Truck Axle Repair Service in Calgary & Lethbridge, Alberta

Axle Repair Service in Calgary at Foothills Group

The axle of your vehicle is a large bar that connects to the engine, steering system, transmission and wheels. Power is transferred to the axle and drive wheel from the engine and transmission. These components work together to make your wheels turn. Many heavy-duty trucks have multiple axles, making their service and components more complex than standard passenger vehicles. It is important to get your axle inspected and well maintained because a broken axle can cause a lot of unwanted and expensive downtime.

Most common signs of axle damage

  • Tires do not rotate - This can happen suddenly if your axle breaks while driving. It can also happen when you are trying to accelerate from a stop. If your axle is fully broken, it will not matter how much power you send to it, the wheels will not rotate. 
  • Poor acceleration - While it’s not recommended, there are times when you can drive your truck with a slightly damaged axle. You may be able to rotate your wheels, but it causes a lot of strain on your truck to do so. When the axle is damaged, you will notice that there is more strain on your vehicle when accelerating. 
  • Unusual sounds - Another indication of a damaged axle is clunking sounds. These are especially audible when you are trying to turn your truck or trailer.  Another time when you may hear a loud clunking sound is if your axle fully breaks while you are driving. This will be a sudden noise that will be nearly impossible to miss.
  • Wobbly ride - Since your vehicle’s axles are responsible for making your wheels turn. If there is damage to the axle system you will feel swaying or rocking when you drive.  
  • Slipping when stopping - If your axle is damaged, the alignment between your brake pads, rotors and wheels is going to be thrown off. You can tell this has occurred if you slip or skid when trying to stop. 

Truck axles are constantly in motion, which is why it is so important to ensure proper lubrication of these parts. Heavy-duty diesel trucks are especially susceptible to excessive wear, and extreme weather conditions which can cause rust and are more likely to be in minor or major accidents due to long hours on the road. These can all influence axle wear and damage. It is important to be mindful of your axle’s condition.   

Your axle takes on a huge role in your truck and can become damaged, or break for a number of reasons. Sometimes an overloaded vehicle can break, crack or damage an axle. Bad road conditions and potholes can also cause the axle to fall apart. Visit our team at Foothills Group in Calgary and Lethbridge, AB., today to ensure your truck’s axle is in good shape.

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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."

Zac Morvis

"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!"

Kayla Kondics

"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."

Ian McTaggart

"Terrance to the Rescue. Not only a great Field Mechanic, but a stellar individual.I can't thank Foothills enough. Has anyone ever seen Superman or Terrance in the  same room..... didn't think so just sayin!"

Kevin Paz

"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."

Braden Mills

"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"

Darlene K

"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."

Andrew Gordon

"We take the fleet vehicles here everytime, super helpful reliable."
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When our customers come to us for help when in need of a repair, we will go above and beyond to guarantee their experience with us is a positive one. If you are passionate about customer service and want to join a company that promotes family-oriented values and work ethics, reach out to Foothills Group and apply now!