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CV Axle Repair at your home

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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

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.
anthony sanders
anthony sanders
17:37 21 Aug 19
Good service, decent pricing and honesty....and that is extremely hard to find in a car shop. Definitely have a repeat customer from my wife's experience today.
Zinzan Newton
Zinzan Newton
23:14 19 Jul 19
Mek Mo is very good! Good warranty service
James Goss
James Goss
02:46 13 Jul 19
This is for a pre purchase inspection.Jack did a great job, very well spoken and polite.
ItsLydia Mel
ItsLydia Mel
20:43 11 Jul 19
Such a great service! Great costumer service. The secretary was super helpful for a first time car buyer and Mohammed the guy that checked out the vehicle was also great! He arrived on time and explained everything I needed to know about the car in detail and was also super friendly. They literally checked out everything which I super appreciate. Highly recommend.

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