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Without the engine and the transmission in a car, it will not be able to run. The power that is produced by the engine of the car is put to the wheels of the vehicle by the transmission. The axle shafts on a car go from the transmission to the wheels. These axles spin the wheels, which in turn helps to power the car down the road. The axle shafts on the car have a knuckle where it turns and goes to the wheels. This knuckle is covered by the CV boot. The CV boot is used constantly when the car is in use.

Usually, the CV boots will last about 80,000 miles before they have to be replaced. The boots are made from rubber, which means that they will take on a lot of abuse over the years due to the high amount of heat that they are exposed to. The rubber will also begin to dry out over time, which will leave them very brittle and easily broken. You need to get into the habit of checking your CV axles and boots. Doing this type of visual inspection can help you to spot repair issues early on. Being able to detect issues with these boots early on can help to reduce the amount of repairs that have to be done:

Most car owners do not understand just how important their CV shafts and boots are until there is a repair issue with them. There are a variety of signs that you will notice when your CV boots are in need of repair. When these signs are detected, you will have to get the proper repairs done to restore the functionality of your CV shafts:

  • There is a lot of axle grease on the ground under the car
  • The wheel feels like it is binding when making turns
  • There is a clicking noise when trying to turn the car
  • The inability to turn the car without a lot of effort

Getting your CV boots replaced by a professional will help to take a lot of stress out of this type of repair situation.


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