Anticipating and Preventing Sudden Repairs to Your Driveline

Truck drivers depend on their truck maintenance as a natural part of life itself. They spend hours on the roads, putting heavy loads on the backs of their beasts. There are few towing companies ready and willing to service big trucks. Many times, truckers face long delays in obtaining the specific parts they need to get back on the road. Time is money. And their careers depend upon the reliability of their vehicle. 

If you are in the Dakotas it can be particularly brutal to break down during the winter months. In the inclement weather, the mechanics must put a lot more labor into getting you to a garage. It is best to nip these problems in the bud by addressing your concerns with the vehicle in a scheduled appointment with a specialist. Few shops specialize in the type of custom work truckers often need. They wait and wait on a backlog for parts and service when they put off repairs until something goes wrong. 

It is rumored that the best source for parts and custom drivelines rapid city sd. Dump trucks, fire trucks, military vehicles, big rigs, and farm equipment all seem to be driving up to rapid city to get their work done these days. When you find a shop of real truckers who know what the lifestyle is about, those who are dedicated to the industry, you form an instant bond. 

A custom shop like this knows the four general types of driveline vibrations: transverse, torsional, critical speed, and component failure vibrations. 

Transverse Vibrations occur only once per rotation. The cause may be missing balance weights, foreign objects creating an imbalance, and damage to the driveshaft itself. 

Torsional Vibrations occur twice per rotation. The cause may be a yoke or shaft outside of its design phasing or excessive u-joint angles. 

Critical Speed Vibrations are solely the result of driveshafts that operate at an excessive RPM (using a driveshaft with inappropriate dimensions for the application). 

Component Failure Vibrations are produced when something such as u-joint or any of the drivetrain mounts fail. 

Most driveline failures are attributable to poor maintenance, bad driving habits, and/or a weak driveline. If you fail to properly clean and lubricate your driveline parts, they will wear prematurely and fail. If you inappropriately apply excessive and sudden loads to your driveline, it is going to succumb to the stressful demands by failing. For these reasons, it an important to invest in a custom driveline that can be beefed up to handle your trucking needs with less worry. 

The cold weather and heavy loads put a lot more stress on truck drivers. It can literally happen to anyone. You could be slipping on the snow and ice and suddenly gain traction at a high RPM. In your attempts to survive a rescue and tow situation, you wind up damaging your driveline. A custom driveline hedges against damage in such situations. So, find a truck friendly service center and book an appointment today.

 

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