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Apache Sands Service Center provides U-Joint Replacement services to Mesa, AZ, Apache Junction, AZ, Gilbert, AZ, and other surrounding areas.

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

The Basics Behind U-Joint Replacement Services at Apache Sands Service 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 Apache Sands Service 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 Mesa, AZ, Apache Junction, AZ, Gilbert, AZ, and surrounding areas.

Areas Served : Apache Junction AZ | Gilbert AZ | Mesa AZ | and surrounding areas

Tire Brands in Mesa AZ, Apache Junction AZ, and Gilbert AZ at Apache Sands Service Center

Apache Sands Service Center

Apache Sands Service Center has been providing high-quality automotive services in the East Valley since 1956. Our focus has always been on the needs of the customer. Since our start as a gas station and a repair shop, we have grown into a six acre automotive complex. Our Service Department is staffed with ASE-Certified Mechanics that can take care of any automotive repair or maintenance. We can provide automotive services for cars, light trucks, and recreational vehicles. Apache Sands has one of the largest tow truck fleets in the East Valley capable of any towing. We have a 24-hour a day dispatch to take care of towing anytime of the day or night, everyday of the year. RV Dump available. 

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Address: 7602 E. Main Street
Mesa, AZ 85207

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