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Maintain your car or truck's power with drivetrain services from Firestone Complete Auto Care.
In more than 1,800 stores across America, our tire and auto service professionals provide top-notch car drivetrain repairs and services. The drivetrain, which is responsible for transferring from a car's engine to it's wheels, is one of your vehicle's most complex mechanisms. The drivetrain spans the length of your vehicle, from the engine transmission and to theaxles. Regularly scheduled oil changes are the key ingredient to a healthy engine. With scheduled oil changes, your engine will run newer, stronger and longer.
Firestone Complete Auto Care services include all drivetrain components on all cars, light trucks and SUVs. Common maintenance services related to the drivetrain include changing the differential fluid, clutch repair, driveshaft replacement, and replacing CV axles.
If you're experiencing problems with any component of your drivetrain, don't hesitate to stop by or call your neighborhood Firestone Complete Auto Care store.Schedule An Appointment
The drivetrain runs the length of your vehicle and consists of the transmission, driveshaft, differentials, axle shafts, U-joints, CV-joints, and wheels. Your drivetrain works with the engine to transfer power and move the wheels and is an essential part of your vehicle. Drivetrains require routine maintenance to stay in reliable condition. Keep your drivetrain healthy with drivetrain repair services from your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.
Your car won’t engage while in gear.
If your vehicle has a delayed response when being put in drive or reverse or if it doesn’t engage at all when in drive or reverse, you could be experiencing transmission issues. This can indicate a problem with the gear selector linkage, a mechanical issue with the transmission if it wont go into gear, or possibly the transmission fluid.
You feel vibrations or shaking while in gear.
Many things can cause vibration in your vehicle, but vibrations along with other drivetrain problem symptoms could mean a bad or failing differential, a failing C/V Axle, or worn out U-joints.
It feels like the gears are slipping.
If your vehicle is slipping in and out of gear while you’re driving, it could be an indication that your transmission is slipping and there’s a greater malfunction in your drivetrain system.
You hear irregular sounds like humming, clunking, clicking, or whining.
Strange noises could indicate a bad CV-joint, driveshaft damage, or a failing transmission. If you notice clicking noises while turning, it could be that your CV-joints need replacement or repair. Bring your vehicle to your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to confirm. Driveshaft damage will typically make a loud clunking noise while shifting.
There's leaking or low transmission fluid.
If you’re seeingred fluids on the pavement after you park, it could be an indication that there’s a leak in your transmission that needs repair. If your transmission runs without adequate fluid, it can overheat and fail.
You smell a burning smell.
If you pull the transmission dipstick and the fluid smells burnt or there's a burning smell coming from the clutch on a manual transmission, your transmission may be overheating. It could be that your transmission fluid is low or that the fluid’s lubricating abilities have diminished with age. Without immediate maintenance, this problem could lead to a transmission breakdown.
The ABS, Traction Control, BRAKE or check engine light is on.
Your drivetrain is loaded with sensors that can signal a problem to your indicator lights —sometimes well before you notice an issue in your driving experience. If your indicator lights are turning on, it’s always a good idea to have your vehicle checked out at your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care.
If you’re experiencing any signs of drivetrain problems or a failing drivetrain, it’s important to get it repaired as quickly as possible. Firestone Complete Auto Care is here to help. Whether it’s checking and exchanging fluids, doing repairs, or getting routine maintenance, you can schedule an appointment for the drivetrain care you need today from your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.