Driveline Maintenance

Driveline Maintenance: Keeping Your Vehicle Running Smoothly

Don’t let driveline problems disrupt your life. Trust Art of Maintenance for expert driveline maintenance and keep your car running efficiently. Visit us in Portland and let our skilled technicians take care of your vehicle’s needs.

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Customer Reviews

Here are just a few of our customer reviews.

My experience was wonderful. Precise information, clear cost estimates and great personal service. Any future repairs will be with Art of Maintenance.

Tami Foster Thrasher

Brought in our old X5 for a radiator leak and James and Kevin were communicative and helpful when it turned into much more of an issue.

Zack Cooper

They were super helpful in fixing a flat on my car. Went above and beyond and didn’t charge at the end. Super grateful for their professional service.

Rita Sabler

I experienced excellent service, I got my alternator fixed and now my cars running good. If I ever need repairs I’m coming back here.

Gennesis Morris

Great auto shop! My car has close to 200k miles and I feel confident driving it knowing it’s well taken care of.

Katie Boyd

My brakes were making my car un-driveable, and they were able to get them all repaired same day.

David Fikstad

They were quick and reliable when I needed to get my tires fixed. Would definitely recommend them.

Phillip Arroyo Long

My most recent visit was just as good as in the past. They are great at communication and the service was thorough and quick!!

Anne Williamson

Kevin and the rest of the guys just replaced my brakes and rotors. They were fair, friendly, and fast. Thanks again for another job well done.

Ari Johnston

These guys are the best, excellent, friendly and super efficient service. We pretty much only bring our cars here!

Jenn Salati

Came for a minor seatbelt issue and was helped right away, free of charge! Very friendly and responsive. Highly recommend!

Caroline McDonald

Would definitely recommend. Kevin was very friendly and knowledgeable of what the issue was with my truck. They had me back on the road in no time.

Tim Prothe

Got me in and out the same day. All four new tires and an oil change. Easy process throughout and good communication.

Joshua Negrini

My car started to over heat and shut down on me. They figured out what was wrong and got it back on the road for me. Thank you.

Jacob Ward

They took care of some coolant leaks for my truck. Thank you every thing and everything went great I will be back!!

Reese Ravendale

These folks are the most professional, fair, and genuine mechanics in Portland. Would not trust my truck with anyone else.

Andrew Sciambi

This shop is very knowledgeable and took care of my car and got me back on the road in the same day. Thanks Kevin.

Brian Pennebaker

Everyone here is very professional and punctual, work is done right and for a fair price! Technicians are very knowledgeable.

Tyler Johnston

I’ve been taking my cars here for years and have been happy with the professionalism of the staff and quality of service.

Dan Evans

Looking for a brake job, they got me in and out in the same day with great service and warranty. I will be back for all my car needs. Thanks Kevin.

Lance Nakamoto

Got me in quick, same day service. Car was fixed sooner than expected. Great customer service!

Jonathan Bellmore

These Guys took care of me after breaking down and did a fast diagnosis. Great place I’ll be visiting again when needed.

Demus Martinez

Got me in and out the door with repairs to my Saab. Friendly service and reassurance offered as I drove my car to the shop. My new mechanic!

Josh Gibson

Art of Maintenance did a wonderful job! I would absolutely come back here. Great prices and kind customer service.

Erin Swanson

These guys are great. They are honest, quick and they do good work. Customer service is outstanding as well!

Nathan Javens

I requested to see the spark plugs that they replaced and they also showed me the difference between a worn out spark plug and a new one.

Mary H Schuldheisz

Fastest oil change I’ve ever gotten. Will keep coming back. Recommend Carl or Mike for the job. Kevin is polite and helpful with questions.

Alexis Sherman

Everyone is very friendly and welcoming! The tech’s get the job done right the first time and swiftly!

Michele Arndorfer

They were great. I trust that they will give the best service and recommendations in order for my vehicle to run great.

Loisi Penitoa

Fast and friendly service. Thoroughly explained worked that needed and was in fact performed.

Michael Garcie
Driveline Services

Why Choose Our Driveline Maintenance Services

Your car’s driveline is essential for transferring power from the engine to the wheels, making sure your vehicle moves smoothly. It includes parts like the driveshaft, which links the transmission to the wheels. This setup allows the engine’s power to turn the wheels effectively, helping your car accelerate, stay at speed, and maneuver easily. Knowing how the driveline works is key to appreciating its role in keeping your car running smoothly on the road. While it’s always best to refer to your vehicle’s owner’s manual for specific recommendations for driveline maintenance, a good rule of thumb is to inspect the driveline and change the front and rear differential fluid every 30,000 to 60,000 miles.

At Art of Maintenance, our team in Portland, Oregon, is well-versed in all aspects of maintenance. We provide comprehensive inspections and repairs to ensure your vehicle operates smoothly. Whether it’s axles, bearings, clutches, differentials, drive shafts, or any other component, we have the expertise to diagnose and fix any issues. Regular maintenance not only prevents breakdowns but also enhances your vehicle’s performance, giving you peace of mind on the road.

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Signs That It's Time For Driveline Maintenance Repair

Indicators that you might need driveline maintenance include unusual vibrations or shaking, especially at high speeds, strange noises, or resistance when making tight turns. Worn or broken couplings are a common reason for driveline service. Depending on whether your car is front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, or four-wheel drive, the driveshaft connects to either a Universal joint (U joint) or a Constant Velocity joint (CV joint). A trained technician can inspect these joints for signs of wear, such as tears, splits, leaking lubricant, or excessive movement.

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Our loyal clientele trusts us for our reliability, efficiency, and dedication to resolving any automotive need. Choose us for a seamless blend of experience, honesty, and customer-centric care.