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TLC Auto & Truck Repair Service Center

230 NY-109, Farmingdale, NY 11735

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Kingpin Repair and Replacement

Serving Long Island since 1991. Give us a call, we are happy to assist you.

Kingpin Repair and Replacement

Serving Long Island since 1991. Give us a call we are happy to assist you.

Repair Kingpin

Kingpin Repair and Kingpin Replacement For Your Truck

With Almost 30 Years of Experience, You Can Trust TLC!

Is the kingpin in your truck broken or damaged? Are you unsure of what the problem is, but you notice that your steering system is acting weird? It may be time for a kingpin repair or a kingpin replacement. At TLC, our expert technicians will quickly and accurately diagnose the issue you’re experiencing.


Read below for more information on kingpins, and when it’s time to have yours inspected.

TLCs Reputation

TLC Auto & Truck has been around since 1991, so we’ve had thirty years to build our reputation. Our customers love us because we’re experienced, quality oriented, honest, and reliable. You will too.

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If you’re looking for kingpin repair, you’ve come to the right place.

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trucks & heavier vehicles

When talking in terms of a motor vehicle, a kingpin is the part that is the main pivot point in the steering mechanics. Though physical kingpins aren’t in many motor vehicles anymore, they are still used in mechanics of some trucks and heavier vehicles, because they are able to carry so much weight.

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physical vs. virtual kingpins

Though many current-era automobile front suspension uses a physical kingpin, the axis made up of steering knuckle pivot points acts as the “virtual” kingpin. This is the spot upon which the wheel turns.

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Kingpin components

The material kingpins are made out of depends on the make and model of the vehicle. Examples of the specific material that kingpins may be made out of include alloy steels like:

What Our Customers Are Saying

Nick Mak
Nick Mak
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I travel alot for work and always come here for the trucks maintance ( with over 300k miles it needs alot) I even bring my personal pick up ( even though dealer offers cheaper oil changes) not only do they do what they are suppose to but they go above by checking on the rest of the vehicle. A+ service. I never rate 5 stars but they well deserve it. Good job guys
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What can I say.. these guys are the best in the diesel truck repair business that I've found. I own several Ram Diesel Tow Trucks and they have kept us running without fail and for a very fair price. Thanks guys, you'll always be my 'go-to' for my trucks!
Maria Harding
Maria Harding
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Awesome place got my horse trailer inspected and the men there helped me out so much with information definitely will send all my people there for service
Elsbeth P
Elsbeth P
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I was travelling and had a problem with the generator on my RV. Matt and the service techs at TLC got me in the day after I called and got it repaired in two hours, at a very fair cost. I stumbled into TLC after RV service outfits told me it would be a week to ten weeks before they could even look at my problem. I can't say enough about how well they took care of me.
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Have been coming here for a few years now. Have never had a bad experience. Tried setting things up via facebook messenger this last time and everything went great. Was super easy. Really excellent service and great work.


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fleet repair maintenance


We are well-equipped for fleet repair and maintenance. We currently work with fleet management companies: Element, ARI, LeasePlan, Ge Capital.

Free pick up and drop off


No second vehicle? No worries. we’ve got your back, we’ll pick you up and drop you off for free!

30 years of experience


We’ve been reliably repairing cars, trucks, trailers, and RV’s for almost 30 years.

we repair everything


There are no gimmicks here. We tell you what needs to be fixed and get the job done.

genuine service


Authenticity is our brand. Bringing you complete and genuine service with a smile.

guaranteed repairs


Guaranteed (most) repairs for 24 months or 24K miles, giving you peace of mind.

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Kingpin Repair and replacement

When Do You Need A Kingpin Repair or Kingpin Replacement?

Possible signs that your kingpin may need repair include:

If you are having any of these issues (or any other issues with your truck for that matter), it is imperative that you have a professional look at it and determine a diagnosis.


offering quality inspections and repairs

A kingpin replacement generally takes 6-8 hours. When one of our skilled technicians performs a repair, they will also examine the knuckle eyes for wear. We know that a simple kingpin replacement set overlooks the worn knuckle eyes that give the it just enough play to erode holes faster than normal. One of our trained specialists can in-line bore and sleeve knuckle holes for a precise fit and give your kingpin set a full life. This will save you time, money, and frustration, and who doesn’t want that?

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all makes and models

We accept all makes and models when it comes to kingpin truck repair or kingpin truck replacement. If you have any doubts about whether we can service your specific make and model, just give us a call.


Too often, we see poorly “rebuilt” kingpins that only provide a temporary quick fix kingpin truck repair. At TLC, we believe in upholding the highest standards of integrity and quality workmanship, which is reflected in our customer’s reviews.

walk-ins and online scheduling

Checking the condition of your kingpins regularly is important to the safety of your rig. If it is worn out, the stability of your entire vehicle is compromised. If it is so worn out that repair is not an option, keep in mind that we do whole kingpin replacements as well, where we fit an entirely new piece. Don’t compromise on safety for yourself or others on the road. Drop by our shop in Farmingdale or schedule an online appointment today!

Kingpin REPAIR Service

Are worn kingpins dangerous? The short answer is, yes. Without proper lubrication, kingpin bushings can cause contact points to wear at the steering knuckle. When a kingpin is not in working condition, it can be very dangerous to drive your vehicle. Further damage may be incurred to your vehicle without a proper diagnosis/repair.


How long do kingpins generally last? In general, kingpins have a lifespan of about 750,000 miles. With good maintenance, it’s unlikely that you’ll ever need a kingpin replacement more than once in your truck’s lifetime.

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when to contact us

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Finding someone to trust your vehicle with when it comes to inspections and repairs is a big deal. We understand that a low-quality fix is more than just bad workmanship, it can be the difference between getting into an accident, and driving safely. We don’t take that lightly.


Our goal is to ensure the highest quality repairs and the highest possible satisfaction of our customers. 


Don’t compromise on safety for yourself or others on the road. Drop by our shop, schedule an online appointment today or give us a call


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As a family-owned business, we strive to bring our family values to yours, so you can count on us to get the job done right the first time.
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We fix everything, including but not limited to:

Contact us at any time to learn more about what makes TLC a special shop.

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