A transmission is another name for a car’s gearbox, the component that turns the engine’s power into something the car can use. Simply, without it, you’d sit in your car with the engine running, going nowhere.
Constant Velocity Joints can be found on the ends of your driveshaft and on a front wheel drive car the outer CV joints connect the drive shafts to the wheels while the inner joints secure them to the transmission. CV Joints in your car can wear over time. Exposure to dirt and moisture is the main cause of CV joint failure. If you need to replace your CV Joints we stock a large selection of GSP and Metelli brand.
The Constant Velocity boot or the CV boot is the rubber casing that you can find covering your CV joint at the CV axle of your car. They are all part of the shaft assemblies used in front-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive vehicles. If the CV boot is damaged (ripped or worn out), you should check the CV joint beneath the CV boot to make sure it feels greasy. If it does not, you will need to replace the CV joint itself. However, if the joint is still well lubricated then you may only need to change the CV boot. We stock SKF and Metelli.
In simple terms a car's driveshaft is what converts the engine's power into forward momentum by making the wheels - specifically the drive wheels - turn. Problems with the driveshaft may cause unusual vibration in the vehicle. If the entire car or van vibrates, especially if the vibration appears to be coming from the floor of the vehicle, this is a strong indicator of driveshaft problems. Problems with the driveshaft may affect its ability to turn properly or there may be an unusual noise from the vehicle.
The clutch is the mechanical device which transfers the rotational power from the engine to the wheels. Sometimes the clutch will wear and will have to be replaced as this will cause loss of power or difficulty in changing gears. A clutch kit usually contains a pressure plate, clutch disc and release bearing. At BM Motor Factors we stock LUK, Sachs, Borg & Beck and Rymec.
A flywheel is a mechanical device specifically designed to efficiently store rotational energy. If you notice a problem when you change gear or push in the clutch pedal it is most likely a problem. We stock LUK and Sachs at BM Motor Factors.
A wheel bearing is a set of steel balls held together by a metal ring called a race. They help wheels spin fast with as little friction as possible and allows for smooth driving. If a wheel bearing wears out or is damaged you will notice a clear noise from inside the car which gets louder the faster you go. If you if need to change the bearing you need to change some other parts so a wheel bearing is sold in a kit. At BM Motor Factors we stock SKF, Comline, FAG and GSP.
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