CV Joint & Driveshaft Repair

Complete Care for Your Vehicle

If it weren’t for the CV (Constant Velocity) axle, your tires wouldn’t spin around. Regular inspections of your CV boots will ensure it is sealed so no dirt or grime gets in to wear down your joints, providing you with a smoother ride.

Nobody wants a car that doesn’t move. Luckily, making sure your vehicle’s joints are functioning smoothly is an area in which we excel.

CV joints (constant velocity joints) are flexible joints that evenly transfer power from a vehicle’s transaxle or differential through axle half shafts and to the wheels. There are several intricate parts that make a CV joint work, but the two most important parts – and the parts most likely to need service – are the cage and bearings that give the joint its fluid flexibility, and the CV boot that protects the bearings.

Since functioning CV axles and CV joints ensure that power is consistently transferred to the drive wheels, a malfunctioning CV joint will often result in lost power transfer and axle failure.

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms when driving, it’s a good idea to let our
Meineke experts check them out for free:

  • Odd humming or clunking sounds when you accelerate or decelerate
  • Clicking noise when maneuvering corners or a U­turn
  • Vibrations, especially while you accelerate
  • A burning smell (caused by a CV Joint leaking grease onto hot systems)
  • A visibly broken, displaced or cracked CV joint boot (you can check this by looking
    under the vehicle, and pointing a flashlight at the CV joint.)