Girard drivers should know that the axles are the last link in transferring power from the engine to the wheels. They’re strong parts that last a long time – but they can run into trouble.
Axles just wear out over time and need to be replaced. And sometimes axle seals leak, causing the axle to wear out prematurely. Lubricant leaks out, and water and dirt can get in and contaminate the gears. When this happens you might hear strange noises coming from the axle.
If you have a rear-wheel drive vehicle, the sound would be at the rear end. If you have a front-wheel-drive vehicle, the sound would be upfront. Of course, with an all-wheel-drive, the sound could come from either front or back. It might be a groaning sound or clunking when turning.
There are different kinds of axles, each with its own potential problems. Your friendly and knowledgeable D & D Service Center knows this and checks for things like leaking seals, torn CV boots, worn axle joints. An axle inspection at D & D Service Center will reveal if there are any problems or if a part is nearing failure.
When there is a concern with the axle shaft, it will be removed and inspected. If it’s damaged, the shaft will have to be replaced. If the shaft is in good shape, it’ll be cleaned, lubed, and reinstalled. At D & D Service Center, damaged CV boots are replaced as well.
It’s important for Girard drivers to take care of this work as soon as they become aware of a problem. Waiting only makes the damage worse and more expensive to repair later. If the vehicle axle fails completely, it could lock up. This could severely damage other things like your transmission – very costly. It could also contribute to an accident, which nobody wants.
Taking care of your axles when they need attention saves money in the long run and helps keep you safely on the road in IL.
At D & D Service Center we install quality NAPA replacement parts.