DRIVE LINE

DRIVE LINE

The drive line often is an important system of your car or truck. We offer service to keep this system on your car working well.
The drive line often is an important system of your car or truck. We offer service to keep this system on your car working well.

You don't hear the term drive line often, but this is an important system of your car or truck. The drive line contains the components and parts that convert engine rotation to power at the wheels. We offer service to keep this system on your car working well.

Drive Line Components

Drive line components are the axles, shafts, flexible joints, gear boxes, and related parts. The exact set up differs on different makes and models of cars and trucks. In all cases, unless serviced, these components will eventually break.

There are solid axles and independent axles. Solid axles are generally used on rear wheel drive and independent axles on vehicles with front wheel drive. 

The gear boxes contain lubricant. Because the gears are exposed to high heat, the lubricant becomes less effective over time and gears, bearings, and other components can become worn or damaged. 

Drive Line Service

Exactly what components need service and at what mileage depends on your specific car or truck. These services normally become due within 30-60,000 miles. At Dulles South Chantilly Automotive, we always use the manufacturer guidelines.  

As part of your drive line service, we will:

  • Check and inspect the constant velocity (CV) and universal joints for loss of lubricant or excessive movement
  • Check for noises or vibration during acceleration
  • Lubricate components
  • Exchange fluids
  • Repair drive shaft as needed

We offer BG Drive Line Service. This service is backed by the Lifetime BG Protection Plan® if the initial service is performed within 75,000 miles. To maintain coverage, you will need to get service every 30,000 miles.

We will help you make sure you get service at the right intervals to keep your car running smoothly. Using our computerized system, we track the guidelines and make recommendations to you for proper maintenance. We track your car maintenance needs so you don't have to!