Universal Joint (U-joint) Replacement at your home or office in San Francisco.

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

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to in San Francisco. Our mechanics in San Francisco 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 San Francisco.

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

CarsEstimateParts CostLabor CostSavingsAverage Dealer Price
2006 Dodge Stratus$255$65.30$189.988%$280.30
2013 Nissan Armada$206$15.58$189.9810%$230.58
2009 Dodge Charger$324$133.93$189.987%$348.93
2008 BMW Z4$461$81.44$379.969%$511.44
2016 BMW 535i$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 San Francisco

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Brikk

18 years of experience
389 reviews
Brikk
18 years of experience
Good guy. Would use again.
Nice guy. Despite a couple of snags beyond his control that caused it taking well over the quoted time and charges, he hung in there and completed the change out. No complaints. Keep in mind that these guys are locked into the quote, no matter how long it takes. I'd request him if I need on the spot service again.

Adam

17 years of experience
231 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.

Christopher

20 years of experience
311 reviews
Christopher
20 years of experience
On-time, very professional, speedy and quality work

Rodric

14 years of experience
414 reviews
Rodric
14 years of experience
Arrived on time and got the job done. Stellar!

Adam

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

Max

10 years of experience
56 reviews
Max
10 years of experience
Did a great job on time and fixed properly will use service again

Luis

22 years of experience
112 reviews
Luis
22 years of experience
Luis is always concerned about the customer's satisfaction with his work. I like his patience when explaining car issues that I don't understand. He's friendly snd very nice, and he gets the job done as expeditiously as possible.

Walter

46 years of experience
344 reviews
Walter
46 years of experience
Walter cares about doing the right thing for the customer which is getting harder to find these days. He showed up on time, fixed the problem and explained the repair very well.

Jimmi

27 years of experience
238 reviews
Jimmi
27 years of experience
Superb

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