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Clark Tire Company provides U-Joint Replacement services to Sedalia, MO, Clinton, MO, Jefferson City, MO, and other surrounding areas.

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

The Basics Behind U-Joint Replacement Services at Clark Tire Company

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 Clark Tire Company?

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 Sedalia, MO, Clinton, MO, Jefferson City, MO, and surrounding areas.

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Clark Tire Company

Roll into your local Clark Tire Company location for great deals on new tires and professional auto repair services. We have 10 locations throughout Missouri that are part of the Clark Tire family. Through them, we serve the automotive needs of local families and travelers throughout Sedalia, MO, Chillicothe, MO, Clinton, MO, Jefferson City, MO, Sunrise Beach, MO, Versailles, MO, Camdenton, MO, Hollister, MO, Liberal, MO, and surrounding areas throughout central and southern Missouri. Our mission is to keep you safe on the road. Whether you need a wheel alignment or a transmission replacement, our team can help you out. Use our website to shop for tires online now, and learn more about our many automotive services. Schedule an appointment when you're finished, and come to any of our locations where you'll always be treated like a neighbor.