We are an automotive drivetrain repair center, specializing in repair of problems under your vehicle. We have over thirty years of experience in the auto repair field, clean 7 bay service shop friendly and knowledgeable service at the same location.

  • Repair
  • Routine Maintenance
  • Improve Performance
  • Improve Safety

    Call us at 876-3100

  • Free Estimates and test- drive, same day service!









We are open 5 days a week 8:00 am to 5:30 pm.

A complete drivetrain repair service center that you can trust. We take the time to ensure that you have a complete understanding of our diagnosis of your vehicles problem and that you understand in detail the repair estimate.


We guarantee our repairs, both parts and labor, don't be sucked in by low-ball estimate. For autos, light duty pick-up trucks, sports utility vehicles, motor homes, and jeeps and off road vehicles we can improve performance, improve safety, improve economy, and remove strange noises and vibrations. Routine and preventative maintenance can lower your overall cost of vehicle operation, and we provide service with excellence.

We offer same day service on most repair work and free towing within the city on all major repairs! We do not charge for our diagnostic specialties, test-drives and estimates are always free. Map to locate us.

  • Lifting your vehicle?
  • Lowering your vehicle?
  • Want to replace an aluminum driveshaft?
  • Want to replace a carbon fiber drive shaft?
  • Or just need a replacement?

The following products and service are available:

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  • Automotive, Pickup, SUV, Off Roading and Heavy Trucking
  • Off-Highway
  • High Performance
  • High Speed Balancing, Vibration Elimination
  • Ujoints replaced
  • Repair & Custom Modifications
  • Same day service always

General Repair Services:

  • Transmissions Automatic & Manual, serviced, rear bushings replaced
  • Transfer Cases rear bushings replaced
  • Front Drive Axle, New, Rebuilt & Exchange, Boots, CV Joints, Full Line Repair Parts
  • Drivetrain Oil Leaks repaired
  • Flywheel Re-Surfacing

Complete Drive Line Service for All Cars, Trucks, Recreational/RV Motorhomes, Foreign, Domestic Vehicles as well as 4 x 4 offroad and 4wd Trucks and Jeeps. Custom, New OEM units and rebuilt drivelines, let us rebuild your existing unit and you save money. We offer a complete line of new Spicer Dana and NEAPCO end yokes, u-joints, and flanges, existing shafts shortened or lengthened. Heavy-duty commercial units are one of our main specialties, including farm, construction, golf course, mining and PTO equipment.

Custom double and single cardan CV joint style shafts manufactured for vehicles with vibration problems caused by short driveline requirement caused by steep angle problems.
Need help or tips with u joint repair tips for jeeps or truck as well as lowered cars, just give us a call we can help you remove vibration problems. See our free information on how to maintain or troubleshoot drivelines and driveshafts including angle-phasing issues.

The basic function of your driveshaft is to transmit power from one point to another in a smooth and continuous action. In automobiles, trucks and construction equipment, the drivetrain is designed to send torque through and angle from the transmission to the axle (or auxiliary transmission).

The driveshaft must operate through constantly changing relative angles between the transmission and axle. It must also be capable of changing length while transmitting torque. The axle of the vehicle is not attached directly to the frame, but rides suspended by springs in an irregular, floating motion. This means the driveshaft must be able to contact, expand and change operating angles, when going over bumps or depressions. This is accomplished through universal joints, which permit the driveline to operate at divergent angles, and slip joints, which permit contraction or expansion to take place.

We specialize in high speed balancing of the final assembled drivelines. If your shaft is not balanced with the actual end yoke and U-joints, you have not fixed the potential vibration problems. Our shop features the latest in driveling manufacturing and balancing equipment. For additional information on driveline and driveshaft related problems see the following information:

Secret to smooth vibration free performance

  • Quality components

  • Precision assembly

  • High Speed Balancing by skilled and experienced technicians!






Troubleshooting Driveline Problems:

Angles and Phasing - Diagnostic & Testing

Field Problem Analysis and Answers

Troubleshooting Driveline Problems


Reno Sparks most trusted driveline and driveshaft repair facility by:

  • heavy haulers

  • construction companies

  • general automotive and transmission repair shops in Reno Sparks.

Same day service plus emergency service when required! Just let us know

Front Wheel Drive Axles and Components New or Remanufactured to OEM specifications!

We stock over 5,000 individual parts, components, new and remanufactured front wheel drive axle components!



Same day service on your front wheel drive axle problems, we can remove and replace with new or rebuild your front wheel drive axles. We provide information to assist you in the troublesome repair.

At the first sign of a problem (clicking sound when making turns) bring the vehicle to Driveline Service of Reno Sparks for a quick estimate and high quality repair service. The following information is provided to assist you in trouble shooting the common problem in front wheel drive automobiles.



When troubleshooting CV problems, there are three steps to the inspection; we provide adetailed explanation for each in the following paragraphs:

  • Road Testing
  • Visual Inspection 


Check vehicle under all situations that may indicate a failure of CV components: acceleration, deceleration, coasting, soft and hard turns, figure 8's, constant speeds, and driving straight ahead. Listen for any of the following indicators:

Clicking or clunking noise when coasting, or at constant speed
* may indicate outer CV wear
* may indicate suspension/steering wear

Clicking noise on turns
* may indicate outer CV wear
* may indicate worn/damaged wheel bearings

Clunking noise in accel/deceleration, or on turns
* may indicate outer CV wear
* may indicate inner CV wear
* may indicate transaxle gear damage
* may indicate suspension/steering wear

Shudder or vibration at constant low speeds
* may indicate loose/damaged suspension parts
* may indicate worn inner CV component
* may indicate improperly torque axle nut
* may indicate out of balance tire

Shudder or shimmy during acceleration
* may indicate worn/sticking inner CV joint
* may indicate incorrect ride height
* may indicate worn/loose suspension parts

Shudder or vibration at constant highway speeds
* may indicate worn/loose suspension parts
* may indicate worn inner CV joint
* may indicate improperly torqued axle nut
* may indicate out of balance tire


Carefully check all the components for possible wear.

Check CV boots for any seepage, cracks, or tears. Any loose of lubrication will result in irreparable damage, leading to the replacement of the driveaxle.

Check CV boots for type of material. Older rubber or neoprene boots allow contaminants inside even if there is not noticeable damage. Check for any type of dry-rot or stress-damage. Hard-plastic boots allow contamination without noticeable damage, due to their nature of being hard to seal. These types of boots should be replaced with a new boot kit, and components inspected for damage. Any wear or contamination will indicate the need for the replacement of the axle with a re-manufactured driveaxle.

Inspect the CV shaft for damage or wear. Shafts equipped with torsional dampeners often are loose under load, causing a vibration, and should be replaced with a solid shaft, as found with our re-manufactured shafts.

Check all suspension pieces for wear. Often worn suspension and steering items are misdiagnosed as CV problems.

Drivetrain Specialists & Auto Gear Service are divisions of:

Drive Line Service of Reno Sparks, 3852 Pioneer Ave. Reno Sparks Nevada 702-876-3100 Fax 876-7696

We are located between Spring Mountain and Desert Inn. Look for Channel 13's 300 foot TV tower it's in our backyard. We are open 5 days per week 8:00 am to 5:30 pm.

Appointments are helpful but walk-ins are welcome! We also have a large inventory of drivetrain related parts for the do-it your-selfers.

Want to purchase high quality parts and complete the installation yourself visit our warehouse sites listed below