Driveshaft Repair Basics
The driveshaft is located between the differentials of your vehicle, and is the component of your vehicle that transfers rotation and torque to the wheels responsible for propelling the automobile (known as the drive wheels) as well as other components of your car’s drivetrain. The driveshaft is a tubular component with an outer housing and an interior cylinder which spins at a rate determined by the output of the engine. This is the component that essentially engages the wheels from idle into a forward, driving motion. When you think you may need driveshaft balancing or driveshaft repair in Knoxville, TN or the any of the surrounding areas, please give People’s Choice Auto Repair a call at (865) 272-3379.
The driveshaft is built to endure a number of stresses and forces, and is meant to allow for a range of motion as the wheels and suspension adjust to changes in the road. Your driveshaft adds forces of movement to drivetrain components without adding a significant amount of weight or stress. Balancing your driveshaft, as you do your tires, will help prevent failure and allow your driveshaft to operate safely.
Why Balance Your Driveshaft?
When the torque coming from the transmission and the engine is equal to the rate at which the driveshaft is spinning, your driveshaft is balanced properly. By balancing your driveshaft, you are ensuring smooth operation of your driveline. Balancing a driveshaft helps prevent the destructive and dangerous results of a driveshaft that is out-of-balance. When your driveshaft reaches a critical speed due to a high number of RPM. The length and diameter of your driveshaft factor into the maximum RPM it can handle. The most common indicator of an out-of-balance driveshaft is vibration. If you notice vibration coming from your vehicle’s driveshaft, call us immediately and we can assess the source of vibrations and determine the proper course of action to repair your vehicle. When you need driveshaft balancing or driveshaft repair in Oak Ridge, TN or the surrounding area, please give People’s Choice Auto Repair a call at (865) 272-3379.