Car Repair Services

Drivetrain 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 drivetrain checked. This system in your vehicle connects your transmission to the drive axles, allowing you to change gears. 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 drivetrain?

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

How do we perform a drivetrain inspection?

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 perform the inspection required for your vehicle’s drivetrain 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

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 our 12 NoVA Virginia Tire & Auto locations and Main Street Shell in Fairfax. 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, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, GMC, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Lexus, Lincoln, Mazda, Mercedes, Nissan, Subaru, Toyota and Volkswagen.

Our Guarantee

We’re 100% committed to making sure you’re 100% satisfied. It’s been 40 years of 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 be honored at all our locations, too.

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