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(207) 850-1080 328 Jagger Mill Rd, Sanford, Maine 04073
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Chandler's Automotive and Towing provides U-Joint Replacement services to Springvale, ME, Sanford, ME, Alfred, ME, and other surrounding areas.

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

The Basics Behind U-Joint Replacement Services at Chandler's Automotive and Towing

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 Chandler's Automotive and Towing?

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 Springvale, ME, Sanford, ME, Alfred, ME, and surrounding areas.

Areas Served : Alfred ME | Sanford ME | Springvale ME | and surrounding areas

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Chandler's Automotive and Towing in Sanford, ME

Chandler's Automotive and Towing offers the best deals on name brand tires and rims in the greater Sanford region, plus a full suite of automotive services. For auto repairs in Sanford, there's no better place to take your car, truck, or SUV to get fixed. Our skilled technicians are here to offer service with integrity. Need a tow? We have towing services available 24/7 to help you when you need it most. We'll tow within a 50 mile radius, too. When it comes tires, shop our huge selection online using our tire fitment guide or call us to learn more about our selection. We proudly serve Sanford, Springvale, and Alfred, ME at our shop, which is also an AAA-Approved Repair Facility and official NAPA AutoCare Center.

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Phone: (207) 850-1080
Fax: (207) 850-1087
Address: 328 Jagger Mill Rd
Sanford, ME 04073
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