(815) 434-0389 | 1011 Columbus St. | Ottawa, IL 61350

Jim Boe Service provides U-Joint Replacement services to Ottawa, IL, Streator, IL, Peru, IL, and other surrounding areas.

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

The Basics Behind U-Joint Replacement Services at Jim Boe Service

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 Jim Boe Service?

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 Ottawa, IL, Streator, IL, Peru, IL, and surrounding areas.

Areas Served : Ottawa IL | Peru IL | Streator IL | and surrounding areas

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Jim Boe Service in Ottawa, IL

Jim Boe Service is an auto repair shop, tire dealer, and full-service gas station in Ottawa, IL. As a proud member of the Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce and a certified NAPA AutoCare Center, we go the extra mile to ensure that you have a great experience with us. Whether you need a great deal on tires in Streator, IL or auto repairs in Peru, IL, we're located just minutes away and can service the automotive needs of your car, truck or SUV. Trust us for complete automotive care and service with a smile. After all, service is our specialty! We've been serving the automotive and tire needs of Ottawa, Peru, and Streator since 1961. Visit us today for automotive care that you can count on and a level of service that only Jim Boe Service can provide!

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Address: 1011 Columbus St.
Ottawa, IL 61350
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