CV Joints & Driveshafts Services
Driveshafts & CV Joints
Your vehicle’s CV joints are what allow it to make turns. They are made out of bearings that are protected from damage by the CV boot. You need to have regular inspections of the CV boot to make sure that it is sealed so that no dirt gets in to cause wear.
CV Joint Repair and Replacement
Replacing the CV boot can save you a lot of money in repairs, but it is a very labor-intensive operation. Sometimes, if the V joint was not lubricated for too long, the entire axle will need to be replaced. Some vehicles do not allow the CV joint to be replaced without the entire half-shaft being replaced at the same time. This is not a job for amateurs.
If your vehicle’s CV boots or joints need servicing, you need to it sooner rather than later, if you want to avoid costly damage to other parts of your vehicle.
Understanding CV Joint Service
The most important element of CV Joint service is inspection of the boots. The CV boots can easily be damaged as well, though, because they are constantly subjected to jostling and vibrations from the roads you drive on.
What Are CV Boots?
CV boots are protective plastic or rubber parts that cover the CV joint. With regular use, they experience fatigue, and ultimately wear down. Once this happens, the rubber starts cracking and the lubricant leaks out and dirt works its way in. When you take your vehicle in for one of A.B.S. Auto Service’s free brake inspections, it is the ideal time to inspect the CV boots as well.