Have you ever wondered what spins your wheels around really fast as you take off down the freeway? Your driveshaft, a thick steel bar that connects your transmission to a differential, is a very necessary part of your entire drivetrain system that moves to the same RPMs as the transmission or transfer case will allow. Without your driveshaft, your car is immobilized until you can replace it and properly connect it to other needed parts. Each vehicle will have different drive shafts necessary depending on the needs of your car or truck, and all vehicles will eventually need drive shaft repairs at some point in its lifespan.
Common Drive Shaft Problems
There could be times when your drive shaft experiences issues that merit an immediate driveshaft repair. However, to ease your mind, you can check for symptom that may merit a repair drive shaft mechanisms need from time to time. Look for:
- Shuddering of your vehicle when you accelerate
- A ‘clunk’ (like dropping metal on metal) when you shift gears
- Vibrations or feelings of roughness when at any speed
- A knocking or clicking noise
When you begin to experience any of these issues, taking your vehicle in for driveshaft repair should be on your immediate to-do list.
Finding Drive Shaft Repairs
There is no need for panic, vehicle owners: ASE certified pros can service, repair and rebuild drive shafts as they have for over 24 years and counting. If your driveshaft begins to hit the frame tunnel, you could end up damaging more than just your drive shaft.
Drive shaft repairs are made extremely easy with the right tools, enough time and the most professional full-service driveshaft repair worker around. They could carefully diagnose your current transmission and look for these things before we repair drive shaft mechanisms for our customers:
- Worn universal joints (U-joints)
- Bent, out of balance or dented drive shafts
- Check for proper lubrication of all areas of drive shaft
- Check all nuts, bolts and fittings to ensure drive shaft is correctly secured
Never settle for anything less than an experienced, certified and full service transmission shop that takes care of every facet of your investment, including providing driveshaft repairs for your vehicle. Before a potentially bad mechanical problem gets worse, we suggest bringing your vehicle down to any place in North America you trust when any of the above driveshaft symptoms persist and you need to repair drive shaft parts immediately.
Remember, You Need These for Tire Accuracy
Literally speaking, so much is riding on your tires. This speaks volumes for the importance of having your drive shaft looked at frequent as, without an accurate centrifugal force behind your tires’ axles, you probably won’t have tires that last too long – or wheels that spin, period.
Only hire ASE certified professionals that have the capacity, knowhow and time to handle your drive shaft needs. Moreover, always have your tires inspected by professionals, too, because you never know when belting could become unexpectedly exposed.