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Festerling's Auto Service provides U-Joint Replacement services to Petoskey, MI, Harbor Springs, MI, Alanson, MI, and other surrounding areas.

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

The Basics Behind U-Joint Replacement Services at Festerling's Auto Service

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 Festerling's Auto Service?

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 Petoskey, MI, Harbor Springs, MI, Alanson, MI, and surrounding areas.

Areas Served : Alanson MI | Harbor Springs MI | Petoskey MI | and surrounding areas

Festerling's Auto Service in Petoskey, MI

Festerling's Auto Service is your local tire dealer and auto repair shop in Petoskey, MI. Locally owned and operated, we help drivers in our areas and surrounding communities like Harbor Springs, MI and Alanson, MI keep their vehicles running safe. Come to us for affordable new tires from your favorite brands, scheduled maintenance that prevents car problems before they start, and precise auto repair services. From top to bottom, inside and out, we're here to get your car, light truck, or commercial fleet vehicle back on the road. If you can't get to us, we provide a 24-hour towing and wrecker service. Call us today when you're in need.

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Phone: (231) 347-6251
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Address: 1190 M-119
Petoskey, MI 49770
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