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AUTO SERVICE PROFESSIONAL

4X4 SERVICES

The technicians at Foster's Advanced Auto Service 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.


Transmissions
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 Foster's Advanced Auto Service today.

Transfer Cases
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 Foster's Advanced Auto Service for all your transmission repairs.

Differentials
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 Foster's Advanced Auto Service today for differentials examination and servicing.

Driveline
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 Foster's Advanced Auto Service, you can have the driveline serviced by experts.

Alignment
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 Foster's Advanced Auto Service.

Wheel Bearings
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. Foster's Advanced Auto Service can make sure that your bearings are in good shape and let you know if they need replacement.

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 Foster's Advanced Auto Service 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 Foster's Advanced Auto Service 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 651-635-9890 or visit Foster's Advanced Auto Service 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 Foster's Advanced Auto Service in New Brighton, MN 55112 today.

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  • NAPA
  • ASE Master Technician
  • BG Products
  • Car Care Aware

Testimonials

  • Great service, fair prices. They are VERY willing to work with YOUR schedule to make it convenient for you! I?ve already been recommending them!
    -Paula R.

  • Loved the pleasant people working there and they did a quick and quality of a job on my jeep. Very trustworthy and honest.
    -Danielle R.

  • I went in for a routine oil chnage and came out over a K lighter with new brakes all around as well as wheel bearings up front. I knew the brakes were weak, but I didn?t realize how bad. So, why am I not displeased? A technician showed me the rotors and break pads. I had no brakes. Were I not to have them repaired, I would have needed to sign a document indicating I was informed and releasing the company of liability. So, I had the work done and followed the process. What I bought was not only a totally new brake system, but peace-of-mind and absolute confidence that the work was done by the absolute best technician, I must also note that I was treated with comfort and respect through the entire experience. I absolutely trust these people.
    -T.J. W.

  • These guys are the best type of mechanics you can wish for. They are honest and trustworthy. They tell you what needs fixed and do not make you get unnecessary repairs. As a woman who has gotten ripped off by many mechanics in Mpls, I can honestly recommend these guys. They do high quiality work. I am very pleased with the friendly and complete service they provide. I would recommend them to my friends and family anytime. Keep up the good work guys !
    -Wanda K.

  • Needed new shocks and struts for the wife?s car and got a same-day appointment. I had a lower estimate elsewhere prior to coming in, and Foster?s Advanced told me they?d beat it by $50 and get me in and out in one day. They delivered and were great to work with. This is the kind of place I can feel comfortable recommending to others. They deliver what they promise and don?t try to push services you don?t need.
    -Kraig & Lisa

  • I arrived a bit early and yet they still fit me into the schedule and out of there ahead of time. I always receive fast, knowledgeable and friendly service that I can afford. I recommend coming here to all of my co-workers and friends.
    -Vicki K.

  • I have had two car repairs done at Foster?s Advanced Auto Service within the last few weeks, and I have 3 very positive things to report. First of all ? they saved me money, actually saved around $800 from an estimate I had gotten from the car dealer. Second ? they are trustworthy, and keep their word. Even stuck to an original estimate when the work ended up taking longer than planned for. Third ? and very important to me, they are ?Real? people ? made me feel welcome, and comfortable right off the bat, and I really prefer dealing with real people over a ?corporation?. Yup great place to do business!
    -Franky L.

  • I needed to get new brakes and the guys at Foster?s Advanced Auto Service bent over backwards to make it happen. They gave me and my daughter a ride back home while they worked on my vehicle and offered to stay late til I could come back and pick it up. The guys were so nice and really seemed to appreciate my business. The cost was extremely reasonable compared with the price quote I received from other places. I would recommend them to my friends for sure
    -Jen A.