Auto Repair Services

Driveline Services

Any change in the sounds your vehicle makes can be concerning. If you hear clunks, rattles or scrapes, or feel strange vibrations, you may need to get your driveline checked. This system in your vehicle connects your transmission to the wheels, transforming the power from your engine into the rotation of the wheels. To maintain your vehicle’s performance, our ASE Certified Technicians can inspect and service your drivetrain to get you back on the road.

What is a driveline?

Your car’s driveline (also called a drivetrain) transfers power from the engine to the wheels. Simple, right? But the driveline is actually a complex component of your car because it must account for the movement of the wheels when you steer. Virginia Tire & Auto’s technicians are well-trained in inspecting, diagnosing and correcting any driveline issues we find so you can get back to driving with constant, smooth power.

How do I know when I need driveline service?

As with most intricate vehicle systems, it’s always best to check your owner’s manual to see when your manufacturer recommends getting driveline service. The general rule of thumb, however, is to have it inspected every 30,000–60,000 miles.

If your vehicle is vibrating, especially at high speeds, or starts making strange noises, again at high speeds, then those are probably good signs that you’re in need of driveline service. Another indicator is if you feel resistance while making tight turns.

Driveline Inspections at Virginia Tire & Auto

The driveshaft is a long metal tube that transfers power from the transmission to the other components of the vehicle. Depending on what drive your car has (front wheel drive, rear wheel drive, four wheel drive), it connects into one of two types of couplings: a Universal joint (U joint) or a Constant Velocity joint (CV joint). We will inspect your vehicle’s CV or U Joints using the following checkpoints:

CV Joints
Visual inspection:

CV boots for tears, splits or leakage of lubricant

CV joints for excessive movement due to worn components

Test drive:

Listening for clicks or thumps that indicate what type of further inspection is required

U Joints
Visual inspection:

U boots for tears, splits or leakage of lubricant

U joints for excessive movement due to worn components

Test drive:

Checking for high-frequency vibrations at moderate speeds

Driveline Repairs & Services

Trust the ASE Certified Technicians at Virginia Tire & Auto for the repair, service and replacement of all your vehicle’s driveline components, including:

  • Bearings
  • Clutches
  • CV Axles
  • Differentials
  • Drive Axles
  • Drive Shaft Repair
  • Fluid Exchanges

  • Propeller Shafts
  • Seals & Gaskets
  • Slave Cylinders
  • Torque Converter
  • Transmission Mounts
  • Transfer Cases
  • U-Joints & CV Joints

Why choose Virginia Tire & Auto?

There is a reason why customers continue to come back to Virginia Tire & Auto over their dealers. We provide unmatched service to customers at all of our locations across Virginia. At each of our locations, you will find comfortable lounges, free coffee and tea, and options like loaner cars so your life does not have to stop for car care. We are committed to making sure you’re 100% satisfied with our service.

Our Difference.

We’re different from other repair shops. We invest heavily in our employees, tools and facilities to ensure that experts with the right equipment service your vehicle in a clean, friendly environment. Our technicians work hard to stay on top of repair technology and tire services. We believe in being friendly, helpful and honest with every customer who comes through our doors.

We service all major automotive brands.

We service all major automotive brands including Acura, Audi, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Ford, GMC, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Mazda, Mercedes, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Porsche, RAM, Subaru, Toyota, Volkswagen and Volvo.

Our Guarantee

We’re 100% committed to making sure you’re 100% satisfied. We’ve spent more than 40 years doing things the right way, and that’s why it’s part of our culture to make sure you’re in the most friendly, comfortable and honest environment possible. And it’s also why our warranty not only covers all our services but will also be honored at all our locations, too.

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