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Top Mechanics For Drive Shaft Repair & Replacements in Berkshire

26 Reviews

Garage in Berkshire, 10 years of experience

10 Years Experience with 6 years as VW Specialist and Mobile Mechanic for the last 2 years , very Knowledgeable , self-motivated, reliable, responsible and hard working person, excellent diagnostic and probl...

54 Reviews

Mobile mechanic in Berkshire, 19 years of experience

Mobile mechanic offering the following services for all makes and models. Servicing Repairs Diagnostics MOTs. Previously worked for the biggest fleet management service for the UK, servicing and re...

34 Reviews

Garage serving Berkshire, 14 years of experience

I am Andrei a passionate mechanic with over 14 years of experience . I have also a Electrical and Electronic engineering diploma and lots of knowledge of the car electrical systems.

1136 Reviews

Garage serving Berkshire, 20 years of experience

I did my apprenticeship at a garage in Swindon as I studied with Northstar College. After graduating I left and went to Charlie Browns auto services for 2-3 years. Following my time at Charlie Browns I went ...

195 Reviews

Mobile mechanic serving Berkshire, 30 years of experience

I have worked in the car repair industry for over 30 years. Operating as a mobile mechanic in this area for over 25 years

250 Reviews

Garage serving Berkshire, 25 years of experience

I started my career at 16 years old at a ford main dealer studying for my qualifications at the same time. Moved from ford and started building cars for films (And in the back ground started as a part tim...

Sms

1161 Reviews

Garage serving Berkshire, 20 years of experience

Jon owns and operates SMS Autocare and has been running the business for over 15 years in the Slough area. Prior to setting up SMS Autocare Jon completed his apprenticeship and was then a mobile mechanic for...

29 Reviews

Mobile mechanic serving Berkshire, 8 years of experience

Here at DAWA you can rest assured that you are in safe hands, we have a team with over 8 years of experience working on all make and models of car, servicing car or changing brake or changing clutches we can...

17 Reviews

Mobile mechanic serving Berkshire, 20 years of experience

I've been a one man band since school! I was lucky enough to be head hunted by independent and franchise MOT test centres like Quick Fit. As an MOT tester and mechanic, I was quickly promoted at one franchis...

48 Reviews

Mobile mechanic serving Berkshire, 19 years of experience

After finishing my college education I then did my apprenticeship for 4 years at a local independent garage. Proceeded then to a local Mercedes 1 year learning on the trade and Peugeot main dealership for 1 ...

118 Reviews

Garage serving Berkshire, 20 years of experience

After qualifying with a distinction in Mechanical Engineering from Oxford College, I have worked in various workshops over the past 20 years gaining a wealth of experience and knowledge. This included workin...

51 Reviews

Mobile mechanic serving Berkshire, 10 years of experience

I began my mechanic career with MotorWorx in Marlow who are BMW specialists I worked there for around 6 years before moving to Tower Garage in Marlow for 2 years. Prior to setting-up my own business I worked...

190 Reviews

Garage serving Berkshire, 8 years of experience

Mobile mechanic services covering servicing, maintenance, oil change, brakes, MOT appointments and failure repairs, as well as bodywork repair and painting. Previous experience in a BMW service centre as ...

159 Reviews

Garage serving Berkshire, 40 years of experience

I completed my apprenticeship with Blox Services in London and subsequetly spent 13 years there before the business closed down. My move after Blox Services was to a well known security company called Securi...

36 Reviews

Garage serving Berkshire, 25 years of experience

I completed my apprenticeship with Ridgeway Volkswagen in Reading & was there for 5 years. I moved next to Grosvenor Motor Company in Reading which was a BMW specialist for 3 years. I worked with Pangbourne...

Frequently asked questions about drive shaft repair & replacements in Berkshire

Read our answers to questions about drive shaft repair costs, symptoms and more.

What does a drive shaft replacement in Berkshire involve?

  • The mechanic will jack the car safely.
  • The mechanic will inspect the drive shaft.
  • If necessary the mechanic will replace the faulty driveshaft
  • The mechanic will advise if other components need to be replaced.
  • The mechanic will re-check the drive assembly and test drive the car.
  • If necessary, the mechanic will make adjustments.

What are the symptoms of a bad drive shaft?

  • When the car vibrates whilst driving, noticeable through the steering wheel.
  • When there is a thudding or clunking noise coming from underneath or the back of the car.
  • When there is a squeaking noise coming from underneath or the back of the car.
  • When the car does not move at all.

How long does it take to replace a driveshaft in Berkshire?

A drive shaft replacement typically takes 1 hour, but can take less or more time. Ultimately, the time that the job will take depends on a range of factors. For example, your vehicle's make and model, year, as well as other factors. Select your car at the top of this page for information on job time and cost for your vehicle through ClickMechanic.

When should a drive shaft be replaced?

While the driveshaft itself is usually not prone to wear over time and there is no set lifespan, it can get damaged. Usually due to an accident or because the shaft was damaged will driving over a bump or through a pothole. In many cases like this the car becomes practically undriveable with severe knocking noises.

Addressing issues with the drive shaft timely and professionally is key to prevent further, more expensive, damage to the car. Should you experience problems with driveshaft then it is advisable to have it inspected and, if necessary, have the driveshaft replaced. Always service the driveshaft as and when stipulated in the guidelines set out by your car's manufacturer.

How much does it cost to replace a prop shaft in Berkshire?

The cost for a prop shaft replacement depends on your car and what parts your car's manufacturer recommends using for the replacement. Furthermore it will also depend on your location.

Is a worn drive shaft an MOT failure?

Yes, a worn drive shaft can lead to an MOT failure if one its component checked during the MOT has an issue. For example, vehicles often fail their MOT on the CV joint section of the driveshaft, or indeed the CV boots.

What happens when your drive shaft goes out?

When your driveshaft goes out or fails you will hear a loud grinding or clunking noise as the driveshaft breaks. It can lead to the wheels no longer turning properly and a loss of control of the car. It will very likely also lead to further damage to the suspension and drivetrain.

It's important to get your driveshafts checked periodically and address any issues.

Can Berkshire garages offer home collection and delivery for drive shaft repair?

Yes, many garages in Berkshire are able to offer collection and delivery for a drive shaft repair. With ClickMechanic collection & delivery is free if your vehicle is drivable. Once booked a mechanic will pick up the vehicle on the day and time of your choice, do the work, and return the vehicle at a time convenient to you. Simply enter your vehicle registration number and postcode to get an upfront price for a drive shaft repair in Berkshire.

Can Berkshire mobile mechanics do drive shaft repair at my home or office?

Yes, Berkshire mobile mechanics can do a drive shaft repair at your home or office, provided there is a safe and sufficient space to conduct the repair or replacement. With ClickMechanic, once booked for a date and time of your choice, your booking will be offered to vetted mobile mechanics in your area.

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