The Ultimate Guide To Your Drivetrain: 7 Signs And Symptoms From Our Grand Rapids Technicians

The Ultimate Guide To Your Drivetrain: 7 Signs And Symptoms From Our Grand Rapids Technicians

| By: Christian Brothers Automotive

In fact, many mistakenly believe the drivetrain system lasts forever and never needs to be serviced!

Know the symptoms of a compromised drivetrain system

The truth is, your drivetrain does need regular service. Keeping up with manufacturer-recommended service intervals will keep your system in excellent condition. You need to take care of your car the right way if you want a reliable vehicle for years to come.

At Christian Brothers Automotive Grand Rapids, we want to set the record straight on drivetrain service. Our ASE-certified technicians have put together a list of the top seven symptoms of drivetrain trouble. Call our car repair shop in Grand Rapids for a drivetrain inspection if you ever notice one of the following signs.

1. Strange noises

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

2. Shudders/vibrations

If your vehicle is vibrating, shaking, shuddering in an unfamiliar way, your drivetrain could be damaged.

3. Slipping transmission

Many Grand Rapids drivers are unaware their transmission has anything to do with the drivetrain.

4. Fluid leaks

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

5. Odd smells

If you’ve noticed a strange smell while your car runs, there could be an unidentified fluid leak.

6. Shifting problems

Your drivetrain is connected to the gearshift. If you notice any shifting problems, schedule a drivetrain inspection.

7. Malfunction indicator lights

Call our Grand Rapids auto shop any time the “check engine” light, or any malfunction indicator light, is on.

The Nice Difference in drivetrain service at our Grand Rapids auto repair shop

There are many signs of a damaged drivetrain system. Never ignore a sign or symptom, hoping the problem will resolve itself. Call our Grand Rapids 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 Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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