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.
These terms are found when discussing yokes and universal joints. In half-rounds, the U-joint connects to its matching yoke using either a bearing strap kit or U-bolt, instead of being pressed into the yoke ears like on full rounds.
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.
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.
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: