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For 4x4s (Maintenance of 4x4 Vehicles)

Some people love 4x4 vehicles, the true 4-wheel drive works of engineering like Jeeps and 4x4 pickups that allow you to seemingly go anywhere on the planet. You can climb up a 40-degree rock trail with some planning and skill (always careful to protect the environment, of course), or you can get through the deepest snow. But with that added capability comes additional complexity, drive-train components and other systems that less capable vehicles don't have.  And that is why when it comes to 4x4s, you have to maintain them a little differently from those vehicles that spend their lives on pavement.  Here are some of the key things to keep an eye on: Transfer case—This transfers power from the engine to the wheels.  A transfer case has fluid in it that needs to be changed at intervals recommended by the manufacturer.  Your service advisor will let you know how often that is and will keep track of your service dates.  You will need to make sure the transfe ... read more

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Drive Train Service in WINDSOR LOCKS at Scata's Auto & Truck Repair

The drive train in your vehicle includes all the components that transfer power from the transmission to the wheels. Those components differ depending on what type of vehicle you drive, namely, front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. The preventive maintenance your driveshaft needs will also differ by what type of vehicle you drive.Let's start with front-wheel drive. In this vehicle, the transmission and the differential are combined in one component, known as the transaxle. The transaxle is connected to two half-shafts (axles), which are then connected to the wheels with a constant velocity (or CV) joint, which is protected by an airtight rubber boot.Scata's Auto & Truck Repair service for this type of driveline includes servicing the transaxle and inspecting the CV boot. If the boot is damaged, the CV joint will need to be inspected, and the boot will need to be replaced. If you hear a click ... read more

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What Is a Differential and Do You Have One?

With front-wheel drive being so common these days in WINDSOR LOCKS, CT, the differential is just taken care of during a transmission service, so most WINDSOR LOCKS drivers don't even have to think about it. And rear-wheel drive differentials don't need to be serviced for years, so it's understandable that it's not something on the top of WINDSOR LOCKS customers' minds. It's not uncommon for drivers to not know they have a differential let alone know that it needs service. Call Scata's Auto & Truck Repair in WINDSOR LOCKS at 8606230449 for information about differential service, or stop by our WINDSOR LOCKS, CT, auto center at 535 SPRING ST, 06096. To better understand what a differential does, think about our local WINDSOR LOCKS high school track. There are lanes marked off on the track. For the longer distance races, the starting lines are staggered. The starting lines for the outside lanes are ahead of the starting lines for the ... read more

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Vive la Differential at Scata's Auto & Truck Repair in WINDSOR LOCKS

There are a lot of drivers in WINDSOR LOCKS who are due for a differential service, but had never heard of a differential before.With front-wheel drive being so common in CT these days, the differential is just taken care of during a transmission service, so most WINDSOR LOCKS folks don't even have to think about it. And rear-wheel drive differentials don't need to be serviced for years, so it's understandable that it's not something on the top of your mind. It's not uncommon for people in WINDSOR LOCKS to not know they have a differential, let alone know that it needs service.To better understand what a differential does, think about a track at any CT high school. There are lanes marked off on the track. For the longer distance races, the starting lines are staggered. The starting lines for the outside lanes are ahead of the starting lines for the inside lanes. That's to compensate for the longer length of the outside lanes. Staggering the starting lines means that e ... read more

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