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OK Tire & Auto Service Thornbury provides U-Joint Replacement services to Thornbury, ON, Collingwood, ON, Meaford, ON, and other surrounding areas.

Approx. Time: 60 Minutes  |   Price Range: Get Quote for Price

The Basics Behind U-Joint Replacement Services at OK Tire & Auto Service Thornbury

Universal joints, often referred to as u-joints, are flexible couplings that serve an important role on your vehicle. One of the primary duties of a u-joint is to transmit the rotational force between the transmission, the driveshaft, and the differentials, which are responsible for turning your vehicle’s drive wheels. As a critical linking component, a u-joint should be flexible enough to compensate for angle and alignment changes between the driveshaft and differentials. U-joints consist of four legs, or trunnions, that extend from the center cross, or body. The legs are covered with bearing caps and are housed within the yoke, which is designed to pivot and spin as they rotate with the driveshaft. Although many original equipment u-joints are sealed, some aftermarket u-joints are greasable and should be lubricated periodically. Understanding the type of u-joints on your vehicle will help you determine the proper maintenance intervals and decide when a u-joint should be replaced.

Why Should You Have U-Joint Replacement Services Performed at OK Tire & Auto Service Thornbury?

Clicking, squeaking, and grinding noises while driving are warning signs that your u-joints may require replacement. The cost of replacing your u-joint can be cheaper than the major repairs you may face if a worn u-joint is left untreated. Vibrations and rattling noises are key indicators of a faulty u-joint. Grinding noises may be an indication of metal on metal, which will cause u-joints to wear out quickly. Because they are subject to torque and force from the engine, u-joints may bend. On older vehicles, u-joints will rust, adding surface resistance onto the joints, making them less able to turn as they once did. Routine inspections of your u-joints have been known to prevent more expensive repairs. Replacing your u-joints at the first sign of trouble will also help prevent failure in your vehicle’s driveline. When you need new u-joints, give us a call.

We proudly service the U-Joint Replacement needs of customers in Thornbury, ON, Collingwood, ON, Meaford, ON, and surrounding areas.

Areas Served : Clarksburg ON | Collingwood ON | Meaford ON | Thornbury ON | and surrounding areas

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About Us

OK Tire & Auto Service Thornbury is a leader in offering name brand tires, wheels, auto repair services for customers located in the Georgian Triangle area that include Clarksburg, ON, Thornbury, ON, Collingwood, ON, and Meaford, ON. OK Tire & Auto Service is at your service for premium tires and quality auto care. We employs a well-trained staff of mechanics and tire technicians that specialize in the sale and installation of passenger car, performance, light truck, or SUV tires. Custom wheels are also available. Special wheels and rims compliment any tire or customer vehicle. Take this opportunity to browse OK Tire & Auto Service Thornbury website or call us for your next auto service.