Your drivetrain keeps your car moving, and there’s a lot to cover there. Luckily for you, the expert mechanics at Spring Masters Auto in Stickney, IL know every inch of your car’s drivetrain.
What Do You Need to Know About Engine & Transmission Repair?
The engine and the transmission might be the two biggest issues you worry about when it comes to your car. That’s understandable, especially since these are two expensive repairs.
Your car’s engine is designed to let you know if there’s trouble with a sophisticated set of warning lights. But if you’re ignoring maintenance or you’re ignoring those lights, that could spell big trouble. It’s imperative that you get your car inspected by a certified mechanic as soon as possible if you think something might be wrong. The sooner you get into Spring Masters Auto in Stickney, IL the smaller your repair is likely to be.
As far as your transmission goes, they don’t ask for much. Transmissions need fluids to be flushed and filled periodically and that’s usually it. Performing this maintenance can protect your transmission from even the worst issues with shifting gears.
What Do Your CV and Drive Axle Do?
The drive axle is actually an axle system that connects the engine to the drive wheels. The CV joint connects in between the two halves of the drive axle, allowing each wheel to move independently.
If you’ve got problems with your CV and your drive axle, you’re going to end up sidelined for a bit. You can usually tell that there are issues with your CV joint because steering becomes more difficult, especially around corners, and you might hear popping or growling sounds from the CV joint when you turn. This is a problem that can quickly get worse, so make sure you bring your car to Spring Masters Auto.
Belts and Hoses 101
Belts and hoses are so easy to forget about, but without them, your car is not going anywhere. There are accessory drive belts, which connect accessories to power in order to help them run. These types of belts include the alternator belt, the water pump belt, power steering belts, and belts for the air conditioner and the radiator.
Hoses move fluid where it needs to go. These include the radiator and heater hoses, power steering hoses, and fuel lines. You’ve also got brake lines taking brake fluid to all four sets of brakes.
Brakes and hoses are exposed to environmental stress from heat and cold, but there’s also the heat from your car’s engine. All of this can break down and wear out these belts and hoses over time, so they need to be inspected and replaced regularly.
Spring Masters Auto can help you with all of the aspects of your drivetrain maintenance. Give us a call and set up an appointment.