Common Issues with Heavy-Duty Truck Axles
One of the most common issues with heavy-duty truck axles is worn-out or damaged bearings. Bearings help allow for smooth rotation of the axle’s other parts and help to reduce friction. Over time, these bearings can become worn or damaged, causing them to lose their effectiveness.
Another common issue is a bent or damaged axle shaft. This can occur as a result of an accident or collision, but it can also be caused by improper loading or overloading of the vehicle. A bent or damaged axle shaft can cause vibrations and noise while driving and can also lead to uneven tire wear. If left for too long, the damage to the shaft can be exacerbated enough that the shaft can snap, which can present a major danger to yourself and the drivers around you if it occurs while on the road.
Diagnosis and Repair at Inland Truck Repair
When a customer brings their heavy-duty truck or trailer in for axle repair and maintenance at Inland Truck Repair, our mechanics will first perform a thorough inspection of the entire axle assembly. This includes checking the condition of the bearings, bushings, shocks, and other components as well as looking for signs of damage or wear.
Bushings Inspection and Replacement
If we find that the bushings are worn or damaged, we will remove the old bushings and replace them with new ones. The new bushings will be installed and adjusted to the manufacturer's specifications to ensure proper functioning.
If the inspection reveals that the axle’s shocks are damaged or worn out, our mechanics will remove the old shocks and replace them with new ones. The new shocks will be properly seated and balanced to ensure smooth operation and a smoother ride.
Preventive Maintenance Services
In addition to diagnosing and repairing axle issues, Inland Truck Repair also offers preventive maintenance services to help keep your truck and trailer axles from developing problems when you can least afford them. These services include regular inspections, lubrication, and adjustments to help prolong the life of the axles. By catching potential issues early and addressing them, our mechanics can help prevent costly repairs and downtime in the future.
Inland Truck Repair: The Experts You Can Trust
Axles are a critical component of any heavy-duty diesel truck or trailer, and regular maintenance and repair are essential for keeping them on the road. At Inland Truck Repair, our team of experienced mechanics is equipped to diagnose and repair a wide variety of axle-related issues and provide quality maintenance to prevent these issues from cropping up when you least expect or want them to. Whether you're in need of bearing replacement, axle shaft replacement, or any other replacement of the axles’ parts in addition to preventive maintenance, our team has the knowledge and expertise to get the job done right.