Is It Safe to Drive With a Broken Axle?

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Without two operational axles, your car won’t be going much of anywhere. They’re what transfers power to the wheels from the transmission (in a front-wheel drive setup) or the differential (in a rear-wheel drive system). If one of your axles is broken, do not drive the car. It’s not safe.

If you notice a bumping, clicking or grinding noise when going into turns, your axle isn’t broken yet, but it’s only a matter of time. Actually, the problem here is most likely a failing CV joint. If the boot that protects the joint is damaged and the grease leaks out, dirt and debris will get in. Combined with the lack of lubrication from not enough grease, the joint will eventually tear itself apart.

If your axles are failing, you’ll still technically be able to drive your car. This is very risky, though, as they could completely fail at any point and is not recommended at all. When your axle fails, it’s possible that you’ll lose control of the car, possibly causing an accident or crashing. It’s a far better choice to have the problem diagnosed and repaired now, rather than trusting to chance.

If you suspect that your axles are about to break, time is of the essence. Once broken completely, your car won’t move, and if they break while you’re driving, it could cause a serious accident. It is recommended to have a certified mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, diagnose your vehicle and assist you with an axle replacement if required.


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Joaquin

3 years of experience
88 reviews
Joaquin
3 years of experience
Lexus RX300 - Axle / CV Shaft Assembly Replacement (Passenger Side Front) - Plano, Texas
Joaquin arrived early and completed the job timely. He was also very respectful, knowledgeable, professional and friendly guy to talk to. He provides a level of trust often not found in this business and I would reccommend him for your repair needs.
Hyundai Veracruz - Axle / CV Shaft Assembly Replacement (Driver Side Front) - Plano, Texas
great job, very prompt, explained all that needed to be done and why. would certainly ask for his services again. Bill

Matthew

31 years of experience
647 reviews
Matthew
31 years of experience
Land Rover Range Rover - Axle / CV Shaft Assembly Replacement (Passenger Side Front) - Williamsburg, Virginia
Matthew was great! He was on time, professional, knowledgeable, friendly and finish the work ahead of scheduled. He took additional time to answer my questions on other issues with my vehicle. I will book Matthew again in the future. Thank you Matthew and yourmechanic.com!
Mazda 626 - Axle / CV Shaft Assembly Replacement (Passenger Side Front) - Hampton, Virginia
Matt was timely, professional, very knowledgeable and courteous. I will be booking him again for future services. I’d recommend him to anyone. Thanks again Matt.

Scott

34 years of experience
600 reviews
Scott
34 years of experience
Chevrolet Trailblazer - Axle / CV Shaft Assembly Replacement (Driver Side Front, Passenger Side Front) - Phoenix, Arizona
Scott was great. He was up front and honest about all the work. He did do the repairs I asked for, only for us both to find that the noise it was making was still there . That wasn't his fault, or anyone's really. It needed much more extensive repairs than I was prepared to make, such as a rebuild if a front differential. I ended up trading it in that evening. With that said, I would absolutely use this service again and even invite Scott to service any vehicle in the future. He was honest in a nice way.
Mitsubishi Eclipse - Axle / CV Shaft Assembly Replacement (Driver Side Front) - Phoenix, Arizona
Scott was great. Showed up right on time and completed the work quickly. I will definitely book Scott when I use Your Mechanic.

Kenneth

18 years of experience
501 reviews
Kenneth
18 years of experience
Nissan Quest - Axle / CV Shaft Assembly Replacement (Passenger Side Front) - Torrance, California
Kenneth was extremely friendly and professional. He was very competent and knowledgeable about what he was doing and kept me informed of what he was doing. He went above and beyond to alert me to other conditions that I never would have known about had he not told me. I was very impressed with his honest, ethical attitude. Would definitely recommend him!

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