Control Arm Replacement

Control Arms
Control Arms

How do I know I need a Control Arm Replacement?

Control arms are a major component of your vehicles steering and suspension system. These are designed to move as your vehicle is driven, to keep the wheels in contact with the ground and allow for proper vehicle control under normal driving conditions. Bushings on the control can wear out overtime – and on some vehicles they are not separately replaceable. The control arm will also have a ball joint when on the front of the vehicle. When these wear out, they may or may no be serviceable independent of the control arm.

  • Vehicle Pulling to the Side.
  • Uneven Tread Wear.
  • Clunking, squeaking, knocking, or popping, noises, when going over bumps
  • Clunking, squeaking, knocking, or popping, noises, when steering
  • Clunking, squeaking, knocking, or popping, noises, when accelerating, or decelerating
  • Vibrations felt in the steering wheel while driving.
  • Visual Damage.
  • A integrated part has failed; and cant be replaced independently

How much will it cost?

The typical cost for the testing, inspection and replacement is between $220-$850 for parts and labor. This price range is averaged across all passenger vehicles. The actual cost depends on your specific make, model and year. Depending on your specific vehicle, this cost may be lower or higher. This cost estimate is for the specific repair listed and doesn’t include additional, related items that may require repair.

What is included:

  • Inspection of control arm
  • Inspection of related components
  • Replacement of damaged control arm

Brake Drum Replacement

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Brake Drums

Why would I need a Brake Drum Replacement?

A vehicles brake system consists of wearable and non-wearable parts. Brake pads, brake shoes, brake drums and brake rotors are all designed to wear out. Over the general use of your vehicle you will need to replace these wearable components. Keeping your vehicles braking system function properly is important to your safety.

How do I know I need a Brake Drum Replacement?

Ideally any brake drum machining or replacement that is needed, is done at the same time as a brake shoe replacement. This may not always be the case. When your brake drums need replacement you will typically experience the following symptoms:

  • Increased pedal travel
  • Increased stopping distance
  • Pulsating brake pedal when apply brakes
  • Metallic scraping of squealing noises  
  • Lower brake pedal

You do not want to ignore these brake drum symptoms. If you do it could result in additional damaged parts and a significantly more expense repair.

What are brake drums?

While they are not as common as they once were, drum brakes are still used, on rear of some passenger vehicles. Brake drums are a major component in braking system. The brake drum is made of a cast iron. Inside the brake drum are brake shoes, wheel cylinders, springs and an adjustment mechanism. When you press the brake pedal, Hydraulic Brake Fluid is forced through brake lines and hoses, by the master cylinder. This fluid pushes the wheel cylinders outwards and apply force the surface of the drum, slowing or stopping your vehicle. When you release the brake pedal, the springs pull the brake shoes away from the brake drum.

The Fixitfor.us difference:

Most common vehicle repair services can be preformed at your location. This saves you time. No need to arrange drop-offs or pick ups. No sitting in a waiting room. Just continue with your day, while our experts handle your repair. Our Mechanics are all certified. Our business is a registered repair facility in Michigan. We are fully insured and back our service with our warranty.

What we require

  • A safe place to work on your vehicle
  • Authorization from a property owner or management.
  • We do not do repairs in areas restricted by law.

How much will it cost?

The typical cost for the testing and brake drum replacement is between $170-$320 for parts and labor. This price range is averaged across all passenger vehicles. The actual cost depends on your specific make, model and year. Depending on your specific vehicle, this cost may be lower or higher. This cost estimate is for the specific repair listed and doesn’t include additional, related items that may require repair.

What is included:

  • Replacement of drums
  • Inspection of related components.
  • Replacement of brake shoes if needed
  • Replacement of brake hardware if needed.

It is highly recommended that brake drum replacement be done in pairs

Book your appointment

Ready to set up your Brake Drum Replacement appointment? The whole process can be completed online. Simply choose a day and time that works for you. Let us know what service you need or what your car issues are. You will be contacted with an estimate and the ability to confirm your appoint. We will even send you a reminder. If you aren’t sure when you will want service performed, you can get an estimate without choosing a time.

Are you in our service area?

Our services are available, on site throughout Michigan. Odds are you live near one of the cities we provide service in. Below are some of the common places we perform repair services.

AC Condenser Fan Replacement:

Contents: What does the AC Condenser & Fan do? | Our Difference | How Will it Cost? | Book Appointment | Service Area

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A/C Condenser Fan

A/C System not as cold as it should?

An AC Condenser Fan in need of replacement could be a cause. Your cars AC system is designed to remove heat from your passenger compartment to keep your cool on even the hottest days. When it fails to provide proper cooling or any cooling at all, you can be in for a miserable car ride. There are several reason for your AC system to not be working correctly.

How do I know I may need an AC Condenser?

Your AC System can produce a lot of heat. Your vehicles cooling fan is responsible to help remove this heat. Some vehicles have a dedicated fan, others use normal cooling fans. If this heat isn’t removed properly your AC system will not function or will function poorly.

The systems of a failed AC Condenser Fan are:

  • AC not as cold as should be
  • AC not working at all
  • Excessive noise from the vehicles AC Condenser Fan

What exactly does the AC Condenser & Fan do?

Your vehicles AC system is designed to keep your cool and comfortable, by providing chilled, dried air. This is accomplished by removed heat from the air in your passenger compartment. Air in the passenger compartment is drawn over an AC evaporator. The evaporator contains refrigerant. This refrigerant changes from a liquid to a gas. As this occurs it draws heat out off the air resulting in cooling the passenger compartment. This refrigerant must be condensed back into a liquid.

This is where your AC Condenser comes in. Its job is to allow the refrigerant to condense. This release a lot of heat (heat which was inside your passenger compartment). In order to dissipate this heat, and allow proper refrigerant condensing an AC Condenser Fan is often used to draw heat out off the refrigerant and transfer it to the outside air. Some vehicles use the regular cooling fans with a different speed or mode setting to accomplish the same thing.

The Fixitfor.us difference:

Most common vehicle repair services can be preformed at your location. This saves you time. No need to arrange drop-offs or pick ups. No sitting in a waiting room. Just continue with your day, while our experts handle your repair. Our Mechanics are all certified. Our business is a registered repair facility in Michigan. We are fully insured and back our service with our warranty.

What we require

  • A safe place to work on your vehicle
  • Authorization from a property owner or management.
  • We do not do repairs in areas restricted by law.

How much will it cost?

The typical cost for the testing and AC Condenser Fan Replacement replacement is between $130-$440 for parts and labor. This price range is averaged across all passenger vehicles. The actual cost depends on your specific make, model and year. Depending on your specific vehicle, this cost may be lower or higher. This cost estimate is for the specific repair listed and doesn’t include additional, related items that may require repair.

What is included:

  • Diagnostics preformed on Air Conditioning System
  • Removal of the damaged component and installation of replacement
  • Ensuring proper functioning of cooling fans and AC system

Book your appointment

Ready to set up your AC Condenser Fan Replacement appointment? The whole process can be completed online. Simply choose a day and time that works for you. Let us know what service you need or what your car issues are. You will be contacted with an estimate and the ability to confirm your appoint. We will even send you a reminder. If you aren’t sure when you will want service performed, you can get an estimate without choosing a time.

Are you in our service area?

Our services are available, on site throughout Michigan. Odds are you live near one of the cities we provide service in. Below are some of the common places we perform repair services.

Steering & Suspension

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