible.

The front wheel drive axle is responsible for routing power between the front wheels of your car or truck. Drive shaft weights help with balancing while the wheels are in motion. The drive shaft consists of a tube made of steel, which directs torque between the front wheels of your vehicle. In reality, front wheel drive axles are actually in two parts—one drive shaft for each wheel. This has to due with routing the right amount of torque between tires on different types of terrain in Calgary, AB. Besides the heavyweight carried by your front wheel drive axles, the heavy steel inside each drive axle helps with the extreme pressure of torque levels required during high speeds and heavy traveling.

While driving through Calgary, AB. vibrations, unusual sounds and trouble turning are all signs of potential front wheel drive shaft issues. Sometimes vibrations can be so misleading that it might seem as if the rear of your vehicle is experiencing issues. While this still might be the case, vibrations while driving should be treated by calling your mechanic and giving up the full details of the issue plaguing your car or truck’s front wheel drive axle. If the wheels of your car or truck hesitate while turning, or if you feel resistance while turning around corners, then these are signs of driveshaft problems. In fact, any trouble maneuvering can point to front wheel drive axle problems. It is important to remember that many of these symptoms may point to other issues, like wheels out of alignment or uneven tread wear on your tires. Keep in mind that many symptoms of a bad front wheel drive axle will worsen as the speed of your car or truck increase. Because the responsibility of the front wheel drive axle is crucial to the drivability of your car or truck, you should treat each symptom as a serious threat to your wheels. Minor repairs are always cheaper than a full front wheel drive axle replacement or other major repairs down the road in Calgary, AB.

Our mechanics have years of experience expecting front wheel drive axles in Calgary, AB. Our team of auto professionals has seen all of the signs and symptoms of a front wheel drive axle tending towards failure. If you happen to be experiencing unnecessary vibrations or unusual noises coming from your front wheel drive axle, make an appointment today to have your front wheel drive axles inspected by an experienced mechanic.

Your vehicle is designed to deal with bumps in the road. The U-Joint or universal joint is a main…

The Car Salon, Tirecraft division provides U-joint replacement services to Calgary, AB., and surrounding area. Bumps and dips in the road ahead are normal variations on the sprawling surface ahead of you. The roads you travel are not flat and level. You expect, and even times welcome, these different attributes because they give the road character and surprise.

They break up the monotony and become a part of the adventure you can’t predict as you travel. Your vehicle expects these variations as well, designed to cope with the nuisances of the open road. Designed to diffuse and control uneven terrain, your vehicle is equipped to manage the road and deliver you to your destination safely. The U-Joint or Universal Joint is a main contributor to your vehicle’s constant performance and handling. Located at the end of the driveshaft, U-Joints are responsible for transmitting torque along the drivetrain. If your U-Joint is not functioning correctly, it can result in catastrophic disruption to the balance of your vehicle, possibly creating violent rotations of your driveshaft. If you are traveling at high speeds especially, a faulty U-Joint can be a threat to your safety. When excessive vibrations are a cause for concern, we can provide a thorough inspection of your U-Joints. Vibration is a symptom of a faulty U-Joint and should we find this is the case, we will provide you with our U-Joint replacement service. You can count on us to restore your vehicle to superior working condition at our Calgary, AB. location. Do not hesitate to deliver your vehicle to the reliability of our U-Joint Replaceunwavering care and capable hands.

The U-Joint maintains continuous velocity and retains the continuous turning of the driveshaft through various angles; the angles the road continues to provide as you drive over the uneven surface. But when functioning incorrectly a damaged or malfunctioning U-Joint can threaten to disrupt the intricate balance of power that your vehicle is designed to produce, propelling you to your destination. At high speeds, vibration is a common indicator of a malfunctioning U-joint and rattling is a symptom at slow speeds. When your car alerts you to this problem with a U-Joint through vibrations and rattling, it is important to service your vehicle. A U-Joint replacement service will prevent your vehicle from sustaining additional damage. Commonly, a faulty U-Joint can be attributed to wear caused by improper lubrication. Once wear occurs it can disrupt the performance and handling of your vehicle. When U-Joint wear progresses to a point where you are experiencing vehicular turbulence, you should service your vehicle immediately. If you ignore this symptom, the U-Joint can be a safety hazard while you drive, becoming the leading disruptive factor of your vehicle’s performance. Place the care of your vehicle in our capable hands and employ our U-Joint replacement services. At our Calgary, AB. location we can restore your vehicle to peak performance. When your U-Joints are in jeopardy, do not wait to get your vehicle inspected immediately. Our experienced mechanics will take action that will prevent the threat of safety issues and the cause of additional damage to your vehicle with a U-Joint replacement service.

