Engine & Transmission Tune-Up Service
The majority of time in your car probably isn’t spent thinking about your engine or transmission. You hop in, turn the key, and expect it to start. And most of the time, it does. But if your car turns over and leaves you stuck in your driveway, we’re here to help.
At K&W, our expertise in servicing vehicle engines and transmissions can help prevent your vehicle from turning into an immobile piece of sheet metal.
Engine Tune-Up Service
Staying on top of proper maintenance means your vehicle’s engine has a better chance of lasting the long haul. Even neglecting the small things like strange noises while driving or rough idling can be detrimental in the long run.
We offer the following engine tune-up services to help ensure your vehicle’s engine is staying as healthy as possible:
- A complete inspection of engine components
- Idle and timing setting
- Fuel filter replacement
- Air filter replacement
- Fuel injection
- Oil and filter change
Transmission Tune-Up Service
If the engine is the heart of your vehicle, the transmission is like the circulatory system. Problems with the transmission since it transmits energy from the engine to the wheels can be just as significant as engine troubles. Thankfully, we offer the following transmission tune-up services:
- Full transmission fluid exchange
- Transmission fluid exchange with a transmission filter change
Drivetrain Tune-Up Service
Most drivers don’t really know what a drivetrain is. But every driver knows the frustration of their vehicle breaking down on the way to somewhere important. Whether you’re a car lover or not, it’s important to understand the necessity of a drivetrain tune-up service and how it can keep you from stalling on the side of the road.
What is a Drivetrain?
The drivetrain includes your vehicle’s transmission, axles, and wheels. It works in tandem with your vehicle’s engine to move the wheels and keep your vehicle driving.
Whether you’ve got rear-wheel, front-wheel, or all-wheel drive, a vehicle’s drivetrain is made up of four basic parts. These components include:
- Transmission. This takes the desired amount of power from the engine and delivers it to the wheels.
- Driveshaft. This part carries the engine’s power from the engine to the differential, and then the wheels.
- Axle. This connects the drive wheels, transferring power from the transmission to the wheels.
- Differential. This part allows your wheels to move at different speeds.
Why Should You Get Your Drivetrain Serviced?
The drivetrain is an essential component of your vehicle. Without it, you can’t drive.
Common maintenance services related to the drivetrain range from changing the differential fluid to servicing the clutch and CV joints. You may need a drivetrain tune-up if you’re experiencing any of the following:
- Your vehicle has a delayed response when putting it in drive or reverse.
- Your vehicle is vibrating, shaking, or making strange noises.
- Your vehicle is slipping in and out of gear while driving.
- Your vehicle is leaking or low on transmission fluid.
- You smell something burning while driving.
Driveline Tune-Up Service
What is a Driveline?
A driveline is a drivetrain, minus the transmission. The reason the terms driveline and driveline so often get used interchangeably (even though they are technically different components of a vehicle) is because they’re all working towards the same goal.
The driveline transfers power generated by the engine (which is controlled by the transmission) to the axle (or axles in all-wheel-drive vehicles) and then to the wheels. The driveline consists of the following components:
- Transfer case
Is a Driveline Tune-Up Service Important?
Most people know the engine of their vehicle generates power. But most people don’t know that without a properly functioning driveline – which transmits the engine’s power – your vehicle is going to stay right where you last left it.
Without a functioning driveline, your vehicle is just a piece of sheet metal that houses a powerful engine that won’t actually be of any use to you.
One of the things we prioritize at K&W is the importance of preventative auto maintenance. When it comes to your vehicle’s engine or transmission, it’s often a domino effect of small, neglected issues that lead to a complete failure.
Each team at our 7 K&W Tire Store locations is here to help improve your vehicle’s performance and provide you peace of mind.
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