Top Mechanics For Drive Shaft Repair & Replacements in Norfolk
Garage in Norfolk, 25 years of experience
I started off working in the trade when I was at school doing day release in an Audi dealership. I undertook a couple of more years there there undertaking my apprentiship before moving onto become a tyre sp...
JOHN, Norwich • 20th May 2021
Vauxhall Corsa • Front driveshaft CV joint gaiter replacement - inner left
Garage serving Norfolk, 28 years of experience
I served my apprenticeship well over twenty years ago as a mechanic working for a Renault / Ford dealership and then went on to work for an Audi / Volkswagen and BMW specialist. I set-up my own business in A...
JEREMY, BRANDON SUFFOLK • 6th April 2016
Rover 25 • Front driveshaft CV joint replacement - inner left
Garage serving Norfolk, 26 years of experience
I started my career with a tyre business called Hemel First Choice Tyres in Hemel Hempstead for 5 years. I set up my own tyre business within Bury Road Garage in Hemel Hempstead for around a year. I moved to...
JOHN, Stowmarket • 8th September 2016
Fiat Ulysse • Front driveshaft CV joint gaiter replacement - outer right
Garage serving Norfolk, 20 years of experience
I have been in the motor trade for the last 20 years I have worked mainly in dealerships and have worked on a wide range of vehicles from cars to hgv I will be able to undertake most jobs at any location if ...
ANDREW, ALFORD • 22nd April 2022
Alfa Romeo 159 • Additional work following previous booking
Mobile mechanic in Colchester, 22 years of experience
Lexden Vehicle Services offers professional mobile servicing, repairs, diagnostics and more in the Colchester and district area. We come to your home or place of work, weekdays or weekends at a time to suit...
Garage in Huntingdon, 29 years of experience
After finishing college I jumped straight into independent garages. I built my skills and experience for a number of years before joining a Ford dealership. And working for various independent garages workin...
Mobile mechanic in Colchester, 30 years of experience
I have always worked on my own throughout my career and I worked part-time in a garage helping out for a number of years with Stanway Garage in Colchester and I am also a qualified MOT tester. I have taken m...
Garage in Clacton, 30 years of experience
J & T M Autos have a workshop in St Oysth Clacton-on-Sea. We carry out all general repairs, servicing, diagnostic and mot work on any vehicle.
Garage in Louth, 32 years of experience
Gordons Auto and Electrical services was first created in 1980 by my late Father based in Doncaster. I started Gordons Autos (Southern) in 1990 as a hobby that was growing into a business. It was a part time...
DONNA, Mablethorpe • 24th August 2019
Renault Grand Scenic • Driveshaft CV joint replacement - front outer / driver side
Garage in Essex, 20 years of experience
I pride myself on quality repairs, good value and good customer service throughout. I have been a vehicle technician for around 20 years starting out at a family run independent garage, completing a 5 year ...
Garage in Harlow, 25 years of experience
Harlow Auto Centre are based in the town of Harlow, a short walk to the town centre and close to Harlow train station. We have many years experience in the motor industry and the garage is fully IMI & RMI a...
Mobile mechanic in Ongar, 24 years of experience
5 years MOT tester 15 years vw audi seat skoda specialists 24 years experience on all makes and models
MICK, BRAUGHING • 9th October 2021
SEAT Ibiza • Driveshaft CV joint replacement - front outer / driver side
Garage in Norfolk, 22 years of experience
I have been involved in cars as a designer, engineer and technician for over 22years. I have designed, developed and built bespoke sports cars, motorbikes, Ambulances and race car trailers over these year...
Garage in Norfolk, 18 years of experience
Here at MOTOMED we treat your car like it’s our very own. Our team of professionals use only the highest quality products. We only fix what needs to be fixed, and we guarantee each and every repair. When we ...
Garage in Norfolk, 35 years of experience
Having spent many years working in various independent garages & main dealer workshops, I decided to increase my expertise and added degree in Mechanical Engineering to our skill set. We are able to offer o...
CHRIS, Norwich • 17th March 2023
Frequently asked questions about drive shaft repair & replacements in Norfolk
Read our answers to questions about drive shaft repair costs, symptoms and more.
What does a drive shaft replacement in Norfolk 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 Norfolk?
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 Norfolk?
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 Norfolk garages offer home collection and delivery for drive shaft repair?
Yes, many garages in Norfolk 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 Norfolk.
Can Norfolk mobile mechanics do drive shaft repair at my home or office?
Yes, Norfolk 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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Mechanics in and around Norfolk
- Autosolutions Group Ltd, Great Ellingham
- Breckland Mobile Mechanics, Thetford, Norfolk
- J &L Mobile Services, Thetford
- Purnell Mobile Mechanic, Watton
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