The drivetrain of your car consists of the wheels, the axels, the driveshaft, and the transmission. The engine and the drivetrain work together to move the wheels of your car. With the transmission being its integral part, the drivetrain is one of the essential components of your car. However, the transmission and drivetrain are two different concepts. The transmission works like the chain of a cycle. It turns the engine in time with the wheels.

The drivetrain supplies power from the engine to the drive wheels through the transmission to control the amount of torque. A drivetrain has the following components:

  • The U-Joints
  • The Axle Shafts
  • The Differentials
  • CV Joints
  • A Driveshaft

The drivetrain might stop functioning properly if any of the components fails. Here at my Family Car Care, our mechanics diagnose every component to repair the drivetrain of your car.

Our Drivetrain services include the following:

  • CV Shafts & Boots
  • Drive Shaft & U-Joints
  • Transfer Case
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FAQs for Drivetrain services

Family Car Care is pleased to offer answers to some of the frequently asked questions about the drivetrain services offered at our business in Parkville.

What is rear-wheel drive shaft? Can Family Care Repair out the rear-wheel drive shaft of my car?

This shaft transfers power from the transmission to power the rear wheels through the rear differential. All vehicles with all-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, and four-wheel drive use rear driveshafts. You can find this shaft underneath the body of your car, running front to back in the middle. A longer drive shaft experiencing more torque is composed of two pieces. Following signs indicate that there is something wrong with driveshaft:

  • Vibrations from under the vehicle
  • Difficulty in turning
  • Loud clunking noise
  • Car shudders upon acceleration
  • Squeaking noise
  • Clicking or knocking noise

These problems occur when the driveshaft is bent too badly or it needs replacement. Our professionally-trained and experienced mechanics can straighten out a bent driveshaft, balance out or replace the shaft, U-joints, and other parts.

Can the driveshaft make the vehicle vibrate?

Vibration is one of the symptoms indicating that there is some problem with the drive shaft. The drive shaft vibrates excessively when the drive shaft U-joint or bushings wear out. A bent or damaged drive shaft also results in vibrations. If you are driving a rear-wheel vehicle, the drive shaft is two and a half to four times faster than the wheels. The size and speed of the rear-wheel drive shaft significantly increase the vibration. Tiny dents and missing balance weights can also cause the vehicle to vibrate. Visit Family Car Care for thorough drive shaft inspection if you experience vibration while accelerating or decelerating.