Putting Off CV Joint Replacement is Not a Good Idea

CV joints are commonly overlooked by most drivers. Those unfamiliar with automobile mechanics usually don’t consider it to be an important component, if they even know what or where it is. You don’t have to be a master mechanic to service your car but the more you know about it the more money it can save you in the long run.

Your CV joints, or constant velocity joints, are used in cars that have either front wheel or all-wheel drive. So if this sounds like your car then you should take note of when to service your CV joints.

One of the first things you want to pay attention for is if your car is making strange noises when taking turns or curves. These strange noises could range anything from a thumping, popping, squealing or humming noise. One reason this might happen is if the boot that protects the CV joint is being worn down.

Tip: The CV joint and boot can be found right underneath the front wheel wells and if you see the boot is cracked or split then you should schedule an appointment to have your car serviced.

Like most other problems with your car, the longer you put it off the more expensive the service and repair is going to be. Since the CV joint essentially allows your car to turn properly and maintain front wheel drive you need to make sure it doesn’t start to act up because your car could eventually lock up completely. This is something no one wants to experience on the highway or in neighborhood streets on the way to work.

In some extreme cases the entire drive shaft has fallen out of the car. Avoid these unpleasant situations and bring your car in to 2J’s Automotive where the expert mechanics can service and repair your car. They’ll first give you a free diagnostic test ($80 value) and see if there is some other overlooked items that need to be addressed then they will inform you of what needs to be done and what should be checked on later if it’s not as critical.

Either way 2J’s Automotive has the experience and professionalism to give you the best service for your vehicle in the area. Contact us if you have any questions regarding your boots or CV joints.

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