Driveline Repair

Your Trusted Driveline Repair Shop for Over 40 Years

Keep your fleet operating at peak performance and efficiency with our top-notch driveline repair services. Our expert technicians are available 24/7 on the road or in the shop to get you back on track in no time.

Driveline Repair Services

In need of driveline repair services? Look no further than Blaine Brothers. Our team of highly trained technicians is available to provide round-the-clock assistance when you need it most.



At Blaine Brothers, we understand that the driveline is critical to the safe operation of your truck and when it’s not functioning properly, you can end up with a lot of costly – and potentially dangerous – problems that can keep you from doing your job. That’s why we’re committed to providing the best driveline repair services in the trucking and transportation industry.

You might be wondering how much it costs to fix a driveline, and the good news is that when you come to Blaine Brothers, you can trust you’ll receive outstanding service at a reasonable price. Whether you need basic maintenance or something more complicated, our team of trained technicians will take the time to identify the problem using advanced diagnostic software and then repair it using high-quality parts and products from manufacturers you can trust.

We don’t do all these things because we have to – we do them because we want to. We consider our customers and partners like part of our family and keeping them safe and satisfied is our top priority. We’ve been proudly serving the trucking and transportation community for more than 40 years and we’re looking forward to being part of your journey and getting you back on the road as soon as possible. That’s just how we roll.

Driveline Repair FAQS

What is a driveline in a car?

The driveline is not a single part or piece of a vehicle. The driveline in a vehicle is the term for all of the equipment and components that work together to get power from the engine to the wheels. The drivetrain is the physical link that connects the axles to the engine and allows the vehicle to move.

The drivetrain will often include the transmission, the torque converter, the clutch, the differential, the axles, and the transfer case in vehicles with four-wheel drive. One of the biggest functions the driveline has, other than transmitting power, is to ensure that the engine speed always remains in an ideal range.

What are common driveline issues?

The driveline isn’t overly complex, but it can seem so at times. Several components may end up needing to be replaced, and they will often cause various symptoms to manifest. One of the biggest signs that your driveline is having issues is a vibration while driving that is frequently related to your speed.

Squeaking sounds are common, and can be caused by multiple driveline problems from bearing lubrication needs to universal joint issues. A heavy clunking sound could be an indication that the driveline has a bad u-joint somewhere that needs to be replaced. Scraping sounds, rattling sounds, and other sounds that coincide with movement should all be considered potential signs of driveline distress.

How do you fix a driveline?

The process to fix a problem with the driveline will depend mainly on what the problem is. Minor repairs like a bad u-joint or a bearing that needs to be replaced will be able to be done in a short time without much work. On the other hand, if the drive shaft itself needs to be replaced, that is a much more extensive job that requires disconnecting the axles and the transmission from the driveshaft and removing the whole tube and shaft so it can be extracted. Minor repairs will tend to take a few hours in the shop, while a more serious driveline repair can have a truck in the shop for 2-3 days.

Is driveline service necessary?

Driveline service is absolutely necessary for your truck to be able to operate safely and consistently. Your driveline is the sole method for transmitting power from the engine to the wheels and, if there is a problem with it, it can easily make your vehicle unusable.

Driveline service isn’t complicated, however, and most reputable mechanical shops can take care of it easily. An inspection is generally the best way to get an overview of the driveline system, including the bearings, joints, and driveshaft. The most effective preventative maintenance is getting all joints and components checked for wear, then lubricated.

Is the drivetrain the same as the transmission?

Not necessarily. While the driveline contains the transmission, and the transmission is a part of the driveline, they are not the same. The transmission is a component that uses changes in gearing to help match the speed of the driveshaft with the speed of the engine. If the vehicle is traveling at a high rate of speed, the transmission makes sure that the engine works more effectively by providing a different gear ratio for the drive wheels than when it is traveling slowly.

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