Has your 4X4 been a little noisier than usual? Have you noticed a wobble lately that wasn’t there a few months ago? Is your dashboard flashing warning lights? Don’t ignore these red flags! They may seem like minor inconveniences, but it’s your 4X4 telling you it’s time to visit us here at Axleboy.
I Haven’t Had My 4X4 Inspected In a Long Time
Offroading can impact your 4X4 vehicle’s chassis and suspension, and it’s not unusual for smaller parts, nuts, or bolts to fall off during offroading adventures. This generally doesn’t lead to anything more serious as long as those parts are replaced quickly. Perform regular inspections to see what may be missing, and consult a professional if you need something replaced.
I’m Noticing More Drips and Leaks From My 4X4
Some drips and drops under your 4X4 vehicle are perfectly normal, but excessive leaking can lead to low fluid levels, which will, in turn, impact all of the major engine components. Check your fluid levels regularly to ensure that they’re at appropriate levels. Even after topping off, it’s time to look for a more significant problem under the hood if they are lower than you expected.
My Axles Are Making Too Much Noise
Any noise from your vehicle means something is amiss, but that’s especially true when your 4X4 axles are whistling. Whistling or clunking sounds mean your transfer case may need servicing; the transfer case is integral for engaging all four wheels in 4X4 mode. These noises could also be a symptom of a much bigger problem, something that a mechanic would be able to uncover.
My Warning Lights Keep Illuminating
If your 4X4 or Jeep was manufactured within the last two decades, it would have dashboard indicator lights that illuminate when there are some problems. It could be engine-related, something to do with the tires and alignment, or any number of errors depending on your vehicle, but you can’t ignore these lights. As soon as one comes on, call to make an appointment to have your 4×4 vehicle checked out.
I Can’t Get 4X4 Mode to Engage
If you’ve driven your Jeep or 4X4 vehicle for any time, you’ll sense when all four wheels aren’t getting power — even if there’s no indicator light displayed telling you this. You may experience jerking or shaking when you try to engage in 4X4 driving, and it doesn’t work. This signifies that a qualified mechanic needs to inspect your vehicle ASAP.
My Jeep Is Stuck In 4X4 Mode
You also have a problem on your hands if the vehicle doesn’t disengage from 4X4 mode. Theoretically, you could always drive it in 4X4 mode, but doing so when unnecessary can wear down your engine and transmission components and burn through fuel more quickly than you’d like.
My 4X4 Mods Aren’t Functioning How They’re Supposed To
As with the core components of your 4X4, your modifications can malfunction, break, or wear down over time. Winches can malfunction, closures on soft or hard Jeep tops can degrade, and recovery straps can break — this is part of the offroading life, but you don’t have to drive around with broken mods. Head to the mechanic that installed the mods for repair.
I Just Bought My 4X4 and I Don’t Know Where to Start
Our experienced team at Axleboy is always ready to welcome you and your vehicle. We value your business and want to share our passion for 4X4s with you. Also, we promise to provide you with courteous and helpful service. That’s why we provide our clients with trusted custom consulting.
We know from our years in business that every client is different. How you choose to drive your vehicle is different from the next person. And, there’s nothing wrong with that! We feel that’s one reason it’s so special to own a 4X4. Ready to get your 4X4 repaired and back on the road? Contact our team today to schedule an appointment before your next offroad adventure!