4WD Repair

4WD Repair in North Carolina

Vehicles with four-wheel drive allow all four wheels to spin simultaneously, which gives the engine the ability to provide maximum torque to the axle and wheels to maintain traction. Essentially, it gives you a better grip on the road along with better handling. However, all 4WD systems are set up to work differently, and when a problem occurs, you need someone who knows how to handle it. Our Tire Max team is familiar with all types of systems, and we’re ready to assist you with your issue.

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Symptoms of 4WD Issues or Malfunctions

If you begin experiencing excessive noise while switching between gears, transfer case gear leaks and failures, unusual vibrations, and of course, a warning light on the dashboard, your 4WD system may be in need of repairs. When scheduling 4WD maintenance, consider where you drive most often and how much time your vehicle spends traversing difficult terrain. Rougher terrain can have a heavier impact on the life of your 4WD system, which can be helpful for our team to note while working on it.


The transfer case is a type of gearbox that is usually located behind the transmission and helps the vehicle apply the correct amount of torque required by the driver. Because transfer cases play a key role in the performance of a 4WD vehicle, we advise our customers to watch over and repair your respective transfer cases when needed and come in for an inspection if you notice grinding noises or lubrication leaks.


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. If you are having trouble engaging your 4WD, your hubs may be damaged. No matter the issue, you can be sure that by the end of every service for your four wheel drive, your hubs will be performing as they should.

4WD Inspections To Keep Your Car or Truck Going Strong

At Tire Max, we know all too well the importance of having and maintaining an operable 4WD system. Our staff knows that transfer cases deal with a high amount of heat and friction that often negatively affect the fluid used in the operation of the gears of this component. If the fluid in your transfer case is contaminated, our 4WD inspection service can help. Our service staff will also inspect or examine the gears, shafts, and hubs on your vehicle.If you experience any problems engaging or disengaging from a part-time 4WD vehicle, or you suspect the time for a checkup has arrived, give us a visit for a four wheel drive inspection.

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