Your vehicle’s axles rotate and connect to the front and rear wheels. The axle in the front prevents the moving parts from wearing down with its connection at the transmission. The rear axles are meant to protect the moving parts within the differential from wearing. However, both these parts require maintenance and timely repair to ensure reliability.
Signs of An Issue with the Axle
We have a team of ASE-certified technicians capable of diagnosing issues that have developed in the axle. However, most problems with the axle should be repaired immediately to ensure that the vehicle is safe to drive.
The following are signs your vehicle has a bad axle:
Car vibrates when driving
If you have an axle shaft or joint that’s damaged, you will experience lots of vibration. The vibrations will become worse as you go faster.
The noises are most audible when turning your vehicle either left or right or in either direction.
Signs of grease on the edge of the tire
Another sign of a bad axle is grease on the sides or edges of the tires, especially if there are torn boots. However, a leaky boot will mean eventual joint failure.
When the vehicle is hoisted, the axles shouldn’t move more than ½ inches. Though excessive movement shouldn’t be happening, and if it is, then the axle requires immediate repairs. This type of issue is common with vehicles that have been driven over 100,000 miles.
We offer a complimentary visual inspection of your axle. Call to make an appointment.
Owner – Bay Diagnostic
Serving Brooklyn Since 1985
For over 35 years Bay Diagnostic has been a Brooklyn staple helping you get back on the road faster than the dealer can. A full-service automotive repair shop in Brooklyn that specializes in scheduled service, preventive maintenance and concierge service. At Bay Diagnostic, you will come to expect what the automotive repair experience should be, fast, easy and reliable. A one stop shop for your vehicle needs.