The drive shaft is responsible for transferring torque between various mechanical components of the vehicle. Consequently, when something is wrong with your drive shaft or u-joints, the effects are felt throughout the car. Symptoms of a bad drive shaft include knocking or clicking noises, vibration, and resistance when turning. If you experience any of these issues, bring your car in right away. At Shores Car Care, we recommend that you have your drive shaft and u-joints inspected regularly; it will improve your car’s overall performance and prevent you from having to pay for costly repairs in the future. So, whether you’re having trouble or just want an inspection, stop by our service center, located in the St. Clair Shores, MI area. Our technicians are ready to get your car driving steady!
Shores Car Care is proud to provide the St. Clair Shores, MI area with a wide range of services and repairs for your vehicle’s transfer case. In its most basic sense, a transfer case is a gear box found in four-wheel drive and all-wheel drive systems that sends power from the transmission to the front and rear axles. The gears within the transfer case need to be lubricated in order to stay cool and function smoothly. Overtime, however, this fluid becomes dirty or depleted and needs to be changed. Replacing this fluid will prevent damage to your transfer case and maximize its lifespan. Bring your car to Shores Car Care and one of our expert technicians will inspect your transfer case for leaks, drain it of all fluid, and replace the fluid according to your vehicle’s specifications. Shores Car Care service and repair center is conveniently located in St. Clair Shores, MI.
At Shores Car Care, we believe that the best medicine for a bad CV (constant velocity) joint is preventative. By the time you hear clicking and clunking or feel any vibrations, you already have an expensive repair on your hands. The CV joint is the part of a vehicle’s drivetrain that transfers torque at a constant speed to the wheels and accommodates the up and down motion of the suspension. It is encased by a protective rubber boot called a CV gaiter and is attached to the driveshaft. The area between the boot and the CV joint is packed with grease to allow for frequent movement. Cracks or fissures in the boot will let this lubricating grease out and contaminants in, and can cause serious damage to the CV joint inside. If caught in the early stages, all it will need is some grease and a new boot. Once you start to hear noises, however, you might have to replace the entire shaft. At Shores Car Care, we recommend that you have your CV joints inspected at every oil change. If you do start to hear any noises or feel your car vibrating, bring it in right away. Our service and repair center is located in St. Clair Shores, MI.