(217) 347-7718
1601 W. Fayette Ave.
Effingham, IL 62401

Effingham Tire & Auto Center provides U-Joint Replacement services to Effingham, IL, Sigel, IL, Mattoon, IL, and other surrounding areas.

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

The Basics Behind U-Joint Replacement Services at Effingham Tire & Auto 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 Effingham Tire & Auto 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 Effingham, IL, Sigel, IL, Mattoon, IL, and surrounding areas.

Areas Served : Effingham IL | Mattoon IL | Sigel IL | and surrounding areas

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Effingham Tire & Auto Center is an active member of the Effingham, IL community. Not only does our tire and auto repair shop offer name brand tires, wheels, auto repair, and brake services, but we also contribute actively to community causes and organizations located in and around the Effingham, Illinois area. Customer service is the foundation of our business and we deliver on our promise of great service by going above and beyond to delight our customers. Effingham Tire & Auto Center employs a well-trained staff of mechanics skilled in automotive repair as well as the sale and installation of tires for your car, truck or SUV. Custom wheels are available at Effingham Tire & Auto Center as well. Special wheels and rims compliment any tire or vehicle. Maintenance and under-car services, such as oil changes, brakes, shocks, struts, alignment, and transmission fluid flush for both foreign and domestic vehicles are delivered with great care and quality workmanship at our shop.

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Phone: (217) 347-7718
Fax: (217) 342-7201
Address: 1601 W. Fayette Ave.
Effingham, IL 62401

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