Providing Nanaimo and Vancouver Island with driveline repairs, rebuilds, fabrication, balancing, part sales, and much more.
Western Driveline is owned and operated by Jarrod and Michelle Gould, a husband-and-wife team from Nanaimo, BC.
As Vancouver Island’s only driveline specialists, we’re proud to offer quick, honest, and reliable work. From repairs and rebuilds to custom fabrication, part sales, and more, we always stand behind our work.
And don’t worry if you can't tell a driveshaft from a doorknob, we welcome any and all customers and do our best educate while keeping things simple.
We do a lot here at Western Driveline – but not everything. Here are some* things that we cannot help with.
*This isn’t an exhaustive list; please contact us if you’re uncertain we can help with your driveline project.
Western Driveline is located in south Nanaimo, conveniently accessible from the Nanaimo Parkway (HWY #19) and the Trans-Canada Highway (HWY #1).
As Vancouver Island’s only driveline speciality shop, we welcome customers from Victoria north to Port Hardy, including surrounding islands such as Gabriola and Salt Spring.
Bearing strap kits are a style of bracket used to secure a cross piece to a driveshaft yoke. A bearing strap fits around a bearing cap, and use bolts to secure it to the yoke. The holes in a compatible yoke are threaded to accept a bearing strap kit bolt, whereas they are unthreaded (smooth thru hole) to accept U-bolts.
The double-Cardan driveshaft configuration incorporates a double Cardan joint, where two U-joints are joined such that the second U-joint is phased in relation to the first to cancel the changing angular velocity. Generally classified as a CV joint, though not technically constant velocity. Commonly used to connect a transmission or transfer case to a rear or front axle.
A clamping bolt with two parallel threaded legs used to retain a round bearing in certain end yoke designs. U-bolts look like a horseshoe in shape. The holes in a compatible yoke are unthreaded (smooth thru hole) to accept a U-bolt, whereas they are threaded to accept a bearing strap kit bolt.
See the glossary page for more definitions of driveline-related terms.
For information on driveshaft repair, please visit our YouTube channel. We’re filling up our channel with how-to videos on topics including: