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About Drive Shafts
You might know the drive shaft by other names like the tailshaft or the propeller shaft. They all refer to the same part of the car that transmits torque and rotation by connecting together other components of a drive train. Common symptoms of an improperly functioning drive shaft are vibrations, turning difficulty, abnormal clunking and squeaking, and unusual U-joint movement.
Drive shafts require some kind of maintenance and care to ensure that they perform at their maximum potential. It is important to lubricate the joints in this shaft to ensure that there is no wearing out due to friction. Using the correct lubricating oil is also essential. Additionally, an imbalanced drive shaft can be rebalanced by first identifying the problem—be it missing balance weights or dirt build up. If the issue lies directly with the drive shaft itself, for example, a bent shaft, you should look into getting a replacement unit. A faulty shaft compromises the life of your vehicle as well as safety, so it's always important to heed warnings of a bad shaft and seek assistance from a mechanical expert as soon as possible.
Here at BE FORWARD, we carry authentic high quality drive shafts from most popular Japanese automobile manufacturers like Toyota, Suzuki, and Nissan, as well as European brands like Audi and Mercedes-Benz. Get yours here with us now!