Will Family Car Care repair a rear-wheel drive shaft?
Family Car Care will often repair drive shafts for our customers in the Parkville area. A drive shaft can be straightened or if bent too badly the tube can be replaced. Our technicians may also balance the drive shaft as well as replacing the U-joints.
Will a driveshaft vibrate my vehicle?
The driveshaft on front-wheel vehicles rotates at the speed of the wheels. A bent or damaged driveshaft can result in vehicle vibration. Driveshaft’s on rear-wheel vehicles the driveshaft will rotate two and a half to four times the speed of the wheels. Due to the relatively large size of the rear-wheel drive shafts and high speed, vibration is significantly increased.
Family Car Care tells our customers that we service in the Parkville area that other considerations that many result in vibration can include tiny dents, worn universal-joints, and missing balance weights. When a technician at Family Car Care has a customer indicate that vibration is experienced when accelerating or decelerating, the driveshaft is inspected as the most probable cause.