Pierce Tire and Service Center provides U-Joint Replacement services to Tryon, NC, Columbus, NC, Landrum, SC, and other surrounding areas.

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The Basics Behind U-Joint Replacement Services at Pierce Tire and Service Center

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 Pierce Tire and Service Center?

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 Tryon, NC, Columbus, NC, Landrum, SC, and surrounding areas.

Areas Served : Columbus NC | Landrum SC | Tryon NC | and surrounding areas

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Pierce Tire and Service Center

Pierce Tire and Service Center is a leader in offering name brand tires, 24-hour towing, auto repair, and brake services to customers located in and around the Tryon, North Carolina area. Customer service is the foundation of our business. Pierce Tire and Service Center employs a well-trained staff specializing in the sale and installation of passenger car, performance, and light truck or SUV tires. We also sell trailer tires and specialize in horse trailer repair. Our staff includes ASE-certified technicians ready to restore vehicle performance. Complete under-car services, such as oil changes, brakes, shocks, struts and alignment for both foreign and domestic vehicles are readily available at competitive prices. If you need roadside assistance or towing in Columbus, NC and surrounding areas, give us a call. We're ready to serve you.

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Phone: (828) 859-2061
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Address: 915 South Trade Street
Tryon, NC 28782

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