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Hubbs Tire Center provides U-Joint Replacement services to Salem, MO, Rolla, MO, Licking, MO, and other surrounding areas.

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

The Basics Behind U-Joint Replacement Services at Hubbs Tire Center

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 Hubbs Tire Center?

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 Salem, MO, Rolla, MO, Licking, MO, and surrounding areas.

Areas Served : Licking MO | Rolla MO | Salem MO | and surrounding areas

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About Us

Hubbs Tire Center proudly serves Salem, Rolla, Licking, Doss, Short Bend, Rhyse, Edgar Springs, Lecoma, and Bunker, MO. When you need new tires, an oil change, or automotive service, call us for fast and friendly service you can count onHubbs Tire Center carries name brand tires at competitive prices. We're a top tire dealer in the Salem, MO region and can service your vehicle with quality workmanship each and every time. Our auto repair and tire shop employs a well-trained staff specializing in the sale and installation of passenger car, performance, light truck, or SUV tires. Custom wheels are available at our shop, too! Call us today to schedule service or to learn more about how we can help with your vehicle.