The driveline is an essential element of your heavy-duty truck, It contributes to the control and moderation of the operation of your vehicle. The driveline is what connects the transmission to the axles and propels your vehicle forwards and backwards. It’s kind of a big deal. At Absolute Repair, 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 honest, 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.
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. One of the key components of your driveline is the differential. It’s the differential that allows your vehicle to compensate for this difference in distance in corners between your inside and outside wheels. This is done through a set of gears that mechanically transfer the torque of your truck. The main point of this is to keep the load on the engine and transmission steady no matter how sharp your corner is.
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.
When our team services your driveline, we also address your differential by draining the fluid and replacing it with fresh, new fluid with a universal viscosity. Getting a differential inspection is useful because it will reveal if there are other problems such as cracked housing or damaged gears, which we would also be happy to fix separately for you.