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4X4 SERVICES

The technicians at Mike's Auto Care have years of experience working on standard 4-wheel drive (4x4) vehicles as well as all-wheel drive (AWD) vehicles. AWD is a full-time 4-wheel-drive system (all four wheels receive torque from the engine simultaneously) that employs a center differential that allows each tire to rotate at different speeds.

We understand the special needs of these vehicles. These are some of the services we offer.


Transmissions
Transmission repair is not something to take lightly. The transmission is connected to key parts of your vehicle and needs to be working properly for your safety. Transmission services include replacing filters and draining fluids to prevent transmission damage. Typical transmission issues that may lead to repair may include shifting issues, slipping, stalling, fluid leaking, and the service light turning on. If you are concerned that you may need transmission repair, don't hesitate to schedule an appointment at Mike's Auto Care today.

Transfer Cases
A transfer case is a part of a four wheel drive system found in four wheel drive and all wheel drive vehicles. The transfer case receives power from the transmission and sends it to both the front and rear axles. This can be done with a set of gears, but the majority of transfer cases manufactured today are chain driven. The transfer case is connected to the transmission and also to the front and rear axles by means of drive shafts. Trust the automotive experts at Mike's Auto Care for all your transmission repairs.

Differentials
The differential transfers the engine power to the wheels. One important function of the differential is to pass on power to the wheels while allowing them to rotate at different speeds - thus the name differential. When turning, the outer wheels travel a larger distance than the inner wheels do (also the front wheels travel a longer distance than the rear wheels). This means that all four wheels travel at different speeds during a turn and this is where the differential comes in to help. To make sure your vehicle's differentials are working properly, have them checked regularly. Contact Mike's Auto Care today for differentials examination and servicing.

Driveline
A driveline is a part of your motor vehicle that connects the engine and the transmission to the wheel axles. The driveline consists of the parts of the powertrain less the engine and transmission. Failure of the driveline means that the car would not move since energy cannot be transmitted from the engine to the wheel axles. Therefore, make sure that your car's driveline is regularly inspected and serviced. And, at Mike's Auto Care, you can have the driveline serviced by experts.

Alignment
Wheel alignment (or simply alignment) is standard car maintenance that involves adjusting the angles of the wheels so that they are set to the manufacturer's specifications. The main purpose is to let the suspension and the steering systems operate at their desired angles - this reduces tire wear. Alignment is a complicated process and not all mechanics get it right. To have experts handle your car's alignment, visit Mike's Auto Care.

Wheel Bearings
Wheel bearings are found inside of wheels, allowing the wheels to spin freely, and are connected to the brake system. They can become worn over time, causing a vibrating suspension and noisy rubbing as the car is driven. If they break completely, the vehicle will become very difficult to control and unsafe to drive. Replacement interval for wheel bearings varies greatly, but they should be checked for leaks and wear periodically. Mike's Auto Care can make sure that your bearings are in good shape and let you know if they need replacement.

Hubs, Seals, Studs, & Nuts
A wheel hub motor, also referred to as a wheel motor, is an electric motor incorporated into the wheel hub and drives it directly. You can have a safer and smoother ride today by replacing your warped and worn out wheel hubs. Let Mike's Auto Care replace your worn out hubs today.

Properly working seals provide oil and grease sealing - offering enhanced performance in a wide range of temperatures and environments. Worn out or warped seals allow external contaminants to enter the bearing unit or let lubricant escape from the unit. This ultimately leads to premature failure of the bearing unit. To keep out contamination and retain lubricant in the bearings, have the seals replaced with new ones. To have the seals replaced by experts, contact or visit Mike's Auto Care today.

Studs are the threaded fasteners that hold on the wheels of your truck. The wheel studs are permanently mounted on the wheel hub through the brake disk or brake drum. To secure the wheel, nuts (lug nuts) are fastened over the stud. Stripped wheel studs can be quite dangerous. Damaged wheel studs should be replaced with new ones immediately. To have your truck's wheel studs replaced with high quality ones, call 517-372-2779 or visit Mike's Auto Care today.

A wheel nut or lug nut is a fastener for securing a wheel on the hub. A set of lug nuts are used to secure a wheel to the threaded wheel studs (which are fixed to a wheel hub). Worn out nuts means one thing - the wheel is not fixed securely on the vehicle which puts the vehicle at the risk of rolling over. To have your truck's wheels securely fastened to the hub, contact or visit Mike's Auto Care in Lansing, MI 48917 today.

ASSOCIATIONS

  • AAA (American Automobile Association)
  • ASE (Automotive Service Excellence)
  • BBB Accredited Business
  • Car Care Aware

Testimonials

  • Mike is an honest mechanic who does excellent work! His prices are great too. I send all my cars to him.
    -Bill K.

  • Best place in town very friendly and repair was done in same day great place.
    -Sarah Kim S.

  • Mike always does a great job fixing all of my cars.
    -Bill

  • Fast and the price was well below what I planned on paying. Got me in and out same day. I found my go to auto repair place.
    -Leah C.

  • Mike is honest, kind and a super great mechanic! Been going here for years, super thrilled.
    -Becky B.

  • I love the service & Mike is an honorable guy, I even referred my mom! She loves them too!!
    -Angie C.

  • I have always gotten excellent service at Mikes Auto Care. Mike is so knowledgeable and is very honest and fair. I have been using Mikes Auto Care since they opened and had followed Mike from shop to shop before he opened his own business. I wouldn't trust my car to anyone else!
    -Elizabeth B.

  • Got a same day appointment today. They addressed each issue I wanted looked at, and Mike gave me a call with an estimate (consistent with a quote 8 months prior) before they did any of the repairs. He gave me a good opinion to hold off on a fix and the car was done by late afternoon. I will be bringing my Galant in within a few months!
    -Scott Z.

  • We have followed Mike from different service centers till he started his own company and still continue to see and trust him most of all. Even though we now live 30-40 minutes away, we still bring our vehicles back to him when we know they need solid service and we need trusted advice about what work needs to be done. Thanks Mike for being such an honest mechanic and businessman!
    -Tabitha C.

  • Thank you... Always great care and service at Mike's Auto
    -Betty B.

  • As always service exceeds expectations!! I always recommend to my friends and family!
    -Jessica W.

  • I trust this mechanic and I will take my car there from now on. He does a great job explaining what your options are and is not likely to recommend repair you don't need.
    -Eric Z.