3475 N. Peck Road, El Monte, CA 91731 Call us at (626) 442-3180

12130 Washington Blvd, Whittier, CA 90606 Call us at (562) 646-3240

Star Tire provides U-Joint Replacement services to El Monte, CA, Whittier, CA, Los Angeles, CA, and other surrounding areas.

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

The Basics Behind U-Joint Replacement Services at Star Tire

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 Star Tire?

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 El Monte, CA, Whittier, CA, Los Angeles, CA, and surrounding areas.

Areas Served : El Monte CA | Los Angeles CA | Whittier CA | and surrounding areas

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Star Tire

Star Tire is your source for tires, rims, and auto repair services. For more than 50 years, we've served customers from throughout the San Gabriel Valley with the auto services they need to keep their vehicles running at their best. We have two locations in El Monte CA and Whittier CA to better serve your car care needs. See our well-trained staff for passenger car, performance and light truck or SUV tires that take into account both your budget and your need for performance. Need rims? We can help there too with our wheel selection. Make Star Tire your auto service center for all repairs and scheduled vehicle maintenance, as both of our locations offer services like oil changes, brakes, shocks, struts, alignments, and more for both foreign and domestic vehicles. Contact us today to schedule your auto service appointment or to get a quote on an auto repair at one of our shops. 

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Phone: (626) 442-3180
Fax: 626-442-8343
Address: 3475 N. Peck Road
El Monte, CA 91731
Phone: 562-646-3240
Fax: 562-646-3243
Address: 12130 Washington Blvd
Whittier, CA 90606

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