Prop shafts deliver the power from our engine to the drive on your vehicle. They certainly take a beating. This is true whether you take your vehicle on an extreme off road track in African terrain, or just an easy Sunday afternoon drive in your neighbourhood. There are a few things you can do to minimise the damage to your prop shaft components, and get the most value out of it.

In order to do this, you need a greater understanding of your vehicles prop shaft. Let’s take a look at some of the most important components of the prop shaft, and find out why you should care about them.

Universal Joints
The universal joints are perhaps the weakest part of your prop shaft’s components, and need frequent tender loving care. It’s difficult to determine how often a universal joint needs to be greased, as it all depends on the operating conditions. Those driving through mud, water or dusty tracks need to grease it more frequently, than those who don’t.

Prop Shaft Clearance
Prop shafts need plenty of room to operate at its widest section, which is where its universal joints come into play. The tubing, with a diameter anywhere between 51mm to 120mm plus, depending on the shaft’s length, requires enough clearance while operating.

Talk to us the next time you need prop shafts or advise on prop shafts. We’ve been South Africa’s leader in prop shafts, prop shaft components, universal joints and CV joints.

If you are in need of a reputable company that can correctly execute CV joint repairs, you may find yourself feeling overcome by the number of companies offering this service. How are you to know which company to trust with such a task? Here are a few guidelines which you can follow:

1. Prior to making a selection, you should do some research. You should methodically investigate the history of the company you are looking at, a long-running business suggests that the business had had success in the industry and will be well-versed in the products and services they provide.

2. Read up on previous customer reviews as this will give you valuable insight into the business’ ability to sufficiently meet the needs of individuals who have already enlisted their services. Customer service and satisfaction is an important part of any industry and is vital to the success of business. Reading reviews such as these will give you an idea of what to expect from the business at which you are looking.

3. Do not feel shy about inquiring about the level of certification held by the company itself and the individuals who will assist you with CV joint repairs.

Once you contact us at S.A.L.T SA, our professionals will happily help you in any way we can. Simply send us an email at You are also invited to give us a call on (011) 453 1713 in Johannesburg or (021) 948 4288 in Cape Town.

All front-wheel drive cars feature CV joints on both ends of the drive shafts. A CV joint is packed with a special grease. It is sealed tight with the plastic or rubber boot, held in place with two clamps. Even though CV joints can last very long, it can become damaged should the protective CV joint boot become damaged.

One of the most common problems with CV joints is when the protective boot cracks or becomes damaged. Once this occurs, the grease leaks and moisture and dirt get in. This causes excessive wear to the CV joint, eventually failing due to lack of proper lubrication, as well as because of corrosion.

Signs to be on the lookout for that your vehicle is in need of CV joint repair include grease coming out of a small tear or crack of the CV joint. Should you continue driving with a damaged CV joint, the joint will ear out and eventually fail. A popping or clicking noise when turning is also a symptom of a badly worn out outer CV joint.

Trust S.A.L.T SA for Expert CV Joint Repair
At S.A.L.T SA, we work hard to provide our valued clients with the expert CV joint repair solutions that they have come to expect from us. We specialise in supplying prop shaft components, universal and CV joints.

Since our inception, we have grown to become the largest prop shaft distributor in South Africa, and we continue to lead our industry forward. Contact us to learn more about our company, and for all the information you need to keep your vehicles’ CV joints in proper working condition.

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