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How to Buy a Good Quality Universal Joint (U-joint)

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The universal joint is an important part in your car, and it can be found at the end of the vehicle's propshaft. The universal joint, also called a UJ, makes it possible for your rear axle to safely move up and down where the gearbox is concerned.

As is the case with car parts, the universal joint is prone to wear and tear over the time, which can lead to the part failing. At this point it’s necessary to replace the universal joint.

When shopping for a new universal joint keep a couple things in mind:

  • Warranty: Be sure to look for a universal joint that has a warranty available on it, which should be the case with a brand new part.

  • Various inserts: Be sure to look into the different inserts. There are universal joints that feature a spring lock clip that is removable, or there are those with plastic inserts. The ones with the plastic inserts tend to be more labor-intensive to replace.

The universal joint should always be kept in good condition, so if you have any doubts about yours, be sure to get it looked at sooner rather than later.

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Robert

19 years of experience
711 reviews
Robert
19 years of experience
Dodge Ram 1500 - Universal Joint (U-joint) - Denver, Colorado
Professional and explained procedures in completing the job
Chevrolet G30 - Universal Joint (U-joint) - Denver, Colorado
Communicative, reliable and efficient.

Scott

33 years of experience
377 reviews
Scott
33 years of experience
Nissan Frontier - Universal Joint (U-joint) - Arvada, Colorado
Scott was great. He was on time, professional, communicative and performed the services I needed even though there was a mix up on the order. I would happily book him for more services.

Andrew

14 years of experience
272 reviews
Andrew
14 years of experience
Dodge B350 - Universal Joint (U-joint) - Camas, Washington
Showed up earlier and did the replacement right away. Easy to work with, nice guy. I haven’t been able to test drive yet.

Phillip

18 years of experience
251 reviews
Phillip
18 years of experience
Nissan Armada - Universal Joint (U-joint) - Lincoln, California
Phillip went above and beyond to explain to me my car repair! I’d call him back for another repair in a heart beat! Thank you Phillip for the personalized service!

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