Rebuilt and Repaired Axles In Columbia

Are you a vehicle owner near Columbia? Our professionals at Houston Rebuilt Axles provide you with professionally rebuilt and repaired axles and differentials. We work on a large variety of differentials and axles. Also, we have over 75 years of combined experience working on axles. Not only that, but at our facility, we have the equipment needed to perform axle rebuilds and repairs. This includes our lathe, which we use to shape the axle back to factory specifications. Do you want to buy a used axle? We sell axles we have previously refurbished. Also, we sell rebuilt rear ends. We offer a courier service that will ship to your home and also to a mechanic of choice, door-to-door, anywhere in Columbia. We can pick up and ship axles from any location in the continental United States.

In our axle rebuilds and repairs, we use Timken bearings and seals. Timken is not only known for its high-quality bearings and seals but they are also used by NASA. The James Webb Telescope, launched in December 2021 made use of Timken bearings. We also offer a warranty on our axle rebuilds. These two things offer you confidence in our axle rebuilds and repairs. We can modify axles and also differentials for your purposes. For example, we can modify an axle for off-roading or narrow an axle for hot rods. We want to help you, just contact us and let us know!

What do we do in our Axle Repairs and Rebuilds?

The first step to either repairing or rebuilding an axle is to see how damaged it is. This assessment allows us to then choose to rebuild or repair the axle. If the axle is severely damaged then it will need to be rebuilt. The rebuilding process is much more involved and more parts are replaced. Because of this, repairing an axle is cheaper than rebuilding it. There are some processes shared by both methods.

To properly assess the damage, we remove all of the components on the axle and thoroughly clean it. This also allows us to look at the components we took of and assess their damage. We will either repair or replace those components as needed. Then we will use our lathe to shape the axle back to factory specifications. We will then look at the spindle ends on the axle. For the damaged ones, we will cut them off and replace them with spindle ends we have manufactured in-house. The axle is then painted and assembled. After that, we fill the axle with fluids and now the axle is ready to be installed.

For the axle rebuild process, we examine and then replace the ring and pinion with a high-quality OEM replacement. The axle carrier then has the seals replaced with replacements from Timken. Following that, the axle shaft is replaced with a refurbished in-house axle shaft. We may use a new axle shaft if needed. Then, if the rotors are bolted behind the hub, the rotors will be replaced or rotated to make sure proper brake and pad installation.

How can you feel if you have a damaged axle?

If you start noticing sounds or leaks from your car, your axle may have become damaged. This damage could have happened from any number of sources other than a collision. Maybe you drove over a large pothole, or accidentally hit a curb too hard. Whatever may have happened, there is a good chance you will feel one or many of the following symptoms. If you encounter any of these symptoms, bring your vehicle to your mechanic and have it inspected.

  • Leaks – You may see fluids leaking from the axle. This is caused by a crack or a dent in an axle. This is a cause for concern because the axle may no longer be properly lubricated.
  • Vibrations – A strong vibration will be felt when driving your vehicle from the axle damage. The feeling can also feel more intense as you turn the steering wheel, also. 
  • Noise – The noise from axle damage often comes from gears no longer lining up together. This causes the gears to grind against each other causing a sound while you drive. The axle just needs to get a dent or a bend for this to happen.

Can we ship or pick up axles from Columbia?

We can! We offer shipping axles to your home and mechanic of choice with our courier service. Also, we offer courier services that will pick up the axle for you. This service is available to anyone in the continental United States. Looking for a mechanic? These mechanics come highly recommended from Yelp:

1) Rushing Automotive is family-owned and operated for 20 years, they offer a warranty on their almost all auto repair services. This warranty is a 12-month / 12,000-mile nationwide warranty. They are also able to offer domestic and foreign repair services. Their shop opens from Monday to Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.

2) HB Mobile Auto Repair brings their auto repairs services to you. Also, they can offer brake, starter, alternator and more repair services that are brought to your home or workplace. They open Monday to Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm and Saturday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.

Rushing Automotive, 3933 Broad River Rd, Columbia, SC 29210

HB Mobile Auto Repair, Columbia, SC 29209