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1606 E 20th Street
Farmington, NM 87401

(505) 436-2686

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We offer a variety of Automotive Services at American Car & Truck Care.  Click here to see our entire Automotive Service Catalog.

American Care & Truck Care has a variety of car services; specializing in breaks, alignments, tires, oil changes & air conditioning

The amount of tires that we have at American Car & Truck Care will amaze all customers.  Click here to find your next tire.

Check out our selection of tires at our location in Farmington, New Mexico

American Car & Truck Care provides U-Joint Replacement services to Farmington, NM, Flora Vista, NM, Kirtland, NM, and other surrounding areas.

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

The Basics Behind U-Joint Replacement Services at American Car & Truck Care

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 American Car & Truck Care?

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 Farmington, NM, Flora Vista, NM, Kirtland, NM, and surrounding areas.

Areas Served : Farmington NM | Flora Vista NM | Kirtland NM | and surrounding areas

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American Car & Truck Care

American Car & Truck Care is a pillar in the Farmington, NM community. American Car & Truck Care is a leader in offering name brand tires, wheels, auto repair and brake services for customers located in and around the Farmington, New Mexico area. Our goal is to focus on customer service. It is the foundation of our business. American Car & Truck Care employs a well-trained staff specializing in the sale and installation of passenger car, performance and light truck or SUV tires. Custom wheels are available at American Car & Truck Care. Special wheels compliment any tire or customer vehicle. Complete under-car services, such as oil changes, brakes, shocks, struts, alignment, and transmission fluid flush for both foreign and domestic vehicles are readily available at competitive prices. Take this opportunity to browse American Car & Truck Care website or call our tire and auto repair store for personalized service.

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Phone: 505-436-2686
Fax: 505-564-8444
Address: 1606 E 20th Street
Farmington, NM 87401

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