If you’ve ever heard that your driveline needs repair or your transmission needs service, those are two similar things. The driveline consists of the driveshaft, axles, differentials, joints, and wheels. All of these are part of a system that converts the energy of your engine into motion. Because the transmission is essentially the gearing of your car, which puts torque on your wheels to make them spin, it is very much part of this system. There are many components to this system, and because of that, one issue may exist in any of the parts but always show the same symptom. This is why professionals handle transmission service, but if you have been told this before and were not sure if it was vital, here are some reasons why it’s so important and what can go wrong. Buddy’s Automotive has you covered.
Without access to your wheels, you won’t be going anywhere, so spotting problems is necessary to prevent them from becoming worse. Some of these signs include banging or grinding noises from below the driver’s seat or behind the dashboard. The car may feel unresponsive or have low power. Also, your gas mileage may become much less efficient due to more fuel required to get the same amount of turn on your wheels. When any of these signs occur, you’ll want to potentially get transmission service. Most of the car’s components are not designed to last the entirety of the engine’s life, so sometimes, it is just time to get a replacement. A transmission will get replaced once or twice in your vehicle’s life, or maybe once every 100,000 to 200,000 miles.
You may be wondering if this is a critical component to get fixed. While it is true that a transmission service should not happen often and you should be reluctant to do so if there are no problems, if the signs are there, you really should get transmission service. A damaged transmission or driveline can cause you to lose control of your vehicle, which can be very dangerous. It is a major component necessary to your vehicle’s motion, and the longer you wait to get repairs when it is necessary will potentially cause damage to other parts of the driveline, which can cost more.
If you see the signs that your driveline needs repair, come to Buddy’s Automotive in Independence, MO, where we can provide you with transmission service, among other repairs for your vehicle. Call us at 816-252-0425 to schedule an appointment.