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How much does Universal Joint (U-joint) Replacement cost in Houston?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to in Houston. Our mechanics in Houston are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office in Houston.

Universal Joint (U-joint) Replacement pricing for various cars

CarsEstimateParts CostLabor CostSavingsAverage Dealer Price
2008 Chevrolet Silverado 1500$229$38.92$189.989%$253.92
2012 Nissan NV2500$235$44.53$189.989%$259.53
2012 Nissan NV1500$227$37.15$189.989%$252.15
2006 BMW X5$423$43.52$379.9610%$473.52
2008 BMW 650i$423$43.52$379.9610%$473.52
2008 BMW M6$461$81.44$379.969%$511.44

Universal Joint (U-joint) Replacement Service

What is the Universal Joint (U-joint) all about?

In rear wheel-drive cars, a driveshaft is needed for the tires to rotate. The driveshaft transfers the power from transmission to the rear tires, enabling them to turn.

U-joints hold the drive shaft in place. If the U-joints are not lubricated, the bearings inside the U-joints will wear out over time and the drive shaft will begin to vibrate, while the car is moving. You will feel vibration in the seat or throughout the car. You may also hearing clunking or banging noise when you put the car in a gear.

Keep in mind:

  • It is best to replace all U-joints at the same time, even if only one is broken.
  • If the height of your vehicle has been modified, the U-joints are more likely to give out.

How it's done:

  • Jack up the back side of the car.
  • Remove the drive shaft.
  • Remove and replace the U-joints.

Our recommendation:

A mechanic should lubricate the U-joints during regular maintenance service. Doing so will greatly improve the life of the U-joints.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Universal Joint (U-joint)?

  • Vibration felt in the seat or throughout the car.
  • Abnormal noises coming from underneath the car.
  • Red or pink fluid on the ground (transmission fluid is leaking).

How important is this service?

U-joints are responsible for holding the driveshaft in place. Since the driveshaft transfers power from the transmission to the wheels, it receives a lot of force, and it depends on the U-joints to help it stay sturdy and in place. When the U-joints break, the driveshaft has nothing holding it in place, and so it vibrates heavily, which not only is detrimental to the driveshaft’s health, but also results in a very bumpy ride.


Recent Universal Joint (U-joint) Replacement reviews in Houston

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Adam

17 years of experience
124 reviews
Adam
17 years of experience
Professional

John

27 years of experience
1019 reviews
John
27 years of experience
John was easy to work with and very thorough.

Breck

20 years of experience
681 reviews
Breck
20 years of experience
Breck arrived early and ready to work! Checked my truck from front to back, oil and lube, changed my u-joint, and even sprayed down a wasp nest under my truck! I appreciate Breck, his professionalism, his pleasant personality, and most importantly, getting me back on the road!

Brikk

18 years of experience
389 reviews
Brikk
18 years of experience
Third time to use him. Good guy

Shaun

21 years of experience
204 reviews
Shaun
21 years of experience
Shaun did a meticulous expert job on changing the u-joint on my truck. He even had some fast solutions (tricks-of-trade) to get the job done quicker, yet expertly done. And a very friendly professional. I would highly recommend Shaun and if I ever need a another mechanic I will ask for him. By the way my truck is running smoother and like brand new.

Ajay

9 years of experience
32 reviews
Ajay
9 years of experience
AjayP was friendly, on-time and seems to be a hard worker.

Eric

12 years of experience
230 reviews
Eric
12 years of experience
Arrived on time, competent, knowledgeable, and did the job without any problems. Definitely will request him every time.

Adam

17 years of experience
230 reviews
Adam
17 years of experience
Hi Adam replaced u joints on my car's driveshaft, He was here on time, started promptly, and did a great job. The price was also $250 less than quote from local repair shop. Thanks Adam I will definitely use you again.

James

30 years of experience
873 reviews
James
30 years of experience
James is the best!

Chuck

10 years of experience
347 reviews
Chuck
10 years of experience
Chuck was very professional and personable and very knowledgeable and showed and talked me through the service he was as going to do.

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