It may be tempting to wait until something goes wrong to service your transfer case, but a little preventative auto maintenance can make all the difference between smoothly sailing down the road and repairing thousands of dollars worth of damage. If you’re looking for an experienced technician in Clayton or Smithfield, NC, look no further than Central Lube. We offer quick service at affordable prices, so contact us today at (919) 763-1377 (Clayton) or (919) 763-1378 (Smithfield) to make sure your transfer case stays in good condition.
What is a Transfer Case?
A transfer case is an important part of your car’s drivetrain along with the differentials, and it manages the division of power between the rear and front axles. It can also be used to switch a four-wheel-drive system to a two-wheel-drive setting. For off-road vehicles or four-wheel-drive trucks, this feature is controlled by the driver, while transfer cases in sports cars are permanently set to four-wheel drive.
Keeping Your Transfer Case Healthy
The key to keeping a vehicle’s transfer case in prime condition is its fluid. Transfer case fluid provides lubrication to gears, bearings, shafts, and other internal components. As your vehicle accumulates mileage over the years, heat, pressure, and friction can break down the fluid, causing it to become less effective. Small pieces of metal can also come off the gears and mix with the fluid. If the interval between transfer case services becomes too long, the fluid can break down. This leads to poor performance, noise, and excessive wear and corrosion of gears.
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To prevent the permanent failure of your transmission transfer case and avoid the need for a replacement, Central Lube recommends a transfer case fluid change every 75,000 miles. The service, which can easily be added to an oil change or yearly car inspection, includes draining the old fluid and filling the case with new fluid that matches the manufacturer’s recommendations. You’ll drive away in a car that feels just like new.
In addition to transfer case maintenance, we provide a number of other Raleigh car maintenance services to keep your vehicle in top condition, including cabin air filter replacement, and fuel filter replacement, among others. For more information on our services in Clayton, Raleigh, Garner, and Smithfield, North Carolina, contact us today by calling (919) 763-1377 (Clayton) or (919) 763-1378 (Smithfield).