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1688 Piner Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95403 - (707) 544-3420

Valley Tire & Brake provides U-Joint Replacement services to Santa Rosa, CA, Windsor, CA, Sebastopol, CA, and other surrounding areas.

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The Basics Behind U-Joint Replacement Services at Valley Tire & Brake

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 Valley Tire & Brake?

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 Santa Rosa, CA, Windsor, CA, Sebastopol, CA, and surrounding areas.

Areas Served : Santa Rosa CA | Sebastopol CA | Windsor CA | and surrounding areas

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Valley Tire & Brake

Valley Tire & Brake was founded by John McGill Jr. in 1968. Raised in Santa Rosa, California as a third generation Sonoma County resident, John’s community roots go deep as do his children’s and his grandchildren’s (Valley Tire & Brake is now in its fifth generation). We proudly provide auto repairs and tire service to Santa Rosa and the surrounding areas of Roseland, Monroe, South Santa Rosa, Bellevue, McCauley, Melita, and Fulton within Sonoma County, California.

Valley Tire & Brake has grown over the last 40 years to include 22 of the finest automotive service staff in Santa Rosa with 25 free loaner cars while yours is being serviced or repaired. We're known for our tire, brake, and front service work but our mechanical staff now handles an array of auto repairs that include engine maintenance, repair, and smog services. Right across the street is our RV and truck department, muffler and exhaust department, and the fastest efficient oil change around, Valley Fast Oil & Lube.

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Address: 1688 Piner Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

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