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1901 Cerrillos Rd. • Santa Fe, NM 87505
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Amigo Tire and Auto provides U-Joint Replacement services to Santa Fe, NM, Taos, NM, Las Vegas, NM, and other surrounding areas.

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The Basics Behind U-Joint Replacement Services at Amigo Tire and Auto

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 Amigo Tire and Auto?

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 Fe, NM, Taos, NM, Las Vegas, NM, and surrounding areas.

Areas Served : Las Vegas NM | Santa Fe NM | Taos NM | and surrounding areas

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Amigo Tire and Auto in Santa Fe, NM

Amigo Tire and Auto repair is here to serve the auto repair and tire needs of the greater Santa Fe region. Our auto repair and tire shop is locally-owned and operated since 1981. Put our championship team to work for you when you need tires, alignments, exhaust system work, brakes, shocks and struts, and more. If you see a check engine light in your vehicle, stop in! Need wheels? We can help there too with a great selection of rims at affordable prices. We also offer custom metalwork, pure nitrogen inflation, auto glass repair and window tinting. Give us a call or stop in to learn more about what we can do for your car, truck, or SUV.

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Phone: (505) 984-0900
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Address: 1901 Cerrillos Rd
Santa Fe, NM 87505
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