7835 Ivory Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63111
(314) 638-2710
1150 St. Louis Rd.
Collinsville, IL 62234
(618) 345-0611
25 Commercial St.
Millstadt, IL 62260
(618) 476-7490

Mike's Automotive provides U-Joint Replacement services to Collinsville, IL, St. Louis, MO, Millstadt, IL, and other surrounding areas.

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The Basics Behind U-Joint Replacement Services at Mike's Automotive

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 Mike's Automotive?

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 Collinsville, IL, St. Louis, MO, Millstadt, IL, and surrounding areas.

Areas Served : Collinsville IL | Millstadt IL | St. Louis MO | and surrounding areas

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Mike's Automotive

For the best in auto repairs & tires in and around the St. Louis, MO area, call Mike's Automotive. Since 1976, drivers like you have relied on the experts at our shop to take care of all your car repair and tire needs. We specialize in engine rebuilding and automotive machine shop services, but we can assist with general auto repairs, too. Our skilled technicians use quality parts from AC Delco and we're a t3-certified tire shop, to boot. Choose tires for your car, truck, or SUV from the industry's best brands. No matter what your vehicle needs, if you live in the Saint Louis, MO area,  bring it to us and experience us continuing the tradition of excellence.

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