For all your CV & Drive Axle repair needs, keep Larry’s New & Used Tires in mind. Our highly skilled professionals should be your first choice for axle inspections. When we inspect your axles, we always provide fair and knowledgeable information, to figure out if your axle needs repair. If your axles make a clicking or cracking noise, make sure to come in and have us do an axle inspection.
Visit Us for an Axle Inspection
Your vehicle’s axle connects two wheels together in front and in back. This load-bearing component acts like a central shaft. This maintains the wheel positions relative to each other and to the vehicle body.
The axle construction matches vehicle use; trucks and off-road vehicles come with axles that keep the wheel positions steady under heavy stress. This is ideal for supporting heavy loads. Conventional axles satisfy general consumer needs. No matter what you drive, remember that your vehicle’s axle must bear the weight of your vehicle along with the acceleration forces between you and the ground.
When it comes to axle inspection, we are your source for professional, knowledgeable service. Bring your car to us and rest assured that the equipment that carries you and your family is safe and secure.
Here is a brief description of the most common axle design:
Simply put, the engine drives the axle. Typically found in front wheel drive vehicles, a drive axle is split between two half axles with differential and universal joints between them. Each half axle connects to the wheel by a third joint—the constant velocity (CV) joint—that allows the wheels to move freely. This joint allows the shaft to rotate, transmitting power at a constant speed without a significant increase in friction and heat. CV joints require regular inspection.
Check your axles:
When you check your axles, you should go out to a large space, and slowly drive in tight circles. If you hear a clicking or cracking noise, you have a worn joint. This must be repaired immediately. If your axles need repair, please call or email us to schedule an axle inspection at either our Jonesboro or Riverdale location. We’ll have you back on the road, “click-free” in no time.