DRIVETRAIN REPAIR SERVICES
Keep your vehicle moving forward with drivetrain repair and replacement services near you.
WHAT IS DRIVETRAIN REPAIR?
The drivetrain is an essential system for your vehicle’s movement. When you switch on the ignition, the car drivetrain is responsible for delivering power from your engine to the wheels. This large and complex system can run the length of your vehicle and includes parts like the transmission and driveshaft for power and CV joints, U-joints, differentials, and axle shafts that smooth out movement.
A well-maintained drivetrain improves your car’s fuel efficiency, performance, and handling. But when a part is out of sync, your ride can get rough. At Tires Plus we service all the drivetrain components for your vehicle. Visit your local Tires Plus today, and save on services with our latest offers and coupons, for all your drivetrain repair, replacement, or inspection needs.
DRIVETRAIN REPAIR SERVICES AT TIRES PLUS
MANUFACTURER SUGGESTED MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
- General check-up on your vehicle’s overall drivetrain health
- Track and take care of manufacturer recommended services for your drivetrain
DRIVETRAIN FRONT AND REAR DIFFERENTIAL FLUID SERVICE
- Inspection of differential gear oil levels and gear oil appearance
- Differential service for rear-wheel, front-wheel, and four-wheel drive vehicles
- Service guided by your vehicle manufacturer’s recommended service interval
- We can also service your four-wheel drive vehicles transfer case
DRIVETRAIN REPAIR AND REPLACEMENT
- Perform diagnostics to identify drivetrain problems
- Services for critical components like constant velocity (CV) joints synchronizing axle and wheel movement
- Driveshaft repair and replacement services to address drivetrain-related vibrations
- Recommendations on repair and replacement of drivetrain parts
3 SIGNS YOUR CAR’S DRIVETRAIN NEEDS ATTENTION
Over time, your vehicle’s drivetrain can experience wear and tear and may eventually need servicing. You can avoid costly repairs by paying attention to signs of trouble early. Here are three common signs of drivetrain trouble to watch out for:
1. DIFFICULTY SHIFTING GEARS
You notice resistance when shifting gears or gears slipping when accelerating
Tip: Difficulty shifting gears can be caused by a worn clutch, faulty automatic transmission or even low transmission fluid levels.
2. ODD NOISES WHEN SHIFTING GEAR
You hear grinding, clunking or clicking noises whenever the vehicle shifts
If you hear this while turning, you may need CV-joint replacement or repair
If you hear this while shifting, it could indicate driveshaft u-joint damage
3. VIBRATION OR SHAKING
You feel your car vibrate while driving, especially at high speeds
Tip: This could be caused by a bent or imbalanced driveshaft, worn-out or damaged driveshaft bushings or CV joints
WHAT IS THE DRIVETRAIN AND HOW DOES A DRIVETRAIN WORK?
A car’s drivetrain is like a bridge connecting several parts of a vehicle to its engine power. The transmission, CV-joints, U-joints, axle shafts, and other drivetrain components work together to help turn the wheels and get your vehicle on the move.
HOW OFTEN DOES MY DRIVETRAIN NEED MAINTENANCE?
The most common maintenance you will need performed on your vehicle’s drivetrain is a differential fluid exchange or transmission fluid exchange. Your vehicle’s specific manufacturer’s suggested maintenance schedule, found in your owner’s manual, will provide timing for drivetrain maintenance. Plus, you can always come to Tires Plus for an inspection by our expert technicians.
HOW MUCH DOES DRIVETRAIN REPAIR COST?
The cost of drivetrain repair will vary depending on the size of your problem. Maintenance services, like a differential fluid change, may often be overlooked but are still important. But more major repairs to transmission, axle shafts, CV-joints, or U-joints will cost you more than preventative maintenance services. When you bring your vehicle into Tires Plus, our technicians can give you an estimate for drivetrain maintenance and repair on your vehicle