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4X4 SERVICES

The technicians at Randy's Auto Repair and Tire 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 Randy's Auto Repair and Tire.

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 Randy's Auto Repair and Tire 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 Randy's Auto Repair and Tire, 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 Randy's Auto Repair and Tire 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 Randy's Auto Repair and Tire 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 727-575-7485 or visit Randy's Auto Repair and Tire 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 Randy's Auto Repair and Tire in Largo, FL 33773 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 Randy's Auto Repair and Tire 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 Randy's Auto Repair and Tire 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. Randy's Auto Repair and Tire can make sure that your bearings are in good shape and let you know if they need replacement.



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ASSOCIATIONS

  • ACDelco
  • ASE (Automotive Service Excellence)
  • World Pac
  • Mitchell1
  • BG Products
  • Car Care Aware

Testimonials

  • I'm a new snowbird and wanted to ensure my 13 year old Toyota Tacoma would get me back to Michigan safely. I wanted the serpentine belt replaced and the brake fluid flushed. Turns out my truck needed rear brakes and 3 universal joints replaced. They kept my truck overnight and made all the necessary repairs for me. As a bonus, they fastened and quieted an annoying exhaust heat shield rattle. GREAT JOB, GREAT SHOP. THANK YOU
    , 04/01/2021

  • We were on vacation and my starter failed. Was faced with the daunting task of finding someone honest and reliable to fix it. Randy did just that and he charged a fair price! Would definitely recommend using him.
    , 03/26/2021

  • reviewiconAlignment, near Clearwater, Fl
    Well, I have to admit that all these small private operators are not sub-par mechanics. Randy, did front end struts, replacing both sides. Car was fixed promptly and done extremely good. My son wanted proof the work was done correctly, so off to Ford he goes, comes back and said the wheel alignment, was dead on the money. Since that time, Randy called me on 12/22/2020, to make sure all was still good. Bottom line, don't take your car anywhere else for repairs. Randy is HONEST, understanding, FAIR PRICED, and does what he says he will do. Thank you again for your great work.
    , 10/20/2020

  • reviewiconRandy is fantastic!
    Car & Truck Care, near Clearwater, FL
    I broke down at a major intersection and remembered previously looking into this place and the great reviews. I called and he immediately rushed over to help me while I waited with the police. He saved me tow truck fees as well by not giving up until he found a way to get my car to the shop. Such a nice man and as a woman, I am forever grateful for the kind and honest work he does! One in a million mechanic, truly!
    , 04/02/2020

  • reviewiconHighly Recommend
    Car & Truck Care, near Clearwater, FL
    I meant to review them when they replaced my brake pads and rotors. I had gone to CarMax to ask for them to do the same repair and they said it didn't need to be done. Randy was quite honest about it needing to be done soon. Got it done right then and haven't had any issues. Today, I got a flat tire (after having two replaced elsewhere). Immediately called and Randy told me I could bring it in. They patched up the tire and rotated them so the new tires would be in the front which should prevent this from happening in the future. Also, got an oil change as well. I highly recommend them to anyone in the Pinellas area. Moving forward, I'm going to remember to use their services for everything.
    , 02/19/2020

  • reviewiconProfessional and Courteous
    Car & Truck Care, near Clearwater, FL
    I had a low tire light that wouldn't go out. Pulled in without an appointment. I was pulling out with aired up tires and no alert light in less than 15 minutes, with no charge. They were so nice and professional. I hope I don't have future car troubles but if i do I will go to Randy's.
    , 04/23/2020