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 repair, rebuild, and replace damaged driveshafts and driveline components, from simple u-joint replacement to more complex double-Cardan rebuilds. We work with all types of vehicles, including logging trucks, farm equipment, daily drivers, and everything in between.
We fabricate custom drivelines from scratch right from our Nanaimo shop, with a 1-year warranty on all custom work. We work with hotrodders, off-roaders, and anyone who needs something built to spec.
Driveshaft balancing from PTO sizes up to the SPL250 used in heavy-duty commercial truck applications. All of our balancing work is done on top-of-the-line Hines Industries equipment.
Vehicle downtime is a costly pain-in-the-you-know-what, whether it’s your daily driver or commercial transport that’s down. Our emergency breakdown service allows you to jump the queue when you need it most.
If all you need are driveshaft or driveline parts, we do that too! We’re not a parts warehouse, but we stock a variety of common driveline parts – and with a short wait we can get nearly everything.
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.
Bearings are mechanical devices that support another and/or reduce friction between another part. For example, center bearings connect the front and rear driveshafts in drivetrains typically found in rear wheel drive and 4×4 vehicles.
A driveline refers to an assembly built from a tubular or solid driveshaft connected by one or more universal joints. A driveshaft transmits mechanical power, torque, and rotation, in a fixed or variable angle from one shaft to another. Driveshafts are used to connect other components of a drivetrain that cannot be connected directly (because of distance or the need to allow for movement between them), typically through one or more universal joints. Also know as a Cardan shaft or propeller shaft.
Conversion U-joints are very similar to normal universal joints, but are used when you want to connect two different driveshaft series together in one vehicle.
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:
More than just drivelines, WDL is also a proud supplier of the following product lines.