Automotive Axle Repair Service in Calgary, Alberta

Mechanic doing Pick Up Truck Axle Repair Service at Foothills Group

Axles are essential components of your truck. The axle is a rod or shaft that rotates the wheels and supports your vehicle’s weight. Every vehicle needs axles in order to operate properly because the axles conduct the power that provides momentum in order for the wheels to turn. There are many things that can cause strain on your truck’s axle, such as clocking many kilometres, dealing with potholes and poor road conditions, and hauling heavy loads. Your axle should be monitored for misalignment and straightened from time to time in order to ensure that your vehicle is operating as efficiently as possible. 

How can you tell if your truck’s axle is damaged or misaligned?

There are quite a few signs that your pickup or SUV’s axle is broken or misaligned. Some of these indicators can be small and easy to miss or ignore, but if you are able to identify them early you can get your truck in for service and prevent more costly breakdowns.  

Common signs of a damaged truck axle:

  • Wobbly wheels
  • Steering less responsive and not level while driving
  • The steering wheel is slow to return to centre after making a turn
  • Vibrations in your wheel that increase at higher speeds
  • Pulling to the left or right while driving

Can you drive with a bent axle?

There may be situations where you can drive for a brief period of time with a bent axle.  If your axle is only slightly bent (less than a ¼ inch) you will experience vibrations and rough turning but it is not completely unsafe to drive if you are cautious. If left unattended for too long, the bent axle will damage hubs, CV joints, and bearings. Over time the vibrations and damage will increase so it is not recommended to ignore this if you think your axle might be damaged.

Not sure if your axle needs service?  That’s where we come in. Foothills Group has a large automotive department located in Calgary, AB. so we can be sure to provide quality axle service. You can rely on our certified technicians to maintain your truck’s axle so that you can enjoy a smoother ride and your vehicle will have a longer lifespan.

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"I established a working relationship earlier this year to help fix a fleet of vehicles.  They've worked diligently with me to get my fleet maintenance back in order.The level of service and professionalism I've encountered has been nothing less than 5 star.Great team in place, great execution and diligent, professional service."

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"These guys do awesome work! I run a 10-ton truck for CPKC and out of all the places I've dealt with foothills had been the best. Just a great group of people with some serious skills. Exceptional work!"

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"We took our motorhome in because it wasn’t working properly and they looked at it right away. They found the problem and  fixed it promptly. They are an incredibly friendly, helpful company. We have used them before and we will definitely use them again."

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"I've been in twice now and received quality work and excellent service... and they did their best to fit me into their schedule both times.Such a refreshing change from other shops I've worked with over the years."

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"Taylor is awesome. The boys got me in and out in record time, while they were already in a pinch. Would recommend taking your truck here"

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"Our  company has been in trucking for 44 years and have dealt with several heavy duty repair shops. Foothills Group by far is the most professional caring and invested Repair group that we have ever dealt with across BC Alberta in Saskatchewan. As busy as they are, they listen to your concerns. They discuss the options and bend over backwards to fit your schedule. I would highly recommend them to anyone who needs heavy duty repairs."

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