Axle, CV Joint & Driveshaft Repair
The performance and drivability of your vehicle rely on the axle, CV joint, and driveshaft components. The driveshaft is a cylindrical component, usually made of steel or aluminum, that connects the transmission to the rear differential. The CV joints are responsible for transferring the torque from the transmission to the drive wheels at a constant speed, and the driveshaft connects to the transmission through them. CV joints are used on front wheel drive vehicles on the front axles. The CV joints allow the axle to bend and change, accommodating the bounce of the wheels. The axle is strong enough to sustain the weight of the vehicle and the forces from braking and accelerating. Your vehicle's axle, CV joint, and driveshaft components may require maintenance or replacement services over time and through normal use.
When determining when to schedule an inspection of your vehicle’s front axle, rear axle, CV joints, and driveshaft components, there are signs to look for. A CV joint needs replacement if there are clunking or clicking noises. The layout of your vehicle will determine whether vibrations during acceleration indicate a damaged driveshaft or an axle issue. If there are problems with the driveshaft, it may cause difficulties with turning and steering. A damaged CV boot can cause the grease to leak out of the CV joint and cause it to go bad. The rate of degradation for your vehicle's axle, CV joint, and driveshaft components will vary depending on various factors. Contact us today to learn more about the intervals between repairs for front wheel drive axles, main driveshafts, CV joints, U-joints, yokes, and other axle assembly components.