The function of the transfer case in a 4-wheel drive vehicle is to redirect power from the transmission to other systems. For example, it transfers power to the front and rear axles when you shift into 4-wheel drive mode, enabling all four wheels to drive the vehicle. And, the transfer case is what gives you the ability to choose between 2 and 4-wheel drive. Even if you don't regularly use the 4-wheel drive option on your car, you still need transfer case maintenance because, if this component stops working, your car won't run.
Making sure to follow your vehicle's regular service recommendations is vital to the health and longevity of your engine. That service should include the transfer case because it plays an important role in rotating and reserving power whether or not you use the 4-wheel drive option. And, transfer case problems, if not addressed, can result in a costly replacement. On the flip side, regular maintenance such as changing out the oil and fluids is relatively inexpensive.
Does your car still run?
If you frequently drive in hard terrain or wet weather or tow heavy loads, you might be more likely to experience potential problems with the transfer case. However, even if you don't drive under these conditions, neglecting to perform maintenance for your car's transfer case can result is many issues, the result being that your car won't run at all. You never want to be in the position of a total breakdown, not just because of the inconvenience, but because at this point, it's much harder to reach a diagnosis of the problem.
It's always better to be safe rather than sorry when it comes to your vehicle. This is why, when you bring your car into Transmasters Transmissions and Auto Care, we do a full inspection and maintenance on all components of the transmission. Changing the oil and fluid in the transfer case is considered an important part of this service.
Fixing the problem
Transmasters has a reputation for having the most knowledgeable transmission experts around. All of our technicians have been fully trained and certified to work on every make and model of car on the road. When you bring your vehicle to us, the diagnostic process is free. If we do find a problem with the transfer case, we'll give you a complete estimate of the transfer case repair costs up front, so you don't have to worry about any surprises down the line.
For mechanics you can trust at prices you can afford, call or stop by Transmasters in San Diego today.