Your car’s drivetrain takes the horsepower from the engine and turns it into torque to turn the wheels. When we talk about the drivetrain, we’re really discussing two main components: the transmission and the differential. But it also includes critical components that connect them to the wheels, such as the driveshaft, axles, U-joints, CV-joints and, on cars with manual transmissions, the clutch.
If your CV joint (constant-velocity joint) or Axle CV Shaft assembly is going bad, you may hear a loud clicking noise when turning your vehicle, or vibrations in the car, especially when accelerating. If the joint fails, the axle breaks and your car can no longer be driven. You could lose control of your vehicle if this happens while you’re driving. This is why a CV Axle Inspection is so important.
How does the CV joint go bad? Any cracking or tearing allows moisture and dirt to get in and destroy the CV joint. In a CV Axle Inspection, your mechanic will look for any grease leakage as well as wear, cracking, or tearing in the rubber boots of the CV joint. If, however, the problems are caught in time your mechanic may be able to clean and rebuild it. Even if the joint needs to be replaced, you’ll feel safer every time you get behind the wheel.
At AAA | Bob Sumerel Tire and Service, we’ll help you stay on top of routine vehicle maintenance. Contact us online or call today to schedule your maintenance service at one of our convenient locations in and around the Cincinnati, OH, area
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