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What is a Drive Axle?

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Do you hear a funny clicking sound when you turn the wheels of your vehicle? It could be your car or truck's CV or Drive Axle, and it may be in need of repair. Safety is the number one priority for our customers here at Killian Auto Pros, and it is our goal to keep your vehicle running smoothly. Driving around with a damaged CV Joint or Drive Axle problem can be extremely dangerous. The axle is a structural component that bears the weight of the vehicle, any cargo, and the acceleration forces between you and the ground. It is so important to have your vehicle inspected regularly by a trained automotive repair professional here at Killian Auto Pros to ensure its safety.

So what exactly is a Drive Axle? Specifically, a Drive Axle is driven by the engine and is typically found in modern front-wheel drive vehicles. It is split between two half axles, with differential and universal joints between them. The constant velocity, or CV, the joint connects the half axles to the wheel, enables them to move freely.

Though dependable, CV joints also require regular inspection due to the constant movement while driving. An indication of a possible worn joint is a clicking or cracking noise. To test your vehicle to see if it is in need of axle repair, find a large, open space and drive slowly in tight circles. If you hear anything out of the ordinary, you should immediately bring your vehicle to our team here at Killian Auto Pros to be repaired.

When it comes to axle inspection and repair, we are your source for professional, knowledgeable service, which is essential to keep you and your family safe wherever you may need to go. Talk to our team of automotive repair technicians today if you have any questions or hear a strange sound while driving. Our number one priority is for you to be safe on the road. 



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