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4X4 SERVICES

The technicians at CARS of NOVI 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 CARS of NOVI 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 CARS of NOVI 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 CARS of NOVI 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 CARS of NOVI, 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 CARS of NOVI.

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. CARS of NOVI 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 CARS of NOVI 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 CARS of NOVI 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 248-347-2021 or visit CARS of NOVI 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 CARS of NOVI in Novi, MI 48375 today.

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Testimonials

  • One of the BEST shops in town! The staff is courteous, professional and extremely knowledgeable about vehicle repairs.
    -Tovon H.

  • In Novi, the best auto repair shop around. I have been going there for almost 20 yrs!!
    -Robin W.

  • Thought it about time I added my two cents in support of a trustworthy and honest business. We've been using Dave's services for over two decades now. He and his staff do first class work at a very reasonable price, and I would absolutely recommend you look here for your auto related maintenance and repair needs. You can trust C.A.R.S.
    -Tim D.

  • I have been taking my vehicles for maintenance and repair to C.A.R.S. for many years. The owner, Dave, has many years of experience and has always been honest and fair with me about what needs to be fixed and the cost of the repairs. In my opinion, the quality of Dave's work has been superior and he strives for excellent customer satisfaction.
    -Michael N.

  • Dave and Mike are very efficient. Fast service and very polite.
    -Sara N.

  • Highly recommend Cars of Novi for all your auto repairs - knowledgeable and trustworthy.
    -Tina B.

  • Took my truck in and asked CARS to do some work on my Ford Expedition...Dave, the owner, recommended he take a look at things and get back to me before doing the work I'd asked for. Good thing. Turns out that my engine issues were far less extensive than I had figured and far less expensive. CARS did the repairs they suggested and fixed my issues, and for much less than I was planning. Thanks Dave, and CARS.
    -wavenetgraphic

  • Have been going here for years. My go-to mechanic! Quality work at the right price.
    -Michael F.

  • Great service. Skilled and knowledgeable. Clearly knew how to identify and fix a problem. Is current on newer technology.
    -Ann R.

  • I have used this repair facility occasionally for 10 plus years. Each time I was treated very well and the work performed on the vehicles was done with care and professionalism!
    -Danny J.

  • I've been servicing all my vehicles with Dave Smith / CARS OF NOVI for more than 16 years. During that time he also performed safety and service inspections on all the vehicles I sold from my company, Guaranteed Auto Sales which meant several hundred vehicles of all makes and models. I have always trusted David to deliver premier service at a reasonable cost and at aggressive competitive pricing. I will continue to service my family's vehicles and will always trust David's suggestion and upgrades to my personal fun ride a 76 Chevrolet Nova that I Drag Race in the Pro and Super Street classes with the NHRA. Dave is one of a kind and a true Gem in the Auto Repair and Race Car Prep and Build. He builds competitive street vehicles as well as pure Breed Drag Race and road race vehicles. It has always been a pleasure to do business with Dave.
    -Peter J. Cook

  • I felt completely informed as to what my vehicle required and what would prevent future problems . It was a very educating experience and what a great staff. Thanks guys
    -Julie H.

  • Quality Race Car Build and Maintenance. Ask for Dave!
    -Peter C.

  • Honest, professional and best value in SE Michigan.
    -Daniel S.

  • Best place to get your vehicle fixed! Honest people and they do a great job! Give them a call for your repairs!!
    -Holli S. B.

  • This is a top notch facility awesome service the guys are great and my vehicle has never performed so well I suggest everybody come here for all of their automotive needs.
    -David S.