Are you constantly experiencing loud clicking noises when turning? Or do you feel your car making excessive vibrations when driving on the back roads of Vero? Well, either way, your automobile requires an immediate automotive CV & drive axles inspection.
What are CV& Drive Axles?
Constant velocity (CV) axles are vital structural components of your automobile’s drivetrain that connects two wheels on opposite sides. One of the major tasks of the CV is to transfer power from your vehicle’s transmission and differential to the wheels to drive your car forward.
The CV &Drive axles can also be defined as the weight-bearing assembly that performs like the principal shaft that maintains the location of the wheels relative to the body and each other.
The construction of an axle is therefore built with the intended use of your vehicle in mind. For instance, trucks are fitted with axles that keep the wheel position steady even under heavy stress (ideal for supporting heavy luggage). On the other hand, the conventional axles are built to support the weight of your vehicle, plus the standard weight of the cargo, and the acceleration forces between the automobile and the ground.
However, just like any other mechanical component, the CV & drive axles are bound to fail, and this is why you should always schedule CV & drive axles repair and maintenance.
Signs of CV & Drive Axles failure
Because the CV axles act as the direct link that transfers power between the engine and the wheels, they are subjected to immense pressure, and the high levels of stress over time will eventually wear out the components. And when they do wear out, they produce a few system failures and signs that alert the driver that they require repair.
1) Loud clicking noise when turning
Loud clicking noises are as a result of the excessive wearing out of the CV axles and loosening of the joints. The clicks may become louder and more pronounced during the sharper and faster turns.
2) Excessive vibration when driving
The excessive vibrations occur when the CV joints or axles are damaged in a way that affects the balance of the components while rotating.
3) Grease on the edge of tire
A torn boot leaking grease eventually leads to CV joint failure as the grease tossed around while the axle turns deposits dirt and debris into the boot, consequently damaging the joint.
How often and why should I perform Automotive CV & Drive Axles Repair?
The CV joints are a critical component that keeps the wheels on your vehicle moving and ensures the safety of the motorists and the passengers. CV joint failure can interfere with the handling, ride characteristics and The overall safety and comfort of your vehicle. The drivetrain inspection on the CV joint and CV boot components should be a regular part of your automobile maintenance inspections.
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