Mechanical Services

COMMERCIAL VEHICLE MAINTENANCE & SEMI TRUCK REPAIR

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OUR MECHANICAL SERVICES

COMMERCIAL TRUCK maintenance & REPAIR

CONVENIENT, FAST & ACCURATE. SERVICE YOU CAN COUNT ON.

Bauer Built Commercial Service technicians are here to keep your vehicle rolling 24/7, 365. After an in-depth diagnostic inspection, our expert truck mechanics perform detailed maintenance to get you back on the road.

We break our Commercial Truck Repair program down into six critical service areas to keep you rolling:

Suspension

We repair or replace all components of your truck’s suspension system, including:

  • Tie-rod ends
  • Shocks 
  • Leaf springs & U-bolts
  • Pivot bushings
  • air ride systems

Commercial Truck Alignment

Keep your truck properly aligned for better performance, improved safety and compliance with FMCSA regulations

  • 2-axle truck alignments, 3-axle truck alignments,
  • trailer alignments
  • alignment checks
  • FHWA & FMCSA-compliant commercial truck alignments

Brake Service

We can repair or replace every part in your vehicle’s braking system, including:

  • brake shoes
  • brake pads
  • slack adjusters
  • brake chambers
  • s-cams & bushings
  • semi-truck air brake systems
  • heavy-duty commercial vehicle air brake systems

Wheel End Repair

We repair or replace all elements of your truck’s wheel ends, including:

  • 2-axle truck alignments, 3-axle truck alignments,
  • trailer alignments
  • alignment checks
  • FHWA & FMCSA-compliant commercial truck alignments

Required Inspections & Inspection Services

Be sure your truck passes all Federal & state regulatory requirements.

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) inspections

  • FWHA-compliant truck alignment

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) inspections

State-specific inspections (where required)

General Semi Truck Repair Work

Any and all other truck repairs as needed, including but not limited to:

  • mud flap installation & service issues
  • truck battery problems
  • Issues with windshield wipers
  • headlamps & light problems
  • miscellaneous issues affecting any other mechanical system of your commercial vehicle

Mechanical Services Locations

ARE COMMERCIAL MECHANICAL SERVICES AVAILABLE NEAR ME?

Use this chart to find which Bauer Built Commercial Service Centers currently offer our full suite of mechanical services. 

Location

Commercial Mechanical Services

Mobile Mechanical Services

Mankato, MN
Eagan, MN (South of Minneapolis, MN)
Leroy, MN
Rochester, MN
Blaine, MI (North of Minneapolis, MN)
Blue Earth, MN
St Paul, MN
Preston, MN
Fargo, ND
Sioux Falls, SD
Eau Claire, WI
Manitowoc, WI
Waukesha, WI (West of Milwaukee, WI)
Durand, WI
Romeoville, IL (South of Chicago, IL)
Kansas City, MO
Joplin, MO
Lexington, NE
Lincoln, NE
Grand Island, NE
Norfolk, NE
Omaha, NE
Fremont, NE
Indianapolis, IN
Clarksville, IN (North of Louisville, KY)
Waterloo, IA
Cedar Rapids, IA
Mason City, IA
Des Moines, IA
West Burlington, IA
Davenport, IA
Sioux City, IA
Dubuque, IA
Carroll, IA

For a map of commercial mechanical service locations and additional information on services offered, view our mechanical work flyer.

In addition to mechanical maintenance and repairs, every Bauer Built Commercial Service Center provides the following critical services:

*Place reconditioning orders & drop wheels for reconditioning at any Bauer Built shop. Wheels are reconditioned at our facilities off-site & returned to your Bauer Built location. Learn more about commercial wheel reconditioning.

Find more detailed information about which commercial mechanical services are offered at your local Bauer Built Tire & Service locations.

WHAT VEHICLES ARE ELIGIBLE FOR COMMERCIAL MECHANICAL SERVICES?

Bauer Built Commercial Service Centers are equipped to work on heavy-duty commercial trucks, medium-duty trucks and road tractors of any configuration. Our expert mechanics and technicians repair vehicles of all major makes & models. We regularly perform maintenance and repairs on the following commercial vehicles:

  • Semi-Trucks, Tractor-Trailers, & Road Trains
  • Flatbed Trucks, Box Trucks & Tanker Trucks
  • Bulk Carriers & Rigid Dump Trucks
  • Full-Size Buses, Shuttle Buses & Large Passenger Vehicles
  • Purpose-Built Utility Vehicles
  • Last-Mile Fleets, Light-Duty & Medium-Duty Delivery Vans (NEW)

Bauer Built now offers mechanical service options for last-mile & retail fleet customers. Last-mile, short-haul/local & urban fleets are now eligible for our full suite of commercial mechanical services. If you operate light- or medium-duty delivery vehicles, Bauer Built has you covered with comprehensive maintenance and mechanical repair services.

