What are the Differences Between Drivetrain and Powertrain?

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What is the difference between drivetrain and powertrain? Essentially, the drivetrain is what delivers the power to move the wheels. The powertrain is made from the motor and the drivetrain.

Powertrain and Drivetrain

You may not know off the top of your head what the advantages are of comparing a drivetrain vs. powertrain but when you recognize the distinctions between both, it will offer you the edge when automobile buying, visiting the mechanic, or when Alex Trebek asks you a Jeopardy question regarding vehicle parts that make cars move.

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


What are the Drivetrain Components?

Many times the terms ‘drivetrain’ and ‘powertrain’ are utilized interchangeably but, contrary to popular belief, they are not the same. So what exactly is the difference between powertrain components and drivetrain components? The biggest distinction is the way power is produced and dispersed to the car.

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


Drivetrain: How Does it work?

This is the order in which power is created and provided by a drivetrain:

  • The engine will generate power to power a flywheel
  • That flywheel works with the transmission to control the amount of power dispersed to other elements of the drivetrain
  • The driveshaft spins to create power to a differential
  • The differential then delivers power from all those driveshaft components and boom … your wheels are in motion

What is in A Powertrain?

If you understood the drivetrain basics, the powertrain basics ought to be a simple concept to grasp, because of the fact that there is only one defining factor that sets them apart. That variable is the engine. In a powertrain, the engine belongs of the many moving parts. If you remember from the paragraph above, the drivetrain collaborates with the engine.

The powertrain encompasses every moving component that is critical to the automobile’s success. Its single function is transforming kinetic energy into propulsion movement. If one of these parts fail your automobile might experience some unusual rattling, or shaking.


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