Your fleet trucks rely on their axles, driveshafts, and differentials in order to properly distribute engine power to the wheels and turn them effectively. If any of these components start displaying problems or fail altogether, then your truck can be dead in the water with the downtime biting into your bottom line. Let Santin Auto & Truck Repair give the axles, driveshaft, and differentials of your fleet trucks the care they deserve.
Keeping Your Axles Turning
The axle is a critical component of a diesel truck, transferring the power from your differentials to your wheels. Therefore, regular maintenance and prompt repairs are necessary to ensure the proper function of your fleet truck’s axle system.
When it comes to keeping your axles in peak condition, the most important step is to perform routine inspections of the axle components, including the bearings, seals, and gears. These inspections should be performed regularly to identify any signs of wear or damage. Any damaged or worn components should be replaced immediately to prevent further damage and potential failure of the axle system.
If your fleet truck’s axle system does require repair, the Santin Auto & Truck Repair team has you covered. Axle repair requires specialized knowledge and equipment. We’ll begin by dismantling the axle to assess the damage and determine the appropriate repair steps. This may involve replacing worn bearings, seals, gears, or even the entire axle assembly in severe cases. If replacements are required, we’ll provide a comprehensive breakdown of what needs to be done alongside full quotes for the repairs.
Keeping Your Driveshaft Maintained
The driveshaft on your vehicle transfers power from the engine to the axles. Some trucks - such as those with four-wheel drive - may have two driveshafts. Typically, keeping up with regular maintenance routines on your driveshaft, such as replacing joints and fluid as needed, means your driveshaft will take you a long way without issues.
However, driveshafts may need replacement if they become too damaged or are rendered non-functional. Symptoms of a driveshaft in need of replacement include clunking noises when accelerating or shifting between drive and reverse; vibration when driving; and squeaking when driving. Failing to service or replace your driveshaft as needed could cause other parts of the truck damage.
The Importance of Your Truck’s Differentials
The differentials also transfer power from the engine to the wheels.They help the wheels turn and time themselves properly and at different speeds if necessary. Usually, the differentials simply need to have the differential fluid replaced on a regular basis in order to function; by having the fluid replaced as scheduled or as needed, you’ll ensure that the differentials are lubricated properly and that there’s no chance of metal-on-metal grinding. If the latter does occur, this can not only contaminate the differential fluid but also damage the rest of the differential. If your differential needs to be serviced or replaced, you can count on the experts at Santin Auto and Truck Repair Center to diagnose and fix the problem quickly.
Your fleet vehicle has many steering components, and they should work harmoniously in order to make sure your cargo and driver get to their destination. If your fleet truck is not turning or driving as it should, bring it to Santin Auto and Truck Repair. Call us today to make an appointment for your fleet or to learn more about our services.
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