SIGNS IT’S TIME FOR A DRIVE SHAFT REPAIR
In most cases, drive shafts won’t instantly fail, but they will break down over time. That’s why it’s important to know what signs to look for to tell when your drive shaft might be failing. Here are some signs your friends at National Transmission recommend looking out for:
- Strange noises: Just like with your brakes, abnormal noises can let you know there may be issues with your drive shaft. The noises could be rattling or clunking sounds when your vehicle is moving. If you hear a squeaking sound when your car accelerates or decelerates that goes away when you travel at consistently higher speeds that could also be a sign.
- Vibrations: Some vibrations while driving are normal, but if your drive shaft is in need of a repair you’ll notice more intense shaking, especially in the floorboards. These vibrations will be most noticeable when accelerating and driving at higher speeds.
- Turning issues: Oftentimes, a failing drive shaft will make it very hard for the tires to properly turn. This may become very noticeable when you’re trying to maneuver around tight corners.
If you’re experiencing any of these issues, it might be a sign you need your drive shaft repaired or replaced. Contact National Transmission today and schedule a time for our technicians to take a look.