For light-duty truck & personal SUV mechanical services, visit AUTO REPAIR at Bauer Built Automotive.

COMMERCIAL TRUCK ALIGNMENT

WHY IS PROPER TRUCK ALIGNMENT IMPORTANT?

Proper alignment means even tire wear, better engine performance and better fuel economy. Alignment prevents excess stress and premature wear on suspension parts and reduces driver fatigue, protecting everyone on the road.

Contact your nearest Bauer Built location for more information, send us a message. To schedule an appointment, fill out a service request form or use the following link:

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REGULAR MAINTENANCE & TRUCK INSPECTIONS

The road is full of surprises. Your truck shouldn’t be.

Keep your truck working smoothly by staying up-to-date on routine maintenance and scheduling regular diagnostic inspections.

Bauer Built Commercial has worked with commercial trucks for more than 75 years. We are honored to have the confidence of our customers and the communities we serve. Bauer Built mechanical services teams have seen it all. If it has wheels and an engine, odds are we can keep it running.

Our track record speaks for itself. Whenever trouble strikes, Bauer Built is ready to help. Bauer Built Tire & Service is a family of hundreds of technicians and mechanics, spread across our more than 30 service centers across America’s heartland. If you need semi-truck repair in the Midwest, Bauer Built has you covered.

MECHANICAL REPAIRS

Bauer Built fixes it right the first time. 

Even the best drivers need mechanical repairs from time-to-time. That’s why we’re here to We deliver reliable commercial truck repair whenever your vehicle experiences mechanical issues.

Visit any Bauer Built Mechanical Services location and we’ll get you back on the road in no time.

RARE PARTS? TRY US.

We keep every Bauer Built Commercial Service Center well-stocked with a wide selection of components for every part of your truck. We work on all major brands

If your local service center doesn’t have the part you need on-site, don’t worry. More often than not, we can ship the part from a Bauer Built service center or our regional parts warehouse and distribution centers—at no added cost to you.

PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE SERVICES

Stop trouble before it starts with bumper-to-bumper preventive maintenance from Bauer Built Tire & Service. 

When it comes to fleet mechanical services, Bauer Built Tire & Service has you covered. We’ve supplied commercial truck tires and related services for over 75 years, so we’re well suited to provide you solutions on the road or at our service centers. Schedule regular maintenance services with us so you can avoid costly downtime. You’ll be able to get in, get out, and get back to work with reduced expenses and increased profit margins.

MOBILE MECHANICAL SERVICES

Fleet operators rely on our program for preventive maintenance & Federal inspection services. We’ll come to you, during peak or non-peak hours, wherever you need us. Contact us today for a mobile mechanical maintenance quote. Available at select Bauer Built locations:

MECHANICAL SERVICES FOR FLEETS

We guarantee top-rated technical service to protect your investment. We will diagnose your fleet’s equipment problems with speed and precision so you can keep your business moving.

WHY PAY FOR PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE?

Preventive Maintenance pays for itself. It’s like the old saying: “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”

For example, let’s say that there is a worn king pin on the front steer axle of your semi-truck. Early signs of king pin wear can be subtle. The consequences, however, will be anything but.

Whether it’s your local tire center or one of our 30+ locations on the road, every Bauer Built commercial service center has professionally trained mechanical services teams ready to inspect all critical mechanical components of your rig. This includes commercial trucks, semi-trucks and road tractors as well as semi-trailers/road trailers.

Since every Bauer Built Wheel End Repair inspection includes a steer axle king pin health assessment, you can rest assured that our technicians would catch a worn-out king pin.

A replacement king pin can cost hundreds of dollars, and on a normal business day, a diagnostic exam and king pin replacement may require around three hours. While these are significant investments of your money and your time, they’re nothing compared to the true costs of not replacing the king pin.

King pins are built to withstand the extreme forces required to safely steer a fully-loaded, heavy duty commercial truck. When a king pin is worn down, it will no longer sit properly at the junction of the steering knuckle and steering axle. When a king pin is loose, some of the force that is normally absorbed by the king pin is redistributed to the steering axle itself. The axle, however, was never meant to withstand these forces. Because of the loose king pin, not only will the truck’s steering system will no longer function properly: you may need to completely replace the steering axle. 

Skipping regular maintenance doesn’t actually save money. If anything, it will cost you more in the long run—especially if you manage a commercial fleet. 

Every truck needs maintenance sooner or later.  It’s only a question of  when—and how much it will cost you.  The longer you wait, the more damage you do.

Be proactive. The best way to prevent unexpected maintenance costs is to inspect your truck regularly.

Stop mechanical issues before they stop you.