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Drivetrain & Powertrain – What are the Differences

Kia powertrain and drivetrain

How are drivetrain and powertrain different? Basically, the drivetrain provides power to the wheels and the powertrain is made from the engine and the drivetrain.

Powertrain or Drivetrain

You might not know off the top of your head what the advantages are of contrasting a drivetrain vs. powertrain but when you recognize the differences between the two, it will certainly give you the advantage when car purchasing, visiting the auto mechanic, or when Alex Trebek asks you a Jeopardy question about vehicle components that make cars move.

In short, powertrains and drivetrains essentially do the same thing. They produce kinetic energy to make your car ‘go’. Now, chances are that you have never truly considered exactly how vital these moving components are. They’re the unrecognized heroes that get you from point A to point B and they each operate in their very own special method.


What are the Drivetrain Parts?

Most of the time the terms ‘drivetrain’ and ‘powertrain’ are used interchangeably however, contrary to popular belief, they are not the exact same. So what exactly is the difference between powertrain elements and drivetrain parts? The biggest distinction is the way power is generated and dispersed to the vehicle.

A drivetrain is not actually a single part of your vehicle – it’s a group of drivetrain parts that interact with the engine to move the wheels and numerous parts of the car to move it into motion. These components commonly include the transmission, differential, driveshaft, axles, CV joints, and the wheels.


How Does A Drivetrain Work?

This is the order of how power is produced and provided by a drivetrain:

  • The engine will create energy to power a flywheel
  • That flywheel works with the transmission to regulate the amount of power dispersed to other parts of the drivetrain
  • The driveshaft rotates to generate power to a differential
  • The differential then delivers power from all those driveshaft parts and boom … your wheels are moving

What’s in A Powertrain?

If you understood the drivetrain basics, the powertrain basics ought to be a very easy idea to comprehend, due to the fact that there is only one specifying variable that sets them apart. That variable is the engine. In a powertrain, the engine is a part of the many moving parts. If you keep in mind from the paragraph above, the drivetrain collaborates with the engine.

The powertrain includes every moving part that is essential to the car’s success. Its single purpose is converting kinetic energy into propulsion movement. If one of these components fail your car might experience some uncommon rattling, or shaking.


Drivetrain vs. Powertrain: What is the Difference? | Shawnee Mission Kia

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Would have received 5 stars across the board if oil change didn't take over an hour. Otherwise it was perfect. Will use this dealer in the future.

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Shawnee Mission Kia is always a pleasant experience. Their service advisors are professional, courteous and informative. The facility was sparkly clean, everyone wore masks and hand sanitizer was readily available. Even my steering wheel was covered with a protective cover when I picked up my car. Very happy customer!

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Staff was very friendly and service was efficient. Called a Lyft for me so I could get back-and-forth from work. It was a good experience for our first oil change and tire rotation 🙂

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Cars Jun 30, 2020
 

Great honest job. Charged me 200.00 when I was prepared to pay 2000.00! Thought my transmission was going out. Checked it out for free. Then when I got more info replaced a much cheaper part! Thank you guys!

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Cars Jun 27, 2020
 

The entire experience was very A to B with no hassle and an excellent service. Our sales man was knowledgeable and helpful, going above and beyond.

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