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4X4 SERVICES

Working Hours
  • Mon 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Tue 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Wed 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Thu 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Fri 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Sat 8:00AM - 12:00PM
  • Sun Closed

4X4 SERVICES

The technicians at Main Street Auto & Tire Service 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.


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 Main Street Auto & Tire Service.

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 Main Street Auto & Tire Service 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 Main Street Auto & Tire Service, you can have the driveline serviced by experts.

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 Main Street Auto & Tire Service 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 Main Street Auto & Tire Service 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 765-552-7806 or visit Main Street Auto & Tire Service 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 Main Street Auto & Tire Service in Elwood, IN 46036 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 Main Street Auto & Tire Service for all your transmission repairs.

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 Main Street Auto & Tire Service today.

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. Main Street Auto & Tire Service can make sure that your bearings are in good shape and let you know if they need replacement.



To learn more about our 4x4 services, call us at 765-552-7806 or request a quote by clicking below:


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What People Say About Us


  • -Chad G.

    Words can't describe the wonderful service Andy provides to his customers.


  • -Gary C.

    Hats off to Andy and his mechanics. I got once again top notch service on my vehicle and my wife's vehicle all before noon on a FRIDAY!!! Wow Andy and the guys have always gave the best service, going the extra mile and front bumper to back bumper checked it all for just an oil change price. It's nice to have an in town friendly place to have your vehicle serviced and know your in good hands. Thanks again.


  • -Jason B.

    Andy and the team always take care of my cars and give me a heads up with anything is needing serviced. Great team and great service.


  • -Ron A.

    Andy and his team are simply the best! He has taken care of our family vehicles for many years without fail. If you are looking for an honest mechanic or tire dealer, they actually do still exist and he is right here in Elwood! Thank you for the many times you have helped me and my family.


  • -Angelikke P.

    I have experienced nothing but phenomenal service whenever I take my car here. I am always welcomed with genuine smiles on their faces! They truly enjoy the job and the help they can give to others. I highly recommend Main Street Auto & Tire to everyone you will certainly not be disappointed.


  • -Kassi S.

    Very laid back atmosphere. they do a quality job and their prices are fair. I will be going here for years to come.


  • -Michelle M.

    Andy and his mechanics are awesome. I blew the water pump in my truck and they fixed it. They are amazing. They care they you have a life and try to get your issues fixed in a timely manner.


  • -Melonie G.

    The service here is excellent! Took my car in for some problems, they found what was wrong and fixed it within a day or two! Excellent prices for the work they do! I will definitely take my car back when needed!!


  • -Contrail C.

    I would like to take this moment to Thank Andy and his mechanic's @ Main Street Tires for fixing my car today. I needed a new transmission line, A new tire and a alignment. I am very grateful! for everyone's help today, Thanks a Million for getting me back on the road fellas.


  • -Jerry S.

    Andy and the guys are awesome, They give great service and they always go above and beyond to get you back up and going as quick as they can! Highly recommend them to anyone.


  • -Matt P.

    Good and honest auto mechanics. They tell you what the problem is and fix it. The owner even gave me a ride to work since I was running late after I had to drop my car off. Fair prices and a good turn around time too. Far and away better than Elwood tire. Elwood tire didn't even have a mechanic that could diagnose a transmission issue I was having. Main Street Auto & Tire gave me answers the very next day and how to proceed. Good on them.


  • -Richard O.

    Good service at a very competitive price, backs up their work! they listen to your problem to find the right solution to your needs.


  • -Jason B.

    Great service and they will tell you everything that they find and let you know estimates before they fix it. I don?t trust my truck with anyone else.


  • -Michelle R.

    Very friendly! First time ever being in there! I will be going back! That's for putting on my tires!


  • -Erika S.

    Great Mechanics, super friendly, and affordable!


  • -Eric C.

    Great service, nice people and a good place to have your car worked on.


  • -Zachary A.

    My alternator failed while I was traveling through Elwood on my way to Atlanta, GA. Main Street auto showed up with a tow almost immediately (it was the shortest I've ever waited for a tow in my life). The owner found apart and got it installed in my vehicle within a few hours, getting me back on the road the same day. The owner was funny and seemed like a real family man. All of the service techs in the garage were knowledgeable and efficient. I had a very good experience here.?


  • -Chad G.

    Words can't describe the wonderful service Andy provides to his customers.

Call us for service: 765-552-7806

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