If you’re anything like the average car owner, it’s not likely you know much about your vehicle’s transfer case — what it is, what it does or why it’s important. To put it simply, the transfer case… well, it transfers, just like the name implies. It transfers power from the transmission, through the drive shafts, to the front and rear axles. In four-wheel and off-road vehicles, the transfer of power is directly controlled by the driver when the switch is made between two-wheel and four-wheel drive options. Many vehicles, such as all-wheel-drive cars, have transfer cases that are permanently locked into that particular position.

When a transfer case begins to fail, you’ll find you have difficulty in shifting gears, you may hear grinding noises coming from underneath your car and, in the case of four-wheel vehicles, you may notice your car “jumping” in and out of four-wheel drive.

As transmission and drivetrain specialists, we use our decades of experience and knowledge to quickly pinpoint and diagnose problems within the transfer case. Whether it’s a simple output seal leak or broken and damaged interior gears, your technician has the skills to quickly and efficiently address the issue and get your vehicle back to running at its best.

At Ralph’s Transmission, we go the extra mile to make sure your experience with us is nothing short of exceptional. With 16 service bays, we can promise quick turnaround times of three days. With free towing, free shuttle and free diagnostics, we make the process as seamless as possible. Finally, working with Landmark Financial, we alleviate the worry about how to pay for unexpected repair costs with flexible and affordable financing options.

Voted as Modesto’s Best Mechanics by Contentment Magazine Readers for three years in a row, we are the local’s choice for expert transmission and drivetrain services. Have concerns about your transfer case and whether it needs service? Contact our customer care team now to schedule your next service appointment now.