Phoenix U Joint Repair
Image you’re enjoying your day driving around Phoenix, enjoying the beautiful city around you when suddenly you feel a vibration through your vehicle. First you get that sinking feeling that you may get stuck on the side of the road and the the fear of expensive repairs. So, take a deep breath and relax, it may just be your u joints wearing out. And with Perez Auto Repair in Phoenix you can sop in and our expert technicians can quickly diagnose the problem and the possible repair. In rear-wheel drive cars, the rear wheels are rotated by the driveshaft, which does the job of transferring the engine’s power from the vehicle’s transmission to the rear wheels. A vehicle’s driveshaft is held in place by u-joints, which are built with bearings that reduce friction and keep the driveshaft moving smoothly. If u-joints are not properly lubricated, then these bearings will wear out over time, and the driveshaft will begin to vibrate, resulting in a less smooth ride. Your car will feel rough.. You will start to feel vibration in your seat or throughout your car, as well as a clunk when you shift your car into gear.
If you find out that you have a broken u-joint, even if the rest look fine, it is best to replace them all at the same time. If one is worn out, in all likelihood, the other ones are as well – it just may not be visibly apparent yet. Cars that are raised or lowered from stock ride height will also be more likely to wear out u-joints faster.
Some common symptoms of worn or broken u-joints are vibrations felt in the seat or throughout the car, abnormal noises from the chassis, especially when shifting, and red or pink transmission fluid leaking, with visible drops under the car after sitting for a while.
U-joints are responsible for holding the driveshaft in place. This means that they have to be very strong in order to withstand the extreme forces which are placed upon them. When your car’s u-joints break, the driveshaft has nothing holding it in place, and will vibrate heavily. This will not only give you a rough ride, but result in your vehicle’s driveshaft wearing out more quickly. Therefore, if you find that you have worn u-joints, you should get them replaced as soon as possible in order to avoid needing a much more costly driveshaft replacement sooner than you should have to.
Always keep your vehicle in good condition and ensure the safety of yourself, your loved ones, and those around you! If you believe your vehicle’s u joints need service or are not sure and would like to have your car diagnosed, contact Perez Auto Repair online via phone 602-269-3576 or stop into our facility located at 429 S. 35th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85009.