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  • Honesty & Integrity
  • Good Service
  • Family Owned & Operated Since 1972
(425) 454-6986
8401 NE 12th St • Medina, WA 98039
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Medina Chevron provides U-Joint Replacement services to Medina, WA, Bellevue, WA, Clyde Hill, WA, and other surrounding areas.

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

The Basics Behind U-Joint Replacement Services at Medina Chevron

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 Medina Chevron?

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 Medina, WA, Bellevue, WA, Clyde Hill, WA, and surrounding areas.

Areas Served : Medina, WA | Bellevue, WA | Clyde Hill, WA | and surrounding areas

Medina Chevron in Medina, WA

What started as a full-service gas station in 1972 has since grown into Medina's top tire dealer and auto repair shop: Medina Chevron. Built on a strong reputation of honesty and integrity, our family-owned and operated service station prides itself on delivering good service, whether you come to us for the best deal on tires in Medina, or for when you need auto repair close to the nearby communities of Bellevue, Clyde Hill, or other Seattle suburbs. Besides tires and auto repairs, we also perform repairs on boat trailer wheel bearings, wheelbarrow tires, and similar items. Call us today to learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment.

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Phone: (425) 454-6986
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Address: 8401 NE 12th St
Medina, WA 98039
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