The Drivetrain in a vehicle is a series of components that transfer power from the engine to the wheels, enabling motion and handling various driving conditions.

Drivetrain explained

The Drivetrain in a vehicle includes all the components that transfer power from the engine to the wheels, crucial for the vehicle's motion. This system encompasses the transmission, driveshaft, axles, and differential. In some vehicles, it also includes components of the all-wheel or four-wheel drive systems.

Each part of the drivetrain plays a vital role in handling the power and torque generated by the engine, ensuring it's efficiently transmitted to the wheels, whether for acceleration, climbing, or navigating different terrains.

Proper maintenance of the drivetrain is essential for the smooth and efficient operation of the vehicle.

When or why do you need it?

Drivetrain Repair is necessary when you experience symptoms such as unusual noises (clunks or whines), vibrations, or difficulties in handling, especially during acceleration or turning. These signs can indicate issues with any component of the drivetrain system, such as worn gears, damaged axles, or a malfunctioning transmission.

Regular inspections and timely repairs of the drivetrain can prevent more extensive damage and ensure optimal performance and longevity of your vehicle.

At Gateway Auto - Service & Collision Center, we specialize in diagnosing and repairing drivetrain issues, providing the expertise to keep your vehicle running smoothly and reliably under all driving conditions.

How can Gateway Auto help?

We believe quality shouldn’t break the bank. We understand the financial strain unexpected repairs can bring, so we provide competitive rates and financing without compromising on the quality of our top-notch repairs backed by a 24 month, 24,000 mile nationwide warranty.

Easy, hassle-free experience

Booking an appointment with Gateway Auto is as easy as a few clicks or a phone call with our friendly team. Our new online booking system lets you schedule your visit at your convenience, eliminating the hassle of complicated scheduling processes.

Omaha’s Choice for Drivetrain Services

Our technicians don't just tell you what's wrong, they'll show you. We'll never authorize without your approval. View your digital inspection, get text updates from our team, and even pay on your phone.

Placing transparency at the forefront of automotive care

We stand by our work. Your satisfaction is guaranteed with our 24 month, 24,000 mile nationwide warranty for mechanical service

How can we help?

An FAQ section can only get you so far. Still have questions or want more information than what's provided in our FAQs? Our friendly team of experts is happy to help.

Frequently asked questions

If it's a car, we'll fix it. If it's a question, we'll answer it.

Can I prevent CV joint and axle issues through maintenance?

Regular maintenance, such as checking and replacing worn CV joint boots, inspecting axle seals, and maintaining proper lubrication, can help prolong the lifespan of these components and prevent premature failure.

What causes CV joint and axle damage?

CV joint and axle damage can result from various factors, including worn-out rubber boots, lack of lubrication, driving on rough terrain, and sudden impacts. Regular inspections and maintenance can help prevent premature wear and damage.

Can you replace individual CV joints or axles, or do you need to replace the whole assembly?

We offer both individual CV joint and axle replacement, as well as complete assembly replacement, based on the condition of the components and the manufacturer's recommendations.

Can I drive my car with a damaged CV joint or axle?

Driving with a damaged CV joint or axle is not recommended as it can lead to further damage to the drivetrain and pose safety risks. We advise seeking repairs as soon as possible to avoid more extensive and costly damage.

What is it like to have your car fixed or maintained at Gateway Auto?

Trusted, efficient and designed to keep you moving. We go the extra mile to make sure you're comfortable and confident throughout the entire repair process.

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Book online or speak with our friendly staff

Use our handy online scheduling tool to instantly book an appointment at any of our locations today.

Or, give our friendly and knowledgeable team a call to find a time and plan that works for you.

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Drop-off, courtesy car or wait

Three flexible options while we service your vehicle, so your life doesn't come to a halt.

Worried about leaving your car and having nothing to drive? We have courtesy cars to ease your mind. We also offer pick-up and drop-off service if we run out of courtesy cars.

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One on one review

We can send your digital inspection to you via text or email so that you can see pictures and videos of your vehicle through the eyes of our mechanics.

We clearly communicate with you during your repairs and educate you on your options throughout the process. We will never sell you anything you don't need.

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We clean your ride

Get back on the road looking as good as new. With every service, your vehicle will get a final check and complimentary carwash from our quality assurance team.

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Drive with peace of mind

We stand by our work. Your satisfaction is guaranteed with our 24 month, 24,000 mile nationwide warranty and flexible, interest free financing.

All your automotive needs under one roof

Gateway Auto offers service, collision, fleet and quality vehicle sales under the same trusted brand to ensure you stay on the road with a team by your side.

After their first visit, our average customer has been returning to Gateway Auto for more than 10 years

Don't just take our word for it, check out our reviews and see what our customers have to say about the Gateway Auto experience.

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"Top notch shop and staff, willing to go the extra mile and definitely have your best interests in mind. Would highly recommend trying their shops out."

Scott Hiatt

Service Center

"Awesome staff! Awesome service! Even avoided extra cost and saved me lots of $$$ thank you so much! Will definitely recommend you guys!"

Adam Walke

Service Center

"Best auto shop in Nebraska!!! Women- if you have auto shop anxiety for not being taken seriously or fear of overcharging, go here. These guys are the real deal. Professional, down to earth, and great prices."

Rochelle Landreth

Service Center

"For people that are anxious about getting their vehicles serviced, Gateway is the antidote. Clear and accurate information about what you need done and quality work at fair prices. Dealership level service, environment and professionalism. A ray of sunshine in an industry that can be cloudy."

Jeff Chase

Service Center