With vehicle’s many parts, it’s hard to remember all of them, or even a majority, and maybe you haven’t even heard of some. Today we’re going to be talking about your vehicle’s driveline. The driveline is made up of several parts that are separate from the engine and transmission. The parts that make up your automobile’s driveline consist of the driveshaft, axles, wheels, differentials, and joints – these parts are more commonly known as the drivetrain. All of these systems or parts work together in your vehicle to allow you to steer the vehicle. What does the driveline actually do, or how does it actually work? Well, the driveline takes power from your vehicle’s engine and transmission and transfers that energy into the wheels. These parts or systems are what actually handle all of the force your vehicle emits. That means, without the drive line, you won’t be able to go anywhere. So, you need to take good care of it. Thankfully, repairs aren’t typically needed if you take proper care of your driveline. However, if there is any type of physical or structural damage, wear and tear, rusting, or breakage to any of the parts that make up the driveline, you will need a repair or service.
All cars and vehicles in general are different, this means that the parts and services that might be needed for your vehicle’s driveline vary. More specifically, it varies by the drive of your vehicle, so whether your vehicle has front wheel drive, rear wheel drive, all wheel drive, or 4-wheel drive. So what does a service actually do, and why do I need it? Well, as time goes on, the fluid in these systems or parts will break down and become contaminated with particles, dirt, and debris. This build up of contaminants is very unhealthy for your vehicle and can lead to serious issues. To help your automobile continue to run smoothly, we will remove any old fluid and lubricant and replace it with new fluid in our service.
How do I know when I need driveline service?
As we said above, all vehicles are different, so how do you know when your vehicle specifically needs a driveline service or repair. Well, we usually recommend checking your owner’s manual to see when the manufacturer of your vehicle recommends getting your car serviced. However, if you are looking for a more general estimate, it is usually within every 30,000–60,000 miles.
However, if your vehicle is showing symptoms like vibrations or strange noises, especially at high speeds, then you should probably stop in to the shop and have your vehicle looked at. One other very common indicator that you may need your driveline serviced is if there is any type of restraint while you make tight turns.
Balancing a Driveline Shaft
Another main reason your vehicles driveline might need to be serviced or repaired is if your vehicle shudders when your foot is on the gas. If you also hear a loud, hard sounding noise when you shift your vehicle there could be an issue with your automobile’s joints. If this is the case, one of our highly experienced technicians will inspect your vehicle for any leaks, cracks, damage to individual parts, and overall wear, and determine if your vehicle needs any kind of service or repair.
If any of the symptoms or problems that we have listed above are happening to you or your vehicle, we highly recommend that you bring your vehicle into the shop and let our expert technicians take a look. Even coming in for a simple inspections can save you a lot of money on repairs, and can keep your vehicle safe working condition to continue driving.
Agape Auto Service prides ourselves on having the most qualified technicians to work on your vehicle while also using the top quality equipment and products. Agape Auto Services uses BG Products to protect you, your family, and your vehicle. If you’re experiencing any issues with your driveline or would just like a routine inspection of your vehicle to prevent any issues, give us a call today or click here to make an appointment.