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CV Axle Repair Service

How much does a CV Axle Repair cost?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to. Our mechanics are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office.

What are CV Axles and how do they work?

All front wheel drive and all wheel drive cars use CV axles. “CV” stands for constant velocity. Your engine and transmission are mounted to the body of the car such that they don’t move up and down with the suspension. The suspension and wheels, on the other hand, do move up and down to absorb bumps. The CV axle is a shaft that has two constant velocity joints at each end. One end comes out of the transmission and the other end mounts in the wheel hub. The two joints let the axle continue to spin as the suspension moves up and down and while you steer the car. A front wheel drive car will have a CV axle on both the passenger side and the driver’s side. An all wheel drive car will an additional two in the rear of the car. Each CV joint is covered by a boot that looks like a rubber accordion. It’s function is to hold the grease in and keep dirt and water out. Mileage, road conditions, and normal wear and tear can cause these boots to rip. When they rip, the grease leaks out and dirt and water get into the CV joint, causing it to wear out. This wearing out of the CV joint often creates a clicking noise in the front of the car while turning.

When should you replace your CV axles?

There is prescribed time to change CV axles. Overtime, they simply break, and unless you get your car regularly examined by a mechanic, you might not know that you car had torn boots which will lead to your CV axles getting damaged.
  • You hear a clicking noise when turning that comes from the front of the vehicle.
  • You see heavy black axle grease within your wheel or on the ground around your vehicle.
  • Your vehicle vibrates at high speed.

How are CV axles replaced?

The car mechanic will:
  • Confirm that the axle shaft requires to be changed.
  • Remove the wheel and also change the damaged axle.
  • Torque all fasteners and wheels to factory specifications.
  • Refill any lost transmission fluid
  • Inspect tire pressure.
  • Do a road test.

Things to keep in mind when replacing CV axles:

  • Your vehicle has several axle shafts, however in many cases, just one will certainly require to be changed.
  • Even if the CV joints or boots are the only part of the axle to stop working, it is commonly suggested to change the whole axle.
  • CV axles in climates that have snow and also use roadway salt can take to the vehicle's wheel bearing hub or labor to change the CV axle.

Is it safe to drive with a worn out CV axle?

For a brief duration, yes. Nonetheless, with time, there is a risk of having the CV break, leaving you stranded. The CV axle is the only point sending power from your engine and transmission to the wheels.

CV Axle Repair Reviews

Harman Bey
Harman Bey
00:13 04 Jul 20
I've been using instamek for both diagnostic and maintenance and the instamek mechanic Mohamed has been extremely helpful, he's the best mechanic. He was able to explain any issues i was concerned with and I'm really happy to have him service my car. I recommend him to anyone.
Sukhmeet Hayer
Sukhmeet Hayer
22:02 03 Jul 20
Before buying my car I took it to those guys and they did a full inspection on it, they were very professional and absolutely liked their service.
Kate Ross
Kate Ross
04:55 28 May 20
I wanted to get a pre-purchase inspection of a vehicle I was interested in purchasing from a private seller on Craigslist. I was able to book an appointment on the same day I called, which was very convenient. The mechanic who came out, Waheed, was very professional and friendly. He did an extremely thorough inspection of the car and clearly explained what some of the issues that he was seeing... were as he went. You get a very detailed report as a result of the inspection which allowed me to negotiate the offering price down quite significantly. It was definitely worth it and I would recommend this service to anyone looking to buy a used car. I should note that the pre-purchase inspection typically includes a driving segment, but the mechanic cannot do it if the car is not insured (for obvious reasons). I didn't realize this when I booked over the phone, and I was comfortable with just a visual inspection given the age/condition of the car in question, but if you are particularly worried about the car's transmission or steering I would make sure it is insured so that the mechanic can come and do this part of the inspection.read more
Iain Rogers
Iain Rogers
22:36 27 May 20
My truck wouldn't start, and I knew it wasn't the battery. Booked an appointment online and the mechanic showed up quickly. He diagnosed the problem quickly and correctly, gave a fair quote right on the spot and explained everything. My starter was replaced and I'm back in business. I can't recommend highly enough. Also, definitely go for Instamek PRIME. It got me a good discount on my repair... and now I get maintenance service calls, and roadside assistance.read more
Brandon Mordy
Brandon Mordy
22:22 26 May 20
Jack (the Instamek mechanic) called me back when I requested after viewing the inspection report. He provided some really great information and answered the questions that I had. I'd like to thank him for his thorough and in depth inspection as this has helped me understand the condition of the minivan in question. He was also very cordial and easy to speak with. I give him 5 stars. Thank you... Instamek for all your help with my pre-purchase inspection.On another note, I noticed that a few Google reviews are negative. I would advise that it is likely that a lot of those reviews were for older cars that might not be in good condition. What you have to remember is that they are primarily an inspection service. They are trying to demonstrate the current condition of the vehicle. If they were to miss something, that might expose the buyer to unforeseen repair expenses. So, of course they are going to proceed on the side of caution by listing everything they can see and test. And, they cannot look inside the engine either. So, some items might need to further diagnosed by a physical repair shop or monitored for follow-up later. They are not able to do an exhaustive review given their fee of approximately $200, their limited time associated with that fee, and being mobile with limited equipment. I do not think it is reasonable to expect them, or any other auto inspection service, to ascertain the location of an oil leak either. A lot more time would be needed to diagnosis this. It is even difficult for a physical shop to determine the exact location of an oil leak. Sometimes, it is easy to determine while other times it is difficult if there is a lot of oil caked on an engine. Sometimes an engine will have be cleaned and then monitor where a leak occurs over a certain duration. So I think that a lot of the negative comments are not justified nor are they reasonable. I just thought that I would share my opinion and perspective for future users of the inspection service.read more
Amanda Doucette
Amanda Doucette
21:23 11 May 20
The service was very easy to set up, they showed up right on time and provided excellent service. My oil change was super easy to have done while I sat on my couch. They even sanitized my keys for me before giving them back!
Jordan Russell
Jordan Russell
19:22 09 Mar 20
Admittedly, I don’t know much about cars and I also don’t have much to compare to. These guys tried fixing my car but when the problem persisted they came back the next day very quickly and fixed it permanently without charging for the second fees, so that’s great customer service and makes me trust them. Plus, super convenient and friendly on the phone!

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