Your vehicle’s heating system utilizes excess heat from the engine, which would otherwise destroy the engine if not removed by your vehicle’s cooling system. The cooling system absorbs the excess heat through a coolant—a mixture of water and anti-freeze. Hoses carry the coolant from the engine to the radiator, where the heat is expelled into the outside air. Your vehicle’s heating system circulates the heated coolant to the heater core located in your vehicle’s dashboard, which then directs the warm air outflow into your vehicle’s interior compartment. This important cycle depends on the heater hoses that carry the coolant from the engine to the heater core where the heat can finally warm the inside of your vehicle.

Our facility is equipped with the specialized tools required for speedy and accurate maintenance and repairs on your car or truck. Why leave this kind of work and care in the hands of an amateur? Our mechanics know the ins and outs of heating systems and will perform a thorough diagnostic on your car or truck’s heating system. Schedule an appointment or contact us for a quote on an auto heating system diagnostic for your car or truck immediately.

During a heating system diagnostic, our mechanics will check your vehicle for common issues such as a leaky radiator or heater hose, a vacuum leak, heater valve failure, fan motor failure, heater core failure, or a stuck thermostat. Why bother brushing up on the techniques required to troubleshoot your vehicle’s heating system? Leave the routine auto heating system repairs and maintenance us. Our staff can offer the best and most affordable heating system options for your vehicle in Calgary, AB.

Yoke Replace

There are many components involved in the movement of your vehicle that goes unseen, but whose…

The Car Salon, Tirecraft division provides yoke replacement services to Calgary, AB., and surrounding area. You are driving along a stretch of road through Calgary, AB. when you apply brakes in anticipation of an upcoming stoplight. Your vehicle stops, but not without unusual clunking sounds coming from the rear of your vehicle.

You turn around to see if someone has hit you, but there’s no one there. The next time you stop, you hear the same clunking noises. If this happens to you, you should consider stopping into our automotive facility so our reliable mechanics can perform an inspection of the driveshaft yoke. In some case, they may find the cause of the clunking noises to be a broken driveshaft yoke requiring a replacement.

Driveshaft yokes are located on the ends of the driveshaft. One yoke connects the driveshaft to the rear end of the vehicle while the other yoke reaches into the transmission. The drive shaft sends the power from the transmission and turns the differential, which moves the wheels. These connecting components help transfer your vehicle’s rotational energy from the source of the transmission to the moving wheels along the highway.

Today, there are a few types of yokes in use on vehicles: tube yokes, slip yokes and end yokes. The yoke application in your vehicle depends on the type of connection between the driveshaft and the transmission.

If you are worried about the state of your driveshaft’s yokes, then simply turn the driveshaft back and forth. If there is free-play in the driveshaft, the yoke may be stripped. In some cases, the yoke may crack and even snap completely. If you feel free-play when driving your vehicle through Calgary, AB. then consider making an appointment with our mechanics for a yoke replacement service.

Our facility in Calgary, AB.has quality yoke replacements parts in stock to guarantee you same-day service. We carry an affordable range of tube yokes, slip yokes, and end yokes for your vehicle’s driveshaft. If there’s the chance that we do not have your vehicle’s yoke in stock, we will special order the yoke and rush in the replacement in enough time so you aren’t waiting around for a replacement. At our facility, we understand how important quick turnaround times are when it comes to yoke replacement services in Calgary, AB.

If you value a smooth ride and the ability to easily navigate through tight turns, then you should seek yoke and driveshaft inspections from our experienced auto mechanics on a regular basis. Most issues concerning the yokes on your vehicle’s driveshaft can be prevented with regularly scheduled driveshaft maintenance. We’re happy to provide quality customer service and quick yoke replacement services to customers in Calgary, AB. Our facility is equipped with the specialized tools required for speedy and accurate yoke replacements on your car or truck. Why leave this kind of work in the hands of an amateur? Make an appointment with us today for a yoke replacement or stop in to speak with a member of our auto repair team so that you can learn more about how to maintain and improve the life of your vehicle’s tube yokes, slip yokes, or end yokes.

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