Kalona Tire provides U-Joint Replacement services to Kalona, IA, Williamsburg, IA, Lone Tree, IA, and other surrounding areas.

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

The Basics Behind U-Joint Replacement Services at Kalona Tire

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 Kalona Tire?

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 Kalona, IA, Williamsburg, IA, Lone Tree, IA, and surrounding areas.

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Kalona Tire, Williamsburg Tire & Service, and Lone Tree Tire & Service

Kalona Tire, Williamsburg Tire & Service, and Lone Tree Tire & Service serve our regions with excellence.  All of our locations are leaders in offering name brand tires and auto repairs - all with a promise of great service and great pricing. In addition to taking care of your car, truck, or SUV with tires or auto repairs, we also offer a full suite of commercial services. Come to us for diesel repair, commercial truck tires, inspections, and more. If you need farm tires, our agricultural tire selection is second to none in the Lone Tree, Kalona, and Williamsburg regions. Need your car repaired or serviced? See any of our locations for oil changes, brakes, shocks, struts, alignments or other services. We can help you take better care of your vehicle while also offering a great deal on complete automotive care. For tires, trust any of our shops for the best deals from the best brands!

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