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Tire Mart of Chiefland
1530 NW. 26th Avenue
Chiefland, FL 32626
(352) 493-0013
Tire Mart of Lake City
2700 US Hwy 90
Lake City, FL 32055
(386) 752-0054

Tire Mart provides U-Joint Replacement services to Lake City, FL, Chiefland, FL, Live Oak, FL, and other surrounding areas.

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

The Basics Behind U-Joint Replacement Services at Tire Mart

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 Tire Mart?

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 Lake City, FL, Chiefland, FL, Live Oak, FL, and surrounding areas.

Areas Served : Chiefland FL | Lake City FL | Live Oak FL | and surrounding areas

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Tire Mart

Tire Mart has two locations. The first location is at 2700 US Highway 90 West in Lake City, Florida. This location was founded in 1971 by David Johnson, Sr. and his son-in-law, James Burke, Jr. The business originally was started as a truck stop and restaurant, but changed focus in 1984 when Tire Mart was officially opened. The current managers of this location are James Burke, Jr., and David Johnson, Jr.. The second location was opened in 1998 at 1530 NW 26th Avenue in Chiefland, Florida, and is managed by Jimmy Burke. Customers living in the Lake City, Chiefland and Live Oak communities can choose either one of the Tire Mart facilities. The Lake City location is open Monday through Friday from 8am to 5:30pm and on Saturday from 8am to 1pm. The Chiefland location is open Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm and on Saturday from 8am to 2pm. At Tire Mart, we understand how much of an investment your car is and that’s why we care for each car as if it were our own.

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