Top Mechanics For Drive Shaft Repair & Replacements in Dorset
Garage in Dorset, 73 years of experience
We are a village garage and have been providing garage services to the local area since 1949 we are a family run business. Our services include: All vehicle repairs, Mot’s, servicing, winter checks and diagn...
LIN, BOURNEMOUTH • 10th January 2023
Peugeot 208 • Front driveshaft CV joint gaiter replacement - outer left
Garage in Dorset, 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.
Garage serving Dorset, 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 serving Dorset, 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...
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BRIAN, RINGWOOD. HANTS • 7th August 2016
Renault Master II • Front driveshaft CV joint gaiter replacement - outer right
Garage serving Dorset, 15 years of experience
Starting my apprenticeship at Renault I then moved to a local independent garage where I spent 11 years building my mechanical knowledge. I then made the transition to self-employed were I offer a mobile ser...
PAUL, Bristol • 17th February 2019
Land Rover Range Rover Sport • Front driveshaft CV joint gaiter replacement - inner left
Mobile mechanic serving Dorset, 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 Southampton, 20 years of experience
I began my career as a mechanic when I was 17 years old in Portugal. When I was 22 years old I set-up my own garage in for around 7 years before moving to the UK in 2007. I worked in various garages in order...
Garage in Fareham, 13 years of experience
Three years' work experience within a family run garage and ten years' work experience as a freelance Mobile Mechanic in Fareham and surrounding areas.
Garage in Corsham, 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...
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...
Garage in Melksham, 10 years of experience
worked as a mechanic in independent and main dealer shops and decided to go off on my own to offer a mobile repair service.
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 Portsmouth, 12 years of experience
At Portsmouth Brakes and Tyres, we believe in efficient, easy and convenience driving can bring to every individual, families and businesses. We are committed to keeping you on the road and with our dedicate...
DAVID, Fareham • 12th July 2019
MG ZR • Front driveshaft CV joint gaiter replacement - outer left
Garage in Portsmouth, 20 years of experience
With over 25 years of experience, Enterprise MOT’s provides high quality service and peace of mind for all your vehicle repairs, maintenance, and testing needs. Based centrally in Paulsgrove, Portsmouth w...
Garage in Denmead, 13 years of experience
Antony - Mechanic for 13 years - MOT tester - Main dealership certificated As a master technician - Trained in technical diagnostic equipment. And electrical diagnostics Our aim is to give you the best...
JOE, SOUTHSEA • 4th April 2018
Ford Fiesta • Front driveshaft CV joint replacement - left (both)
Frequently asked questions about drive shaft repair & replacements in Dorset
Read our answers to questions about drive shaft repair costs, symptoms and more.
What does a drive shaft replacement in Dorset 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 Dorset?
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 Dorset?
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 Dorset garages offer home collection and delivery for drive shaft repair?
Yes, many garages in Dorset 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 Dorset.
Can Dorset mobile mechanics do drive shaft repair at my home or office?
Yes, Dorset 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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