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Alpine Tire provides U-Joint Replacement services to Glenwood Springs, CO, Rifle, CO, Aspen, CO, and other surrounding areas.

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The Basics Behind U-Joint Replacement Services at Alpine 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 Alpine 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 Glenwood Springs, CO, Rifle, CO, Aspen, CO, and surrounding areas.

Areas Served : Glenwood Springs, CO | Rifle, CO | Aspen, CO | and surrounding areas

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Alpine Tire

Alpine Tire has been serving the Roaring Fork Valley since 1980. We're committed to providing you with the highest quality customer service and the best products on the market. We only sell reputable tires and wheels from reliable brands, and we provide professional maintenance and auto repair services using high-quality equipment. See us for your next brake repair, belt and hose replacement, suspension service, oil change, and much more. Our staff works on both foreign and domestic vehicles. Our family-owned and operated business serves customers located in and around the Glenwood Springs, Colorado area. We employ a well-trained staff specializing in the sale and installation of passenger car, performance, and light truck or SUV tires. Our custom wheel selection is diverse with many styles and sizes available. We can keep your tires and wheels at their best with routine rotation, balancing, and alignment services. Use our website to shop for tires online or learn more about the automotive repair services we provide.

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Phone: (970) 945-6662
Fax: (970) 945-9561
Address: 2750 S. Glen Ave.
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

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