As a mobile-focused diesel truck repair shop we provide onsite repairs for trucks and fleets in the Placer and Nevada County areas. The drivetrain is the system that transfers power from the engine to the wheels and consists of several key components including the axles, driveshaft, and differential. It is important to regularly inspect and maintain these components to ensure they are functioning properly and to avoid further damage to the drivetrain. Placer Fleet Services has the knowledge and expertise to properly maintain and repair the drivetrain components of your truck. If you are in need of driveline maintenance or repair, contact Placer Fleet Services to schedule an appointment and keep your truck running smoothly.
The driveshaft is a long, cylindrical piece of metal that connects the engine to the differential. It is responsible for transferring the rotational power from the engine to the wheels, allowing your truck to move forward or backward.
It is important to regularly inspect and maintain your driveshaft to ensure it is functioning properly. Our mobile technicians will check for cracks, leaks, and worn-out joints. Being able to identify any of these issues with your driveshaft early on is key in getting them repaired or replaced prior to them causing expensive damage to your drivetrain.
The differential is a key component of the drivetrain that allows your truck's wheels to rotate at different speeds. This is necessary because when your truck turns, the wheels on the inside of the turn rotate at a slower speed than the wheels on the outside. Without a differential, the wheels would bind and skid, reducing traction and control while also causing damage to the drivetrain.
There are several types of differentials, including open, limited slip, and locking. An open differential allows the wheels to rotate at different speeds, but it does not provide any additional traction. A limited-slip differential improves traction by applying extra torque to the wheel with the most traction, while a locking differential locks both wheels together to provide maximum traction.
It is important to regularly inspect and maintain your differential, including changing the differential fluid at regular intervals. If you notice any issues with your differential, it is important to have it serviced as soon as possible.
If you are in the Placer or Nevada County areas and need help with your driveline maintenance or repair, don't hesitate to give us a call. Our team is available to come to your location and provide onsite repairs for your truck or fleet. Contact Us today to schedule your appointment and keep your truck running smoothly. We operate in both Rocklin, CA and Grass Valley, CA, providing superior fleet services.