The drivetrain is responsible for transferring power from a car’s engine to its wheel. It is one of your vehicle’s most complex mechanisms, so having it serviced by one of our skilled technicians at Oxford Automotive in Westerville, Delaware and Powell, Ohio, is your best bet.
What is the drivetrain on a vehicle?
The drivetrain is not a single part of your vehicle. It is actually a group of parts that work with the engine to move the wheels and the various parts of the car to drive it into motion. These drivetrain parts usually include the transmission, differential, driveshaft, axles, CV joints and the wheels.
What is the function of the drivetrain?
The function of the drivetrain is to take the power that the engine produces to the driving wheels that use this mechanical power to rotate the axle. The following is a breakdown of how this works:
- The engine will generate power to power a flywheel
- That flywheel works with the transmission to control the quantity of power distributed to other parts of the powertrain
- The driveshaft rotates to create power to a differential
- The differential then provides power it received from all the other driveshaft parts and now your wheels are in motion.
By performing regular differential maintenance, it can help prevent wear, tear and damage, thus extending the life of your drivetrain. If there is drivetrain damage, it can be a serious problem for your vehicle. Problems with your drivetrain can get worse in a hurry. If your drivetrain fails on the road, it can put you at serious risk.
Don’t turn your back on safety. If you are experiencing problems with any component of your drivetrain, make sure to stop by one of our three Ohio locations or call us today! Let one of our certified technicians fix your problem in no time, which will save you time and money in the long run.
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