What You Need to Know About Axles and Their Repair

Most people don’t give much thought to the axles on their car. For most vehicle owners, the axles are not a part that ever needs to be repaired or changed. However, there are some instances in which your axles could become worn, degraded, or damaged. 

The most common reason for most people to need axle repair is potholes. Large potholes in the road can break, dent, or otherwise damage the axle. It may not be immediately apparent that the axle has been damaged. You may finish driving home and not notice that there is a problem until you get on the road the next day. Even then, you may notice that something is off, but have no idea what it might be.

Another common situation for people to need axle repair is auto accidents. There are many different ways that the vehicle can be impacted and damage the axles. Usually in auto accidents the damage is clear and is repaired with the rest of the vehicle.

If you suspect that your vehicle needs axle repair, look for these signs:

  • Bad vehicle vibrations
  • Loud clanking or clunking
  • Leaking grease under the tire edge

If the axle is badly damaged, the vehicle will not go anywhere. It will seem fine, but the wheels will not be able to move. At that point, you would need to have the vehicle towed to the mechanic for repair.

If you suspect that you need an axle repair, contact us today for more information or to schedule a time to have your vehicle examined.

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