(406) 259-9877
421 North 13th Street
Billings, MT 59101
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Montana Tire Distributors provides U-Joint Replacement services to Billings, MT, Miles City, MT, Big Timber, MT, and other surrounding areas.

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

The Basics Behind U-Joint Replacement Services at Montana Tire Distributors

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 Montana Tire Distributors?

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 Billings, MT, Miles City, MT, Big Timber, MT, and surrounding areas.

Areas Served : Big Timber MT | Billings MT | Miles City MT | and surrounding areas

Montana Tire Distributors in Billings, MT

When your vehicle needs tires, wheels, or auto repair, there's only one place to go: Montana Tire Distributors in Billings, MT. As the leading tire distributor in our region, we’ve built a strong reputation on exceptional service, attention to detail, and quality workmanship in all of our automotive repairs, wheel installations, and tire services. Montana Tire Distributors carries an A+ rating by the BBB and is certified by the Tire Industry Association (TIA). We’re proud to offer vehicle services to Billings, as well as nearby Miles City and Big Timber, MT. 

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Phone: (406) 259-9877
Fax: (406) 259-9738
Address: 421 North 13th Street
Billings, MT 59101
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