What is a drive shaft?

Your car relies on a complex network of vital components in order to drive properly. One of the most essential parts is your drive shaft. Your drive shaft connects the transmission with the rear differential, which enables your car to drive in reverse. Most four wheel drive vehicles come equipped with a drive shaft, yet not many people know what it is, what it does, or how to look for warning signs of problems with your drive shaft’s functionality. Here are some warning signs to be aware of if you suspect your car is in need of drive shaft repair. 

How can I tell if my drive shaft needs to be repaired?

Some of the signs that can let you know that there is an issue with your vehicle’s drive shaft include the following:

  • Strange Noises– If you are hearing a variety of squeaking or rattling noises, particularly when accelerating or slowing down, this could be an indicator of a drive shaft problem. These noises may also be accompanied by vibration coming from the bottom of the car.
  • Difficulty Turning- Because your drive shaft directly affects your car’s turning ability, it can be a warning sign when your car’s tires feel as though they are resisting being turned by your steering wheel. This can seriously impact your ability to park a car in a tight space, since your ability to steer is greatly compromised.
  • Wear and Tear- Even the most well-made vehicle can have its components fail due to simple wear and tear. Driving every day for years on end can wear out the parts of your vehicle, and your drive shaft is no exception. The only thing you can do is bring your car in for its scheduled maintenance visits and get the necessary repair work done when your drive shaft or any other part on your car wears out.

If you are looking for expert drive shaft repair for your car, Riverside Transmission is the place to go! We are Waltham, MA’s trusted authority on all transmission issues, and can accurately and effectively diagnose and repair any problems you may be having with your drive shaft or any other component of your drive train or transmission. Our skilled technicians are certified in all aspects of transmission and drive shaft repair and can service just about any make and model of vehicle. The highly competent technicians at Riverside Transmission specialize in drive shaft repair and use experience, knowledge and cutting edge technology to quickly and correctly repair your drive shaft and get you back on the road.

Don’t wait to experience a breakdown before you get your drive shaft issues checked out- save time and money and call Riverside Transmission today for your free estimate for drive shaft repair. Let Riverside Transmission help you keep your car running in top condition and  extend the life of your vehicle. For quality drive shaft repair in Waltham, MA, trust Riverside Transmission.

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