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What Is Driveline & Drivetrain Service?

Most people don't use the terms "driveline" and "drivetrain" often, unless they are a mechanic. However, that doesn't mean these services aren't important. If you want to keep your car or truck going, you may need driveline and drivetrain service. 


The driveline, also referred to as the drivetrain, consists of all the components involved in transferring the power between the transmission and wheels. With such an important role, you can only get so far with a damaged driveline. 


Where does it all start? First of all, the engine is the start of most things in your car, and it creates power. That power gets transferred to and altered by the transmission to deliver the right movement to your wheels. The primary component in the driveline is the driveshaft, and it is a long metal tube that connects the transmission at one end and the wheels at the other. 


Symptoms That Indicate You Need Driveline/Drivetrain Service

As with other automotive services, it's always best to refer to your owner's manual to see when your manufacturer recommends driveline service. Typically, we suggest that you get an inspection and replace the differential fluid every 30,000-60,000 miles. Over time, some driveline components may also get worn. In that case, you will need to replace its parts. Below are some of the signs that indicate you’re due for repairs:

  • Shakiness or vibrations from under the vehicle
  • Difficulty making turns
  • Unusual noises, like clunking sounds, when driving at high speeds
  • Vehicle shudders when accelerating

If you experience any of the signs above, please do not wait to bring your car to our auto repair shop. Our professional mechanics can inspect your driveline parts and recommend the necessary service to have your car in tip-top shape again. If you are looking for dependable driveline service, please give us a call or visit Rocky Mountain Car care today!