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4X4 SERVICES

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  • Mon 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Tue 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Wed 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Thu 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Fri 8:00AM - 5:00PM
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  • Sun Closed

4X4 SERVICES

Comprehensive 4x4 and All-Wheel Drive Vehicle Services

When it comes to maintaining your standard 4-wheel drive (4x4) and all-wheel drive (AWD) vehicles, the skilled technicians at KG Performance and Auto Repair possess years of experience and specialized knowledge.

AWD systems operate as full-time 4-wheel-drive setups, where all four wheels receive torque from the engine simultaneously. These intricate systems require unique attention, and we're here to cater to their distinct needs. Below are some of the services we offer:


Differentials
The differential plays a pivotal role in distributing engine power to the wheels. It enables each wheel to rotate at different speeds, especially crucial during turns. To guarantee that your vehicle's differentials operate flawlessly, regular inspections and servicing are essential.

Driveline
The driveline serves as the vital link between the engine and the wheel axles. It encompasses the powertrain components, excluding the engine and transmission. Any malfunction in the driveline can immobilize your car since it hinders the transfer of energy from the engine to the wheel axles. Therefore, it is imperative to have your car's driveline routinely inspected and serviced.

Hubs, Seals, Studs, & Nuts
Wheel hub motors, or wheel motors, are electric motors integrated into the wheel hub itself, directly driving the wheel. To ensure a safer and smoother ride, it is crucial to replace damaged or worn-out wheel hubs promptly.

Maintaining functioning seals is essential for effective oil and grease sealing, particularly under diverse temperature and environmental conditions. Worn or damaged seals permit contaminants to infiltrate the bearing unit or cause lubricant leakage, leading to premature bearing failure. To safeguard your bearings, it's crucial to replace worn seals with new ones.

Studs are threaded fasteners that secure your truck's wheels to the wheel hub, via the brake disk or drum. If these wheel studs become stripped or damaged, they can pose serious safety risks. For your safety, replace any compromised wheel studs with high-quality replacements promptly.

Wheel nuts or lug nuts are fasteners that secure your vehicle's wheels to the threaded wheel studs on the wheel hub. Worn-out or damaged nuts jeopardize the secure attachment of your wheels to the hub, posing a risk of wheel detachment. To ensure the safe and secure fastening of your truck's wheels, reach out to KG Performance and Auto Repair in Camarillo, CA today.

Transfer Cases
The transfer case plays a crucial role in the four-wheel drive systems of both 4x4 and AWD vehicles. It receives power from the transmission and transmits it to both the front and rear axles. This transfer of power can be achieved through a set of gears or, in most modern cases, chain-driven mechanisms. The transfer case is connected to the transmission and axles via driveshafts.

Transmissions
Transmission repair is a matter of paramount importance, as the transmission is closely linked to key vehicle components, impacting your overall safety. Our transmission services encompass tasks like filter replacement and fluid draining to prevent transmission damage. If you encounter transmission issues such as shifting problems, slipping, stalling, fluid leakage, or a lit service indicator, it is imperative to schedule an appointment.

Wheel Bearings
Wheel bearings reside within the wheel assemblies and enable the wheels to spin freely while being connected to the brake system. Over time, they can wear out, leading to a vibrating suspension and noisy operation while driving. In severe cases, if they fail entirely, your vehicle can become challenging to control and unsafe to drive. The replacement interval for wheel bearings varies, but periodic checks for leaks and wear are crucial.


4x4 FAQs

Is there a difference between four-wheel drive and all-wheel drive?

Both all-wheel drive (AWD) and four-wheel drive (4WD) engage all four wheels, but with a twist. AWD uses three differentials (front, rear, and center) for continuous power distribution, making it ideal for everyday driving with improved traction. 4WD typically uses two differentials and can be switched between two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive modes, offering more control for off-road adventures.

Are 4x4 vehicles meant just for off-road driving?

While off-roading is their specialty, 4x4s aren't just for outdoor enthusiasts. Their enhanced grip and stability tackle slippery city streets and uneven landscapes with ease, offering peace of mind for families, outdoor enthusiasts, and anyone who values dependable performance in diverse conditions.

Is running a four-wheel drive expensive?

Four-wheel drive fuel economy and maintenance might seem daunting, but it's a nuanced picture. Frequent off-road adventures and towing will impact costs differently than city commutes. Analyze your driving habits and needs before comparing 4x4 and 2 wheel drive costs.

To learn more about our 4x4 services, call us at 805-482-7074 or request a quote by clicking below:


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What People Say About Us

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    My 2008 Volvo had several issues come up as it hit the 150K mile point. A/C system, radiator, CV boot, and brake control module all needed repair or replacement. KG took care of all of those over the past two months and everything has been performing perfectly since. No pressure or strong-arming tactics from KG.... they let you know what you car needs and leave the decision to you. Their shop is one of the neatest and cleanest I have seen, and that is always a good sign! They are also very up to speed with using internet for customer notifications, detailed information on the work done, and online bill payment. A great shop.

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    KG Performance and Auto Repair was recommended to me by a friend...I just needed an oil change but I was leery because in the past I've had other Mechanics tell me after an oil change that this that and another thing needed to be repaired ASAP. Turned out they were trying to sell me unnecessary repairs....Not these great guys at KG. Floyd was very professional and answered all my questions and he didn't make me feel dumb. When I picked up my car Floyd did mention to me about a couple of things that would need attention down the road but nothing dire at the moment. Great guy......So Ladies, if you need some work done on your car but you're not sure where to go because you're worried about being taken advantage of..... Worry no more, KG is the place to go ..Thanks again KG

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    Expert and friendly service. Good value. Kevin and his crew service all our cars.

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    They put up with the biggest headache of a vehicle and gave me such a good price for all their extra work.

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    Reasonable estimate & cost, knowledgeable expertise, great service, quick response.

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    My 2008 Volvo had several issues come up as it hit the 150K mile point. A/C system, radiator, CV boot, and brake control module all needed repair or replacement. KG took care of all of those over the past two months and everything has been performing perfectly since. No pressure or strong-arming tactics from KG.... they let you know what you car needs and leave the decision to you. Their shop is one of the neatest and cleanest I have seen, and that is always a good sign! They are also very up to speed with using internet for customer notifications, detailed information on the work done, and online bill payment. A great shop.

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