Top Mechanics For Drive Shaft Repair & Replacements in Bristol
Garage in Bristol, 24 years of experience
I began my career on the YTS scheme through an independent Ford garage. I spent some time working in independent garages gaining experience on a range of makes & models. I moved into a dealership environmen...
ANGELA, Bristol • 19th February 2019
Vauxhall Corsa • Driveshaft replacement - front / passenger side
Mobile mechanic in Bristol, 25 years of experience
I began my mechanic career with an Austin Rover dealership and in my time there it changed to Rover and I worked in the business for around 4 years. For a number of years I worked in various businesses doing...
Mobile mechanic serving Bristol, 8 years of experience
I qualified as a mechanic 20 years ago. I have worked on a wide range of makes of vehicles both in the Czech Republic and the UK. I specialise in VAG vehicles (VW, Audi and Skoda), though I can repair almos...
SAMUEL, Bristol • 29th June 2022
Garage serving Bristol, 10 years of experience
I began my career studying at City of Bristol College to gain my NVQ qualifications. My first role was with All About Bikes in Bristol for over 3 years before moving to Porsche Mode for 12 months then onto a...
Garage serving Bristol, 18 years of experience
I have been in the trade for well over 10 years in the trade and have gained all my experience within the trade throughout that time. I began at M&L Motors in Mitcham Junction, Surrey for 3 years then I move...
Garage serving Bristol, 10 years of experience
Bishop autos a local mobile mechanic business set up in 2012 we are a company specialising in the mobile repair, air con and computer diagnostics of today’s vehicles We specialise in Renault and Nissan ...
Garage serving Bristol, 4 years of experience
Capital MOT & Service Centre are a local, highly reliable garage offering MOT tests, services and a complete range of car maintenance repairs.All makes and models of cars, vans, MPV’s and large goods vehicle...
SCOTT, CARDIFF • 18th July 2020
Ford Fiesta • Driveshaft CV joint replacement - front outer / driver side
Garage serving Bristol, 20 years of experience
Cardiff Trade Centre is an amalgamation with Speedo Auto which was previously trading for over 10 years. The new business began trading in 2014. We operate a 4 ramp workshop with 7 staff and carry out all re...
Mobile mechanic serving Bristol, 15 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 ...
MATT, Gloucester • 14th November 2016
Mobile mechanic serving Bristol, 21 years of experience
I completed my apprenticeship at Brunel Ford in Bristol for around 4 years before moving to Mercedes and Vauxhall respectively to gain valuable knowledge and understand different makes & models of cars. I h...
Garage serving Bristol, 20 years of experience
A sole trader with 20 years in the trade - experience working in both independent garages and dealerships. Working on all makes and models from diagnostics to clutches. Offering both mobile and garage-based ...
Garage in Amesbury, 19 years of experience
I began my career in Weybridge, Surrey for a number of garages picking up great experience to start me off before moving to the New Malden area for a number of years. Prior to setting-up my own business in 2...
Click mechanic ltd always informative kept me up to date at all times
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BRIAN, RINGWOOD. HANTS • 7th August 2016
Renault Master II • Front driveshaft CV joint gaiter replacement - outer right
Garage in Wareham, 37 years of experience
We guarantee fast and reliable repair for your car. From simple oil changes to complex restorations, our highly qualified mechanics will do whatever it takes to get your treasured vehicle looking like new.
Mobile mechanic in Andover, 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 ...
JEREMY, Winchester • 10th March 2021
Garage in Witney, 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...
Frequently asked questions about drive shaft repair & replacements in Bristol
Read our answers to questions about drive shaft repair costs, symptoms and more.
What does a drive shaft replacement in Bristol 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 Bristol?
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 Bristol?
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 Bristol garages offer home collection and delivery for drive shaft repair?
Yes, many garages in Bristol 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 Bristol.
Can Bristol mobile mechanics do drive shaft repair at my home or office?
Yes, Bristol 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.
How much does a drive shaft repair cost in Bristol?
The average cost of a drive shaft repair in Bristol varies between £238 and £371, depending on your car's make and model. See the averages for different makes below. We consolidate industry standard data with millions of data points to give you the most accurate price.
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- Mitsubishi Fuso
- Ford US
- Great Wall
- London Taxi's International
Estimates on repair costs, such as the above results for a drive shaft repair, are created by combining data from multiple third-party sources. The actual cost of using your local repair providers may be outside of the estimated range. We provide estimates on repair costs for information only and accept no liability for any inaccuracies or errors. If you think an estimate is incorrect, please contact us to let us know.
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