Top Mechanics For Volkswagen Drive Shaft Repair & Replacements
Garage in Broadstairs, 21 years of experience
Feb 2018-Present: Mercedes-Benz Sparshatts, Commercials, Sittingbourne, Kent - Light Commercial Vehicle / Heavy Goods Vehicle Technician. Aug 2016-Jan 2018: Geoff Fisher Transport Ltd - HGV Technician. No...
JENNIFER • 23rd January 2023
Volkswagen Tiguan • Driveshaft CV joint replacement - front outer / passenger side
Garage in Sandhurst, 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...
Garage in Wokingham, 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 ...
Garage in Reading, 15 years of experience
Reading auto independent garage, we offer MOT repairs, wiring, clutches, gearbox, timing chains, timing belts water pumps, diagnosing checks services, tyres, ac filling and much more, with years of experienc...
Garage in Birmingham , 9 years of experience
Mots class 4 5 and 7. All repair work servicing, brakes , tyres , exhaust and clutches.
AUDRONE • 6th September 2022
Volkswagen Polo • Additional work following previous booking
Mobile mechanic in Haywards Heath, 14 years of experience
I began my career with my apprenticeship through BMW and worked there for over 9 years. I moved to work with Mercedes Benz for a few years after this. Through working in both these top brands I also have exp...
Garage in Birmingham, 15 years of experience
I gained my NVQ level 1&2 qualifications through City College Birmingham. Since gaining my qualifications I have always been self employed and initially I contracted for various garages around Birmingham for...
KATIE • 5th January 2022
Volkswagen Golf • Front driveshaft CV joint gaiter replacement - outer right
Garage in Canvey Island , 16 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...
Garage in Bidford On Avon, 12 years of experience
Apprentice served in busy city based independent garage covering all aspects of vehicle diagnostics repair and maintenance. Followed by a number of years in main dealerships giving me up to date working prac...
Garage in Halifax, 10 years of experience
10 years experience as a mechanic, competent in all aspects of vehicle maintenance and repair. STAR MOTORS cater for all makes/models & repairs but specialises in fast-fit work like Servicing, diagnostics...
Mobile mechanic in Sunbury-On-Thames, 25 years of experience
Mobile mechanic service in the TW area and covers 5 mile radius Works on all makes and models
Mobile mechanic in Merseyside, 24 years of experience
Here at KPL Auto services all aspects of work are carried out by myself to the highest standard. I have worked in the motor trade for 22 years since leaving school in 1998 and going straight into a mechanic...
Garage in Cleveland , 34 years of experience
DP motors has thirty four years experience in vehicle repairs and only uses quality parts, 98% of work is through recommendation and every job is carried out by myself (Darren) and given the upmost care and...
Garage in Horton, 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...
Garage in Walthamstow, 25 years of experience
A mobile mechanic with over 25 years in the trade. Fully qualified mechanic starting my career in independent garages and developing my experience. For your convinience, we come to you! Working on all makes...
Frequently asked questions about Volkswagen drive shaft repair & replacements
Read our answers to questions about drive shaft repair costs, symptoms and more.
What does a drive shaft replacement on my Volkswagen 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 Volkswagen 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 on my Volkswagen?
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 Volkswagen 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 on Volkswagen?
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.
What happens when your drive shaft goes out on my Volkswagen?
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.
What causes Volkswagen a driveshaft to break?
A drive shaft must rotate extremely fast to do its job, so it must stay weighted down and balanced precisely. If the car is backed up into another object, the impact can disrupt this balance and cause the drive shaft to break. Sometimes even hitting a curb too abruptly can break the drive shaft.
Lack of lubrication can sometimes also cause damage to the driveshaft and its related components.
What is the average lifespan of Volkswagen driveshafts?
You can usually expect it to last 70,000 miles or even the entire lifetime of a car in an ideal situation. How long the drive shaft lasts depends a lot on driving habits, vehicle modifications and other external factors.
Can local garages offer home collection and delivery for Volkswagen drive shaft repair?
Yes, many local garages are able to offer collection and delivery for a drive shaft repair on your Volkswagen. 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 on your Volkswagen.
Can mobile mechanics do Volkswagen drive shaft repair at my home or office?
Yes, mobile mechanics can do a drive shaft repair at your home or office on your Volkswagen, 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 Volkswagen drive shaft repair cost?
The cost for a Volkswagen drive shaft repair depends on the model of your Volkswagen. See the averages for different models below. We use industry standard data & millions of data points so you know what you should be paying.
|Volkswagen Amarok||£773||Get exact price|
|Volkswagen Beetle||£170||Get exact price|
|Volkswagen Bora||£180||Get exact price|
|Volkswagen Caddy||£512||Get exact price|
|Volkswagen Caddy Maxi||£327||Get exact price|
|Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Sportline||£339||Get exact price|
|Volkswagen Caddy Sportline||£339||Get exact price|
|Volkswagen Caravelle||£1071||Get exact price|
|Volkswagen CC||£500||Get exact price|
|Volkswagen Crafter||£1564||Get exact price|
|Volkswagen Eos||£298||Get exact price|
|Volkswagen Fox||£217||Get exact price|
|Volkswagen Golf||£254||Get exact price|
|Volkswagen Golf Plus||£286||Get exact price|
|Volkswagen Jetta||£248||Get exact price|
|Volkswagen LT||£185||Get exact price|
|Volkswagen Lupo||£277||Get exact price|
|Volkswagen Passat||£293||Get exact price|
|Volkswagen Passat CC||£352||Get exact price|
|Volkswagen Polo||£199||Get exact price|
|Volkswagen Scirocco||£693||Get exact price|
|Volkswagen Sharan||£237||Get exact price|
|Volkswagen Tiguan||£455||Get exact price|
|Volkswagen Touareg||£944||Get exact price|
|Volkswagen Touran||£247||Get exact price|
|Volkswagen Transporter||£317||Get exact price|
|Volkswagen Transporter Shuttle||£634||Get exact price|
|Volkswagen Transporter Sportline||£105||Get exact price|
|Volkswagen up!||£317||Get exact price|
|Volkswagen Vento||£144||Get exact price|
Estimates on average repair costs, such as the above results for a drive shaft repair, are based on ClickMechanic's quote data which combines multiple third-party sources. Actual costs may vary. We provide estimates on average 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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