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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

Michael Dar
Michael Dar
18:30 06 Dec 19
It’s a different car service which the mechanic comes to your house. I find this very convenient. Alexey, the Instamek mechanic, was friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. I would use the service again!
Kevin Shamanski
Kevin Shamanski
15:42 04 Dec 19
Needed a Pre-Purchase inspection done on a vehicle in somewhat short notice and with a hesitation from the small dealer to have us tie up one of their plates in taking the car to a brick and motor service location for a day. Enter Instamek.Able to make all the arrangement required including identifying who to contact at dealership. Got a confirmation email with the time window and let dealer know. Mek arrived on time and did what they needed to do with no muss and no fuss. Got the report an hour later with images of things to note from their inspection and a complete list of pass, monitor, and required things in regards to the vehicle.everything was coordinated by email and text and it did not require me to be onsite which was nice as schedule didn't permit.All in all... a very good experience and would HIGHLY recommend. You do pay a bit more for the convenience but it was worth it in this case.read more
Eric
Eric
18:53 26 Oct 19
I used instaMek for the purpose of a pre-purchase inspection on a used vehicle.Pros: they were so convenient. I work through the day however they were able to coordinate a time with the seller to inspect the car and provide a report to me within the same day. I was also told by the seller that the mechanic who came by was very easy to deal with and did a thorough inspection.Con: as it is a mobile service they cannot do the most in depth inspection for instance my car had an oil leak but they were unable to fully diagnose where it was coming from.Overall they were very comvenient and also great customer service.read more
Brett Bannon
Brett Bannon
19:53 22 Oct 19
Mo is a great technician. He came hastily, got a good price for our company and did an alternator very quickly! 10/10 would recommend!
Dale Radjo
Dale Radjo
14:42 16 Sep 19
I needed to have an inspection done on a car for insurance purposes. I googled local mechanic services to get quotes when I saw the ad for InstaMek. Uzair answered me right away and I had a technician booked within minutes. Having a mobile mechanic come to me saved me a lot of time and money. My tech (Alexey) was very knowledgeable, very friendly, and worked quite quickly. He was able to find a few issues that I hadn't suspected, and needed repair. Once those things are repaired, he confirmed that the car would be solid, safe and reliable. Now, I am confident in this car. I will definitely call on InstaMek again in the future.read more
Sarah Burwood
Sarah Burwood
22:05 15 Sep 19
The service was prompt and professional and the diagnosis and repair very fast and well organised. Mohammed did a great job with next day phone follow up - thanks a lot.
Justin Alm
Justin Alm
23:54 25 Aug 19
Mohamed (Moe) worked on our car. We had another issue the day after he replaced some gaskets in our engine. He made the drive from Port Coquitlam to Vancouver on his day off to help get our car running again. He was very kind, transparent, and professional throughout the process.

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