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313 E Chestnut Street
Sterling, co 80751
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Platte River Tires provides U-Joint Replacement services to Sterling, CO, Fort Morgan, CO, Julesburg, CO, and other surrounding areas.

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

The Basics Behind U-Joint Replacement Services at Platte River Tires

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 Platte River Tires?

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 Sterling, CO, Fort Morgan, CO, Julesburg, CO, and surrounding areas.

Areas Served : Fort Morgan CO | Julesburg CO | Sterling CO | and surrounding areas

Platte River Tires in Sterling, CO

Platte River Tires is the best place to go for tires and auto repairs in Sterling, CO. Our tire selection features top brands for all types of vehicles and applications. If you need farm tires, industrial tires, OTR tires, commercial tires, or a new set of tires for your car, truck, or SUV, you can trust us to provide great tires at a great value. Save on Cooper tires and more. Need an auto repair in Sterling, CO? We keep you rolling in more ways than one with A/C repair, brake repair, differential repair, engine diagnostics, gas and diesel engine repair, transmission repair, and more. We serve Sterling, CO, Fort Morgan, CO, Julesburg, CO with the best in automotive service and tires - including tires for your large sprinkler, semi truck tires, and retail tires.

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Sterling, CO 80751

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