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By: sandibayside
Habhegger Wheel & Axel
If I could give 6 stars, I would.If you want a shiny waiting room and mechanics in their uniforms and the additional costs, then this is not the place for you.If you want honest, incredibly fair and trustworthy service AND SAVE $$$$, THEN YOU NEED TO GO TO HABHAGGER for all your car needs, not just wheel & axle. Dennis, the owner, is ASE certified.The dealer and my "former" mechanic, which I trusted always charged me "Book Time" even if the job only took 30 minutes. Habhagger does not charge for 1 hour of work when the job takes 30 minutes. I am so grateful for that.I had forgotten about Habhagger since I had purchased my new Passat a few years ago and then I needed new Outer Tie Rods, a CV Joint and an alignment. (3 independant sources confirmed) I was reminded about Habhagger since I was stressing over my impending bill.I am so happy I took my car in for repairs. Not only did I save some good $$ and they used OEM-Original Equipment Manufacturer parts, (the same that my "previous mechanic" and the dealer would have used), but Dennis et al couldn't have been nicer and more straightforward. As I was waiting, I can't tell you how many people came in and said " Hi Dennis"...and took it from there..He was servicing, USPS trucks, Cabs..both of which need to be reliable and take a beating as well as a BMW X5 SUV, Toyotas, a Saab, a Chrysler minivan and my Passat along w/ other cars coming and going.They are now located @ 102 E. Capitol Dr. behind Napa Parts and across from Outpost Foods. They have Wifi or you can go across the street and get something to eat and use Outposts Wifi if you need to stick around.THANK YOU SO MUCH HABHEGGER. Dennis told me he doesn't advertise because just by word of mouth people are coming as was very evident by the steady stream of customers in & out the friday I was at Habhegger.If you do a good or I should say great job along w/ a price that makes people happy to go to the mechanic, then people will be forever grateful as I am to Dennis et al at Habhegger.
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By: Erin K.
Habhegger Wheel & Axel
My parents have been taking their cars to Habheggers way before I have and I've been going to Habhegger's since 1998 and there is nobody I would trust more than Dennis with my cars. Love ya buddy!!
Tips & Advices
Wheel caster is the angle created by the steering pivot points, from the front to the back of the vehicle. It is positive if the line angles forward, and negative if it angles back. A positive caster typically makes the car or truck more stable at higher speeds.
The camber angle of a wheel is the measured angle in degrees, between a wheels vertical alignment, perpendicular to the road. Wheels perfectly perpendicular to the road are at 0 degrees. This is considered ideal to prevent uneven wear on the surface of the tire and also to maximize standard performance. This is part of the alignment of the vehicle and can be adjusted for performance purposes.
Wheels can absolutely affect gas mileage. Larger, heavier wheels and tires create added weight to the car, generally decreasing mileage; lighter-weight wheels are prone to enhancing gas mileage.
As long as the wheels are made by an accredited manufacturer or machine shop, they are safe to use within the boundaries set forth by the manufacturer. There can be exceptions with random wheel failures, but, generally, they are completely safe as long as they are installed correctly and driven within the guidelines set forth by the manufacturer.
Changing wheels can affect the performance of the car. Size, width, and weight are among the factors that affect performance. Some wheels emphasize straight-ahead performance, usually associated with drag racing, while others are associated with performance and handling, while still others are purely ornamental in nature. Tires have much more impact on performance than wheels, however.

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