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.
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.
Universal joints are × or + shaped parts that allow a vehicle’s rigid driveshaft to connect to the transmission or differentials and rotate freely. Universal joints are typically made of steel, with a bearing cap at each end. Also known as a universal coupling, U-joint, Cardan joint, Spicer or Hardy Spicer joint, or Hooke's joint. Even in a double-Cardan setup, a U-joint is not a constant-velocity (CV) joint.
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.
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: