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What Happens When a CV Joint Fails

CV Joint Failure  – What To Do? 

We are the place you want to go for a CV joint replacement in Bakersfield, CA! When your CV joint fails, it essentially breaks your vehicle’s axle and your car will not be going anywhere when that happens. If this occurs while you are driving around Bakersfield, the consequences can be even more severe, often leading to complete loss of control. If you are in the Bakersfield, CA area and believe your vehicle’s CV joint or boot needs to be repaired or replaced, Quality Transmission and Clutch can help. Call us today to schedule a service appointment with the best mechanics around. We are located right on Mint Street and Chester Ave in Bakersfield, CA – give us a visit today! 

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CV Joint Replacement in Bakersfield, CA

cv joint failureThe most common concern with your CV joints occurs when the boot is damaged and results in grease leaking out. This allows dirt and other contaminants to get into your CV joints, resulting in accelerated wear and tear. Early signs of a CV joint issue include grease on the interior of your tire’s rim as well as visible dents or cracks in the boot. As the problem worsens, a clicking noise may occur while turning. This clicking will get worse as you accelerate through the turn.

Your CV joints help the vehicle’s wheels to maintain a constant velocity. Your car or truck has inner and outer CV joints. The inner CV joints connect to your vehicle’s transmission while the outer ones connect to your wheels. Connecting to your wheels allows your CV joints to transfer torque from the transmission to the wheels while also adjusting to the constant fluctuation of your suspension.

Your CV joint placement depends on your vehicle. If you have a rear-wheel drive, your CV joints will be in your back tires. If you have a front-wheel-drive vehicle, they will be in the front tires. Broken CV joints are not repairable. (However, the boot is.) Repairing the boot as soon as it begins to fail can help prevent more expensive CV joint replacements.

If you have any questions or think you may be experiencing CV joint issues and are in the Bakersfield, CA area give us a call today for a free diagnostic check!

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