12 Great Hill Road, Ansonia, CT 06401
(Located in the Tri-Town Plaza)
(203) 735-7887
Hours: Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00
Enter through Tri-Town Plaza

Welcome to Tire Shak

Since opening its doors back in 1971, Tire Shak has provided both the highest quality tires and automotive repair services to its clientele. Currently located at 12 Great Hill Rd., Ansonia, CT, the Tire Shak also serves customers from neighboring areas including Seymour, Oxford, Derby, Shelton, Woodbridge, and Naugatuck.

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Tire Shak provides U-Joint Replacement services to Ansonia, CT, Seymour, CT, Oxford, CT, and other surrounding areas.
Approx. Time: 60 Minutes  |   Price Range: Get Quote for Price

The Basics Behind U-Joint Replacement Services at Tire Shak

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 Tire Shak?

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 Ansonia, CT, Seymour, CT, Oxford, CT, and surrounding areas.

Areas Served : Ansonia CT | Oxford CT | Seymour CT | and surrounding areas

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Tire Shak

Since opening its doors back in 1971, Tire Shak has provided both the highest quality tires and automotive repair services to its clientele. Currently located at 12 Great Hill Rd., Ansonia, CT, the Tire Shak also proudly serves customers from neighboring areas including Seymour, Oxford, Derby, Shelton, Woodbridge, Naugatuck, and Beacon Falls. The store specializes in tires, brakes, front end work, wheel alignments, oil changes, as well as shocks and struts. The highly trained and courteous staff of mechanics provides a wide range of services such as flat repairs, computer spin balance, and low profile tire installations. Customers can count on only the most durable and reliable products from well-known names MICHELIN®, BFGoodrich® and Uniroyal®.

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Phone: 203-735-7887
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Address: 12 Great Hill Road
Ansonia, CT 06401

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