Diesel vehicles are known for their durability and longevity, but even the toughest vehicles require regular maintenance and repairs. One crucial component of a diesel vehicle that often needs attention is the driveline. The driveline, also known as the drivetrain, is the system that transmits power from the engine to the wheels. It includes components such as the transmission, differential, and drive shafts.
At Southern Commercial Diesel, we understand the importance of a properly functioning driveline for the overall performance and safety of your diesel vehicle. That's why we offer a full range of driveline repair and maintenance services for our customers.
Our team of experienced mechanics is trained to diagnose and repair any issue related to the driveline of your diesel vehicle. We use the latest tools and technology to ensure that your vehicle is running at its best.
There are several common driveline repairs that we see at Southern Commercial Diesel. One of the most frequent is a worn or damaged universal joint (U-joint). U-joints are flexible couplings that connect the drive shaft to the transmission, allowing for movement as the suspension of the vehicle compresses and expands. Over time, the U-joints can wear out, causing vibration and noise while driving. This can also put added stress on other driveline components, which can lead to further damage if left unrepaired.
Another common driveline repair is replacing a worn or damaged differential. The differential is a gear system located at the end of the drive shaft that allows the wheels to rotate at different speeds, which is important when turning. A damaged differential can cause a variety of issues, including clunking noises, vibration, and even loss of control while driving.
In order to avoid costly repairs and ensure the longevity of your diesel vehicle's driveline, regular maintenance is crucial. At Southern Commercial Diesel, we recommend having your vehicle's driveline inspected every 30,000 miles or so, or as recommended by the manufacturer.
During a driveline inspection, we check for any signs of wear or damage to the U-joints, driveshaft, and differential. We also check for any leaks, which can indicate a problem with one of the seals. In addition, we check the alignment of the drive shaft and ensure that the differential fluid is at the correct level and in good condition.
The team at Southern Commercial Diesel, located in Crestview, Florida, has the knowledge, skills, and experience to diagnose and repair any issue related to the driveline of your diesel vehicle. Whether it's a simple inspection or a complex repair, we are dedicated to getting you back on the road safely and efficiently.