Bob’s Driveline specializes in work-truck and fleet maintenance as well as 4 x 4s, personal vehicles, high performance and custom vehicle work. The shop is equipped with 8 bays and 7 hoists to handle vehicles up to 35,000 pounds and 24-foot wheelbase. Complete service, repair, rebuilding and re-flashing of the following drivetrain components is offered:
You’re visiting an auto repair shop website so if you are reading this you’re probably expecting a bunch of reasons why you should fix your vehicle rather than sell it, trade it in, or scrap it. Honestly, fixing it is usually the best choice, but not always. There are times when a major repair can cost as much as the vehicle is worth. In that case it may be best to get a different vehicle.
If your vehicle is in good condition but has a bad transmission or other driveline component and you do want to sell it, give us a call – we may want to buy it.
If cost is the main concern, it’s almost always more economical to repair than replace your vehicle. There’s an old adage that says “the least expensive vehicle you can own is the one you have right now”. As evidence for the validity of this statement, look at vehicles that are used explicitly to earn a living, like taxis. The average taxi is driven between 750,000 and 1,000,000 Km before it’s retired. During its working life the car might require two or three engine and transmission rebuilds, but that’s significantly less expensive than replacing the vehicle.
Think about it another way; if you purchase a new vehicle, a single monthly payment can be similar to the cost of a major repair, and payments for a new vehicle go on every month for several years.
Modified Vehicles that have had any upgrades or modifications are even more important to keep repairing instead of replacing. The cost of those upgrades and modifications will never be recovered in the sale of a used vehicle, and will have to be paid for all over again on the replacement vehicle.
This is particularly relevant with modified, specialty or custom-built vehicles such as:
It can even apply to fairly ordinary vehicles like pick-up trucks and performance vehicles. These are often customized in subtle ways to suit a particular work or recreational purpose, but the modification costs add up in components and installation time:
There is almost nothing that would cost more to repair on your existing vehicle than replacing or re-doing these kinds of modifications on a new vehicle.
Call Bob’s Driveline to get a diagnosis and price quote for your repairs, then do the cost comparison for your specific vehicle.
If your automotive service needs involve your vehicle's transmission you should keep in mind that most transmission problems start out small and get worse over time. Taking care of your vehicle's transmission service and repair early on can go a long way in saving you money. Our transmission services includes the following:
Vehicle manufacturers frequently write new software for the various control modules in their vehicles. Most people aren’t aware that their vehicle is the most powerful computing platform they own. A modern vehicle has anywhere from a dozen to well over 20 computer modules controlling everything from the fuel and timing maps and ABS braking systems to dynamic traction and stability control, and of course electronically controlled automatic transmissions. New software for a TCM can greatly improve drivability, durability, and fuel economy. A TCM Reflash will generally pay for itself in short order with reduced repair and fuel cost savings.
Bob’s Driveline offers Reflash services for any control module in your vehicle including:
If your automotive service needs are general in nature, our facility will be able to help you. Our well-trained expert technicians offer a variety of general automotive services and repairs:
The purpose of fuel is to provide the ingredients for combustion to the engine of your automobile. Fuel contains the energy that is released to create power. The fuel system delivers the correct amount of fuel to mix with the air-flow through the engine for most efficient power, fuel economy, and engine power. Our automotive experts provide the following fuel system services:
For the vast majority of people, the most powerful computing platform they own is their automobile. Today’s vehicles contain anywhere from a handful to over a dozen computer processors operating simultaneously. Our technicians continue to upgrade their technical training and skills so they can competently provide the following electrical services:
Most of us know that brakes are the most important safety feature of our vehicle, and that brakes include wear-out components that must be replaced from time to time. Our shop offers the following brake repair services: