Drivetrain Repair Shop - Beck's Auto Center | Lafayette, Indiana


beck's auto center can take a look over your vehicles driveline


Keep Your Wheels Turning

You can check your oil, top off the air in your tires, and have the most powerful, best running engine—but none of that matters if the power can’t get to the wheels.

That’s where your driveline comes in.

The driveline takes the energy produced by the engine and transfers it to the axle or axles that turn the wheels to propel you forward. There are 4 basic types of drivelines commonly found in modern cars and trucks. They each have their own set of components that allows power to be supplied the wheels intended to move the vehicle.

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Front-Wheel Drive (FWD)

Commonly found in small to medium sized cars and small SUVs, front-wheel drive cars have their driveline components in the front of the vehicle, making parts generally less expensive.

Rear-Wheel Drive (RWD)

The original and most simple driveline, rear-wheel drivelines are generally more reliable and easier to repair, but parts may cost more due to the long driveshaft that reaches all the way from the transmission to the rear axle.

All-Wheel Drive (AWD)

All-wheel drive is the most complex type of driveline due to its ability to use all of some of its wheels for propulsion. AWD systems differ depending on the manufacturer, so some may be more expensive to repair than others.

4-Wheel Drive (4WD)

4-wheel drive is essentially a combination of front and rear-wheel drivelines. Typically, the rear axle is the primary method of propulsion, and there’s a switch or lever that allows you to engage the front axle.

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Get your driveline back in tip top shape with help from Beck's Auto Center! Give us a call or send us a message today!


Hear what our happy customers have to say about our excellent service.

Becks were able to get to my car in a timely manner. They were very helpful in diagnosing my car's issues and when they called with an estimate, they were very accommodating with additional requests for some issues that I had not mentioned previously. My car was done same day and the cost was very reasonable. I would highly recommend them!

- Melissa Coors

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