The Ultimate Guide To The Drivetrain: 7 Signs And Symptoms From Our Arnold Technicians

Drivetrain system service can be frustrating, and too many Arnold drivers are under the impression that the drivetrain never needs to be serviced because this system lasts forever!

Know the symptoms of a compromised drivetrain system

In fact, your car’s drivetrain system does need regular service. Keeping up with recommended services at the manufacturer’s suggestion will help your system last longer. If you want your car to last, it needs to be taken care of.

At Christian Brothers Automotive Arnold, we’re setting the record straight on drivetrain service. Our ASE-certified technicians have compiled a list of the top seven signs and symptoms of drivetrain trouble. Call our Arnold car repair shop for a drivetrain inspection if you ever notice one of the following signs.

1. Odd noises

Any weird sounds, especially a “clunking” noise, should be checked out immediately.

2. Shudders/vibrations

If your car is shaking, shuddering or vibrating in an unfamiliar way, your drivetrain could be malfunctioning.

3. Slipping transmission

Many Missouri drivers don’t realize the transmission is tied to the drivetrain. If one is in trouble, it’s likely the other is, too.

4. Fluid leaks

Leaking fluid is always a bad sign, but a red fluid leak could indicate a drivetrain or transmission problem.

5. Strange smells

If you’ve discovered an odd smell while your car runs, there could be an unidentified fluid leak.

6. Shifting problems

Your drivetrain is also connected to the gearshift. Schedule a drivetrain inspection if you notice any shifting problems.

7. Malfunction indicator lights

Call our Arnold auto shop any time the “check engine” light, or any malfunction indicator light, turns on.

The Nice Difference in drivetrain service at our Arnold auto repair shop

There are many signs of a compromised drivetrain system. Never ignore a sign or symptom, or leave the problem to chance. Call our Arnold auto technicians for drivetrain service at the first hint of trouble.

Regular drivetrain and suspension maintenance can save you time, save you money and extend the life of your vehicle. To schedule drivetrain and suspension service today, call Christian Brothers Automotive in Arnold, Missouri.