Frame repair for semis & heavy-duty trucks
Revive Your Rig with Expert Frame Repair Services from Wayne Truck & Trailer
Your Trusted Semi & Heavy-Duty Truck Frame Repair Shop
Ohio's Truck Experts Since 2008
As a semi or heavy-duty diesel truck owner, you know that your vehicle can take a beating on the road, requiring frame repair or replacement.
Whether hauling a heavy load across the country or navigating through busy city streets, your truck’s frame can suffer wear and tear over time.
This is where Wayne Truck & Trailer of Brookville & Sidney comes in.
Our team specializes in frame repair for all types of diesel trucks, and we know exactly what to look for when it comes to damage.
From small cracks to major structural issues, we can assess the problem and provide efficient, reliable repairs.
Bringing your truck to us for frame repair isn’t just about getting the job done – it’s about ensuring your safety on the road.
With a sturdy frame, you’ll have the peace of mind you need to keep on truckin’.
Estimated Frame Repair Costs
Frame Rail Repair
$2,500 - $12,000
Frame Rail Replacement
$15,000 - $50,000
Frame Repair On Semis & Heavy-Duty Trucks
Have you ever heard the saying that a chain is only as strong as its weakest link? The same can be said for your semi or heavy-duty vehicle.
No matter how well-designed or built your vehicle may be, it is only as capable as its weakest component.
One crucial maintenance aspect is ensuring that your semi or heavy-duty truck’s frame is properly diagnosed and repaired when needed.
The frame is essential to the overall safety and performance of your vehicle. If the frame is damaged, it can compromise the structural integrity of your truck and potentially lead to serious accidents.
That’s why it’s vital to have a professional mechanic analyze your truck’s frame and determine the proper course of action.
Using high-quality parts during the repair process is also important to ensure the longevity of your vehicle.
So, please don’t neglect your frame and prioritize its maintenance to keep yourself and others safe on the road.
Frame Replacement On Heavy-Duty Trucks
Replacing a frame on a Semi or heavy-duty truck is complex. Still, it’s necessary to ensure the safety of the driver and cargo.
The process usually involves several steps, with the truck being lifted to gain access to the frame.
Next, all connections between the old frame and the truck must be severed.
A new frame is installed, and the necessary parts, such as suspension, brakes, and axle, are reattached.
Anti-lock brakes, airbags, wiring harnesses, and steering links require attention to detail to ensure proper restoration.
In addition to potential issues with these parts, poor alignment can result in significant problems.
If the frame is not mounted correctly, the truck could experience maneuverability issues, difficulty steering, or could pull in one direction.
Therefore, it’s essential to have a professional mechanic practice diligence in replacing a frame to maintain the truck’s performance and prevent accidents.
Symptoms That Your Frame Needs Service
As a heavy-duty diesel truck owner, taking a closer look at the frame is a good idea if you are constantly running into issues.
Some of the common symptoms that indicate that there could be an issue with your frame include unusual creaking noises, excessive vibration or shaking of the truck’s cabin, and changes in the direction or steering of the vehicle.
Suppose you don’t take the necessary steps to repair or replace the frame when these signs appear. In that case, you run the risk of facing serious consequences.
A faulty frame can lead to steering problems and decreased handling, and it can also be a serious safety hazard for both yourself and other drivers on the road.
So, don’t take any chances when it comes to the structural integrity of your semi or heavy-duty diesel truck’s frame, and be sure to take action as soon as any issues arise to keep yourself safe.
What Our Customers Are Saying About Us
I had a roadside breakdown on I-70 due to a coolant fitting failure. They were easy to work with and the tech had made this same repair previously on other trucks. The fitting is one that connects the engine head to heater core. They had to stop by a Paccar dealership (in Dayton?) to get the part and then make the roadside repair. They gave me a price estimate before heading my way and the final bill was somewhat less since I didn’t need as much coolant as estimated. Easy to work with, I would recommend them and use them again myself – if needed. My only complaint was that they didn’t open until 8a. I would’ve given 5 stars if they could have rolled at 6a. The parts dept at Paccar opened at 7a so it wasn’t a huge impact on the schedule.
I had a bad miss on my Volvo VN with a Volvo D13 engine in it. They had the software to diagnose the problem and were able to replace the bad injector. I was back on the road the same day. Last time I had this problem I took it to a Volvo dealer, and they took a week before e they would even look at it.
