The driveline of your vehicle is a combination of several parts that are separate from the engine and transmission. It is comprised of the driveshaft, axles, wheels, differentials and joints – all parts commonly referred to as the drivetrain. These components work together to steer the vehicle. Driveline repairs can become necessary when there is physical or structural damage, wear and tear, rusting, or breakage to any component of the system.
Symptoms of a Bad Driveline
When you are unable to steer properly or you think there is a problem with the driveline, it’s imperative to schedule an inspection at your local Meineke Car Care Center as soon as possible. A technician can inspect the driveline and provide information on the necessary repairs required to return your vehicle to safe operating conditions. Most commonly this means replacing worn components but it can also entail replacing the entire system. Entire driveline replacement is more common with older vehicles.
Balancing a Driveline Shaft
You may need driveline repair if your vehicle seems to shudder when you step on the gas. You may also hear a loud, hard noise when shifting your vehicle. This indicates there may be an issue with the joints. A technician can inspect your vehicle to look for leaks, cracks in the housing, damage to individual components and overall wear to determine the proper steps for repair.
If you experience any of the vehicle symptoms above, bring your vehicle to our garage and let our expert technicians take a look. They can look for specific areas of concern and offer repair advice on any component of the driveline that requires it. Inspections and repairs like this can keep your vehicle safe on the road and working at its best.