The drive shaft delivers torque from your engine to either the front or rear differentials (sometimes both) which allows the wheels to turn as you accelerate. It is a long metal bar that stretches across the bottom of your car lengthwise. Depending on your drive setting (front, rear, or all-wheel drive) your drive shaft will distribute the engine power accordingly between your front and rear tires.
Signs of a bad drive shaft
- Vibration while driving
- Squeaking while driving
- Clunking noise during acceleration or when switching from drive to reverse
Drive Shaft maintenance
If you notice any of the above signs, get your drive shaft inspected by a car care professional right away. A bad drive shaft will affect your car’s ability to run the engine efficiently, resulting in a loss of power and decreased fuel efficiency. The best way to get maintenance done on your drive shaft is to book your appointment through CarAdvise. CarAdvise makes car care simple and guarantees that you will pay less than retail price on all car maintenance services.