At Cottman of Cincinnati, we specialize in driveline repair and service. Thanks to our certified team, state-of-the-art equipment, and dedication to genuine car care, we can have you back on the road in no time! Consult our technicians today with any questions you may have.
What Is a Driveline in a Car?
Some of you may be wondering what a driveline even is—we don’t blame you! The driveline often goes unnoticed in a vehicle, which means many are unaware of what it is or what it does. Essentially, the driveline is what facilitates the transfer of power from the engine and transmission to the wheels. Therefore, it consists of several different components: the transmission, driveshaft, differential, joints, and axles. If your vehicle has a clutch or transfer case, it is also part of the entity. The driveline varies slightly from vehicle to vehicle depending if you have a front-wheel, rear-wheel, all-wheel, or four-wheel-drive system. We are familiar with all driveline variations and have the necessary tools and knowledge to carry out service and repair as needed.
Come in for Driveline Repair Today
For driveline repair that you can rely on, visit our automotive repair shop in Cincinnati, Ohio, soon! Our dedication is what sets us apart, and our expertise is what puts us ahead. Our facility is located at 665 Batavia Pike. For further inquiries, reach out to the Cottman of Cincinnati team at 513-688-7522.
Different Types of Driveline Issues
With our advanced training programs and cutting-edge equipment, we are ready to help get your car back into shape with expert driveline repair. The need for repair can be a result from physical or structural damage, basic wear and tear, or breakage to a component in the system. When you bring your car in, our technicians will check for leaks, cracks, wear, and damage to individual components of the system and perform an inspection of the entire system for overall function. Common issues with the driveline include faulty U-joints or bearings, cracks in the housing, broken axles, leaks, low differential fluid levels, or electrical problems. Our technicians are diligent and thoughtful when it comes to deciphering the exact source of the problem and will lay out the next steps for proper driveline repair with you.
Signs of a Bad Driveline
Do you know what to keep an eye out for when it comes to driveline problems? For example, if your car shudders when you accelerate or if there is a hard/loud noise when shifting, the problem is most likely related to the joints. Take note of off-centered steering, slipping gears, incorrect shifting, and a whining or squeaking noise at low speeds, as there are additional signs of a driveline that needs attention. However, a lot of these symptoms can also point to something entirely separate from the driveline system, which is why it’s important to consult our team for a professional assessment. From there, we’ll be able to troubleshoot the problem and inform you of the repairs needed and the associated costs. The driveline repair could be as simple as a driveline flush or as severe as a transmission replacement.