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33 Reviews

Garage in Suffolk, 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...

4 Reviews

Garage serving Suffolk, 19 years of experience

mobile mechanic covering Clacton and surrounding area, servicing, diagnostics, brakes, clutches and repair work

34 Reviews

Mobile mechanic serving Suffolk, 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...

18 Reviews

Garage serving Suffolk, 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.

39 Reviews

Mobile mechanic serving Suffolk, 10 years of experience

Has your car broken down? Trying to find a reliable mechanic? We will send our mechanic to repair your vehicle. No matter how big or small the repair work is, we will do our best to get your car back in work...

181 Reviews

Mobile mechanic serving Suffolk, 18 years of experience

Mobile vehicle services across a wide range of vehicles. 18 years experience in the trade and main dealer experience. Everything from brakes and servicing to clutches and vehicle diagnostics

48 Reviews

Mobile mechanic serving Suffolk, 35 years of experience

Abbey Auto Repair is a well established mobile mechanics that has built up an enviable reputation over the last 5 years. We pride ourselves on our commitment to provide a professional and speedy service a...

546 Reviews

Garage serving Suffolk, 20 years of experience

I began my mechanical career with Peugeot/Citroen where I completed my full apprenticeship and spent 4 years there. I moved to work with Renault for around 3 years before moving to VW/Audi for 4 years. I rel...

89 Reviews

Garage serving Suffolk, 10 years of experience

I Zaki Bahar Company Director of BMC SERVICES LIMITED , Have over 10 years of experience in the motor industry. I have qualified professionals working in my team to provide quality service. Personally, I'm ...

169 Reviews

Garage serving Suffolk, 17 years of experience

I done my apprenticeship at bates BMW main dealer. Since then I have worked at Independent garages. I have since decided to go out on my own as a Mobile Mechanic. I am able to offer a wide range of repairs i...

STEPHEN, Essex 31st May 2022

Ford Fiesta • Additional work following previous booking

126 Reviews

Garage serving Suffolk, 16 years of experience

It's Paul from Express Auto Services. I began my career at Ford main dealership which is where I completed my apprenticeship and was with the business for over 3 years. I have worked as a technician at nu...

259 Reviews

Mobile mechanic serving Suffolk, 24 years of experience

5 years MOT tester 15 years vw audi seat skoda specialists 24 years experience on all makes and models

614 Reviews

Garage serving Suffolk, 45 years of experience

I started out in a VW franchise dealer in 1997 undertaking my apprenticeship. Having spent 4 years there I moved onto a more senior role at another VW franchise dealership where I spent another 3 years. Foll...

Frequently asked questions about drive shaft repair & replacements in Suffolk

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

What does a drive shaft replacement in Suffolk 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 Suffolk?

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 Suffolk?

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 Suffolk garages offer home collection and delivery for drive shaft repair?

Yes, many garages in Suffolk 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 Suffolk.

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

Yes, Suffolk 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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