My family and I have been traveling for the past 3 weeks in the RV. We have had terrible luck up until this point with our RV. Needless to say, many tows and service repair work. This business has gone above and beyond. They were completely understand, sympathetic, and willing to help until they figured out what the problem was! We had our dogs, kids, cat, and extended family there with us all day. There were no problems with that. We felt comfortable and at ease here! I would highly recommend this shop to anyone. The quality, communication, and price was just what we needed! Thank you to all who helped!
Needed tire repair on Semi, awesome folks, on the ball and ready to take care of your truck. Waited at loves over 2 hrs and gave up, found these guys just down the road. Thanks so much for getting us going so quickly.
Carole “Carla” Long
Great guys techs are very knowledgeable they got the job done went over beyond picked me up brought me gloves and a hat I was cold made me laugh when I was sad thank you guys especially Cody n Ken you guys rock and thanks Justin!
The Radiator to my Freightliner blew on the side of the road they towed my vehicle and fixed my radiator the same day. I was able to make my load for the next day. Everything was efficient and fast. Their customer service is awesome. They even have a loaner car for you! It made the wait that much easier as I drive with my daughter!
Fantastic guys! Had a check engine light. Ended up being a tcm issue. Thought It be a few days at least. 1 day turn around. Justin and Mark are excellent at what they Do. Kept me informed and explained the entire process from start to finish. Definitely go to these guys for anything diesel. They will take excellent care of you!
Wayne Truck & Trailer came to my rescue when it came to an unusual situation with a tire on my Truck. After sitting at a Loves in Dayton for 4 hours waiting for my turn to have this tire fixed, only to find out they didn’t have the size I needed. After looking around, Wayne Truck & Trailer came through!! Cody really took care of our situation, and the company was well pleased.
Thank You, Cody and Wayne Truck & Trailer, for everything. Please keep up the great work.
Our motorhome broke down in Greenville, OH and their techs spent a few hours fixing it. They were pleasant to deal with and got us back on the road as quickly as they could.
“My company travels all over the US with trucks and enclosed trailers. We had two equalizer straps tear off of the bolt/leaf spring on one side. Google suggested Wayne Track and Trailer nearby. Great choice! Norm was excellent at the front desk and the guys in the shop were very helpful and knowledgeable. They were able to get us repaired and back on the road in a just a couple of hours. Highly recommended!”
MARK K. CUSTOMER
We Have Two Convenient Locations Servicing West Central Ohio
Interstate 75, Exit 90 Between Dayton & Lima
Interstate 70, Exit 24 Between Richmond & Dayton
FAQs About Frame Repair
Why might a commercial vehicle's frame need repair?
Commercial vehicles endure heavy use and can be subjected to various stresses, such as carrying heavy loads or encountering rough terrain. Over time, this can lead to frame damage or structural issues that require repair.
What are common signs of frame damage in commercial vehicles?
Signs of frame damage may include visible cracks, bends, or rust on the frame, uneven or unstable suspension, misalignment of the cab or cargo area, abnormal tire wear, or difficulty steering. If you notice any of these signs, it’s crucial to have the frame inspected and repaired promptly.
Can frame repairs be done on-site, or does the vehicle need to be taken to a repair shop?
The extent of the frame damage will determine whether repairs can be done on-site or if the vehicle needs to be taken to a repair shop. Minor repairs may be possible on-site, while more extensive damage may require specialized equipment and facilities available at repair shops.
How long does frame repair take for commercial vehicles?
The duration of frame repair depends on the severity of the damage and the availability of the parts. Minor repairs may be completed within a few days, while major repairs or frame replacements can take longer, potentially several weeks or more.
Are there specific regulations or standards for frame repairs on commercial vehicles?
Yes, there are industry standards and regulations that govern frame repairs on commercial vehicles to ensure safety and compliance. Repair shops specializing in commercial vehicle frame repair should follow these guidelines to maintain the integrity of the vehicle.
How much do frame repairs for commercial vehicles typically cost?
The cost of frame repairs can vary widely depending on factors such as damage extent, vehicle type, and necessary repairs. It’s best to consult a reputable repair shop that can provide an accurate estimate based on your situation.
Can frame repairs extend the lifespan of a commercial vehicle?
Yes, properly repairing and reinforcing the frame can help extend the lifespan of a commercial vehicle. By addressing frame damage promptly, you can prevent further deterioration and ensure the vehicle’s structural integrity.