Your heavy-duty truck’s driveline is an essential component in the control and moderation of the function of your vehicle. The driveline connects the transmission to the axles and propels your vehicle forwards and backwards, pretty essential we’d say. At The Diesel Shop, we can handle all of your driveline maintenance and repairs requirements and get you back on the road, moving in the right direction. We have expert technicians and advanced technology and equipment to administer high-quality repair services to all of our valued customers. We understand that time is money, and we make it our mission to get you on your way as soon as possible.
Your driveline is composed of many crucial components, one of which is the differential. When you drive around a corner, your outside wheels have to travel farther than the inside wheels. Sure, it may seem like a small amount of distance but that little bit adds up to a lot — and it can do damage to your vehicle if the difference isn't compensated for. Your differential compensates for this difference in the distance through a set of gears that transfer the torque mechanically. The main point of this is to keep the load on the engine and transmission steady no matter how sharp your vehicle turns.
How do you know if your driveline needs to be serviced?
- It’s been a while since your last service. - Even a permanently lubed driveline still needs a periodic inspection to prevent downtime or warranty issues. It is better to catch a problem or damage before it becomes worse.
- You’ve driven 30,000 - 43,000 miles without changing your differential fluid. - The differential fluid is critical to keeping this component running smoothly. If you’re hauling heavy loads, we recommend even more frequent service appointments.
- The truck has been driven hard. - Frequent popping of the clutch or spinning of the tires can wreak havoc because when they catch, it creates a shock load that can result in either a fractured U-joint or driveline tube being twisted. This type of damage is visible and obvious to the repair technicians.
- There’s been an accident. - Even minor impacts such as backing up into a loading dock or hitting a parking pole can damage the driveline. This type of collision creates extensive shock and unexpected pressure on the driveline that can be catastrophic.
Your driveline specialists
As a full-service heavy-duty repair shop, The Diesel Shop offers extensive driveline services. We have experienced and certified mechanics who work with the most up-to-date machinery and equipment to perform planned maintenance or unexpected repairs. When you come to us, expect our team to discuss which services your truck needs to keep you involved in the maintenance of your vehicle.
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