Drive Train Repair Service for Your Car
The drive train part of your vehicle takes the power produced by the engine and transmission and delivers it to your wheels. These components all work together to get you where you need to go. The drive train system should be inspected for wear at every oil change. Routine maintenance of the transfer case and differential fluid is important as well.
Drivetrain Parts and Problems
Drive Shaft & U-Joints
Drive shafts are commonly found on trucks, SUVs, and other rear-wheel vehicles, and it essentially connects the transmission with the rear differential. It’s a strong but light, steel tube that ensures the power created at the front of the car makes it to the back.
A common issue with drive shafts is that they require lubrication in the U-joints, or the piece that holds the drive shaft in place. If those aren’t properly cared for, then your drive shaft can actually separate from your car.
CV Shafts & Boots
The CV shaft and boots are in all front-wheel drive cars, and their job is to connect the drive shaft to the wheels. Since these parts can be easily cracked, our drivetrain specialists recommend that your CV shafts and boots are inspected with every oil change as a part of your preventative maintenance.
A common sign of issues is hearing a clicking or clunking noise while turning on your vehicle; it could mean it’s cracked, which allows dirt into the joint and ends up requiring both the boot and the joint be replaced.
You know how the drive shaft brings power from the front of the car to the back? Well, the transfer case is part of that effort. It “transfers” power from the transmission to the front and rear axles using the drive shafts. The case is filled with lubricant fluid to ensure the gears stay cool, and it’s important to have this fluid checked and changed every 30,000 miles or so – which can be done alongside your engine oil change.
Our technicians will:
Inspect and if required repair or replace:
- CV joints and boots
- Drive shafts and universal joints
- Front / Rear differential
- Transfer case
- Gaskets and seals
- Inspect all driveline seals for leaks
- Old differential fluid is removed and replaced with new lubricating fluid
- Lubricate all components as needed