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Downtown Safeway Tire and Car Care
Call (216) 881-1737 or (440)247-8473
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Downtown Safeway Tire and Car Care provides Hub Service services to Cleveland, OH, Lakewood, OH, Shaker Heights, OH, and other surrounding areas.

Approx. Time: 90 Minutes  |   Price Range: Get Quote for Price

The Basics Behind Hub Services at Downtown Safeway Tire and Car Care

Locking hubs, also known as free wheeling hubs, play an important role in four wheel drive systems. Usually located on the front wheels of part-time 4WD vehicles, locking hubs are used to engage the front wheels and transform them into drive wheels as needed. Without locking hubs, a vehicle will not be able to enter into four wheel drive mode. In addition, locking hubs are responsible for disengaging a vehicle from four wheel drive. Working hubs on a part-time 4WD vehicle are important if a driver wants the benefits of each drive mode. Four wheel drive allows a motorist to maintain a high level of control when driving on rough terrain and in harsh environmental conditions, while two wheel drive provides better fuel economy and prevents excessive tire wear. Locking hubs are useful because they make switching between these modes possible.

Why Should You Have Hub Services Performed at Downtown Safeway Tire and Car Care?

When locking hubs are exposed to the environment, they often incur damage. This makes hub maintenance extremely important for extending the life of your locking hubs. If your hubs are damaged or malfunctioning, please bring your vehicle in for a hub repair. In severe cases, damaged hubs may be unable to engage the drive axle. If this happens, you will not be able to engage four wheel drive. A faulty hub can also cause the reverse condition and prevent you from being unable to disengage from four wheel drive. Depending upon the damage, a hub replacement may be necessary, though in some cases, our service staff may be able to save the hub with a minor repair procedure. At the end of every service, your wheel hubs will be performing as expected.

We proudly service the Hub Service needs of customers in Cleveland, OH, Lakewood, OH, Shaker Heights, OH, and surrounding areas.

Areas Served : Cleveland OH | Lakewood OH | Shaker Heights OH | and surrounding areas

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Downtown Safeway Tire & Car Care

Downtown Safeway Tire & Car Care (formerly Safeway Tire) is located in Cleveland, Ohio and provides quality tires and auto service to its residents. Whether you need a set of tires, an oil change, towing services, a wheel alignment, brake work, or even transmission repair, we are your number one choice! Our sales staff has over 80 years of combined experience, and we are an ASE certified repair shop. Visit our shop for tires to get a pricing quote on the right tires for you and your vehicle. You can even schedule service on your vehicle by browsing the services on our auto repair Cleveland page. Thank you for visiting our website and we hope to have you as a customer soon at Downtown Safeway Tire & Car Care!

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