Prop Shafts


Has your vehicle got a vibration or noise when driven at speed?

Is the universal coupling or doughnut joint split and worn? Your car may need the propshaft replaced. Pentagon Motorist Centre near Gillingham Medway can fit or replace all types of transmission parts.

What is a Propshaft:

A driveshaft, propshaft is a mechanical component for transmitting torque and rotation from the drive train or gearbox to the final drive and ultimately the road wheels.

To allow for variations in the alignment and distance between the driving and driven components, propshafts frequently incorporate one or more universal joints or couplings. These couplings and sometimes a splined or prismatic joint and quite often are just a slip on fit.

Propshafts are used in front-engined, rear-drive vehicles, a propshaft is required to send power the length of the vehicle. Two forms dominate: The torque tube with a single universal coupling and the more common Hotchkiss drive with two or more joints.

Common Faults:

The most common fault with a propshaft will be a clank when first driven away or a vibration when driven. This is normally due to the universal joint or rubber doughnut being worn or split. The only way to cure these faults will be to either replace the whole propshaft or a new coupling or doughnut may be replaceable.
When the vehicle is stationary, the drive shaft does not rotate. It is only when the clutch is in contact with the flywheel that allows the power from the engine to transmit through the gearbox and then onto the propshaft or driveshaft and ultimately to the rear wheels.

Why Choose Pentagon?

We at Pentagon Motorist Centre in Medway have established a superb reputation for high quality replacement services, refer to our testimonials from our customers from Chatham, Gillingham and Rochester on our testimonial page.
On many occasions when carrying out a diagnosis a partial strip down is necessary. Should you agree to have any necessary work completed at this time, this initial diagnosis becomes free due to the fact that your vehicle has been partially stripped down already.
So if your vehicle has a droning noise or a vibration when driven come to Pentagon Motorist Centre in Chatham we can check to see if your propshaft is worn or split. We are close to both Gillingham and Rochester in Medway making us the idea garage for shoppers and commuters.

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