What Is A Driveline, And Do I Need It Serviced?

May 6, 2021 | By Mister Transmission

What is a Driveline, and Do I Need it Serviced?

Have you ever heard of a “driveline” before? Wondering what it is? Does it have anything to do with a transmission? Does it need to be serviced? This article will cover what you need to know about drivelines and driveline service.

What Is A Driveline?

The engine of your vehicle generates power. Most people know this. Automobiles move by tires rotating on the ground, propelling the vehicle forward. Most people know this. The tires rotate as a result of the axle spinning. But how does the power get from the engine to the axles? Fewer people are clear on this concept. The transmission plays a key role here as does the driveline.

The driveline transfers power generated by the engine, and which is controlled by the transmission, to the axle (or axles in all-wheel-drive vehicles) and, thus, the wheels. The driveline consists of the axles, driveshaft, wheels, transfer case, and differentials. These parts manage the full force of your vehicle. Without a functioning driveline, your vehicle will just be an expensive, stationary box that houses a loud and powerful, but ultimately useless, engine.

What’s The Difference Between The Powertrain, Drivetrain, And Driveline?

One reason that the concept of the driveline confuses people is that it is similar to some other terms of components of a motor vehicle. First, there is the powertrain. The powertrain consists of every component that works to power a vehicle. That encompasses the engine, the transmission, and all the driveline components. The drivetrain includes everything the powertrain does except for the engine. The driveline includes everything the drivetrain does except the transmission.

Think of these terms as concentric circles on a paper. The power train is the largest and contains the other two, with the drivetrain being the middle one, and the driveline being in the centre. So, the driveline does not include the transmission, but it is transmission adjacent and facilitates the role of the transmission. Does that mean a transmission shop can service a driveline?

What Is Driveline Service?

Automotive repair shops that focus on transmissions might not rotate your tires for you, but the best transmission shops can service pretty much everything else related to the driveline. Sometimes transmissions have problems not because there’s something going wrong with the transmission but because a joint within the driveline is worn down or the driveshaft is askew. At Mister Transmission, we can diagnose problems with your driveline and fix them if necessary.

Mister Transmission

Mister Transmission offers driveline service and repair along with all our other transmission services. To learn more about driveline service or our other services, please contact us. We also have a comprehensive COVID-19 policy to keep everybody safe.

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