What is a Drivetrain?

Most people do not know or understand what their vehicle's drivetrain is, which is why we are going to go over the basics of it today. The word drivetrain may sound intimidating, but it's not all that complicated! Today, we will discuss drivetrains, why they are so important, signs of a problematic drivetrain, and why you should not neglect its necessary repairs.


What is a Drivetrain?

The drivetrain is a term that sums up all of the components necessary to transfer the engine's power to its wheels to enable your vehicle to move. It comprises multiple vehicle parts, including the transmission, driveshaft, wheels, CV joint, U-joint, differentials, and axles. If you've ever talked or heard about "rear-wheel drive (RWD)" or "front-wheel drive (FWD)," you are referencing a vehicle's drivetrain. While rear-wheel vs. front-wheel drive is a topic of discussion that we won't go over today, you must know the troubling signs of a faulty drivetrain.


Symptoms of Faulty Drivetrain

Various signals indicate damage to your car's drivetrain. Some of the most common warning signs include squeaky axles, fluid leaks (transmission fluid),loud clunking sounds, carvibrations, problems with acceleration, difficulty shifting gears, and a lit check engine light. As a responsible vehicle owner, you should never put off drivetrain repairs, no matter how easy it may sound. At Asian Imports, we've seen the horrible consequences of individuals who have done so. Let's just say they regret it enormously! 


We understand how everyone dreads getting auto repairs. While you may think it is safe to neglect it, it can worsen the integrity of your vehicle. Here are three reasons why you shouldn't put off drivetrain repair:

  1. Drivetrains develop damage quickly. 
  2. The damage spreads to other parts. 
  3. Drivetrain failure can be deadly. 

If you suspect your vehicle needs a drivetrain repair, our certified and experienced technicians at Asian Imports can inspect your car and recommend the necessary drivetrain repairs. Our techs are always happy to lend a hand and offer helpful advice and expert quality services to those in need. Please give us a call or visit one of our three convenient NV locations today!

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