The technicians at Leo's Auto Care 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.
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 Leo's Auto Care.
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 Leo's Auto Care today for differentials examination and servicing.
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 Leo's Auto Care, 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 Leo's Auto Care 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 Leo's Auto Care 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 704-521-4976 or visit Leo's Auto Care 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 Leo's Auto Care in Charlotte, NC 28217 today.
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 Leo's Auto Care for all your transmission repairs.
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 Leo's Auto Care today.
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. Leo's Auto Care can make sure that your bearings are in good shape and let you know if they need replacement.
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We love the team at Leo's Auto Care! I was initially drawn to Leo's because of their amazing google reviews and felt confident that they would take great care of my car. Since I began working with them a year ago, I've had a number of times that I've brought my car in for repairs and maintenance. Joaquin and Leo always answer my questions thoroughly and keep me in the loop on the status of my car. They truly treat every customer as if they're part of the family and are good, honest, hardworking people. I feel honored to be a part of the Leo's family and recommend this place to everyone I know. If you're looking for a reliable garage in the Charlotte area, I would highly recommend giving this place a chance. They are the best in the business!
Elizabeth Norris, 01/21/2023
5 GLOWING STARS! Best auto care in Charlotte. Hands down. If you're looking for a reliable place, go here. Not only is Leo's honest, they really know their stuff. Guys, I will never take my car anywhere else. Over the past year or so, Juan and his team have taken exceptional care of me and my fiancé. I have never felt like I was being lied to, upsold to, or deceived in any way. And being a woman who usually gets taken advantage of at auto shops, honesty is most important to me. My most recent experience here absolutely blew me away! My car had several complicated oil leaks and Juan went over every single thing about it in detail with me- telling me the pros and cons of whether to get it fixed. In the end we decided it best to let the car go- and he could have easily swayed me the other way to make money- but he didn't! He left it up to the customer which is how it should be. Just OUTSTANDING service and very kind people. I will happily give them my business for the rest of my time in Charlotte. I finally found my auto care place!!
Sarah Twilling, 12/31/2022
Leo's was fast and did a good job on my brakes and rotors, a little pricey but great service/great work.
Veronica Brown, 12/30/2022