Drivetrain Auto Repair Specialists in Raleigh, NC
The drivetrain of your vehicle acts as the link between your transmission and your car’s axles. It allows your car to propel itself forward, which in turn ensures that your car can efficiently drive on the road.
At Weatherspoon Automotive, Inc., we specialize in providing the auto repair & maintenance services these intricate & delicate parts require. Our technicians can handle every job involving your driveline, from repairing the clutch mechanisms to CV axle repairs.
Signs of Drivetrain Problems
Drivetrains contain numerous parts, such as all driveshafts, axles, joints, differentials and wheels. And the drivetrain system often makes up one of the more complex systems in an automobile. This means that numerous points of failure exist, which in turn means that looking for symptoms of driveline problems can be difficult. Therefore, drivetrain auto repair services require the skills & expertise of well seasoned & experienced mechanics. Such as those at Weatherspoon Automotive.
Listen, Your Drivetrain May Be Trying To Tell You Something….
One of the most telltale signs of drivetrain failure, for example, is the presence of a low-pitch rumbling. Typically this noise can be heard when driving about 25 miles per hour. This sign is often indicative that the carrier bearings that support the drivetrain gears are worn.
As with most truck-related problems, these noises will grow in volume as the problem becomes worse.
Drivetrain problems will often exhibit symptoms other unique symptoms as well. Things like loose steering, a wandering drive, irregular improper tire wear, excessive bouncing, vibrations, fluid leaks, and also shifting problems.
Though the specifics of these issues tend to differ depending upon the engineering of your make and model.
Always follow your make and model factory recommended maintenance schedule. For instance, having your differential fluid drained and filled with new fluid and also ensuring your transmission fluid remains at the correct level and has the correct type of fluid in it.
Fixing Drivetrain Issues Before They Become Costly
If you suspect that your drivetrain is on the brink of failure, or it just isn’t performing like it should be, then it’s best to seek the help of a dependable car repair technician. Seeking drivetrain auto repairs while the problem is still manageable will ensure that the cost of repairs stays minimized while the remainder of your vehicle stays intact.
Referring to the earlier example case of carrier bearings, it is relatively easy to replace these bearings while they are simply worn. However, when complete failure occurs because of not repairing the carrier bearings, then there is a drastic change in the cost of the repair.
It is important to note, if a vehicle does have bad carrier bearings, repair should take place asap. This is because worn carrier bearings add additional strain to most all other drivetrain components. Such as the front or rear differential, transmission, even the driveshaft. These additional mechanical components are typically always costly as well. Ignoring bad carrier bearings could end up being a lot more expensive if other components fail as well. The clutch, linkage cables, and countless other components may need to be replaced as the result of the other component failures. The list goes on and on.
In a worst-case scenario, faulty parts &/or improper lubrication could actually explode due to the pressure put upon the parts during normal function. This could cause a serious automotive accidents that results in your vehicle being totaled, injuries and damage to the property of others.
Don’t Drive with a Faulty Driveline
If you suspect that your vehicle is having drivetrain issues or another problem, then visit us at Weatherspoon Automotive. We can replace parts like the clutch and bearings, driveshafts, differentials, transmission and U joints. Getting our customers safely back on the road is our #1 priority. We know vehicle drivetrain repair in Raleigh, North Carolina.
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