While you don’t often hear about car axle and suspension repair, they’re still a vital part of your vehicle. They don’t require regular maintenance as your brakes or oil does, but when it wears out, you’ll know it. If the axel on your vehicle is damaged, your car may not get very far (if at all!).
Why is this? The axle consists of rods and shafts that essentially get your car moving. The power from the transmission can move to the wheels, moving your vehicle. Therefore, if the axle is damaged, you could be stranded. Here are a few signs that it might be time for an axle inspection from the expert professionals at Morall Brake & More.
Have you hit a pothole a little too hard? Perhaps accidentally went over an unexpected curb? These types of actions can damage your vehicle over time. If you notice an intense vibration after, it could mean that your has axle damage. Feel vibrations? Does the car have difficulty turning, slow acceleration, or wobbling tires? You should have your car looked at by a shop!
Cars make noises. But some can be worse than others! If you notice strange clunking, clanking, or grinding noises, there is probably something wrong with your axle. Broken axles lead to these types of noises. This is because the transmission cannot transfer power to the wheels properly. Loose or failing joints often cause this.
Are there areas underneath your vehicle that are leaking grease? This could mean that your axle boot could be giving you problems. While the grease itself doesn’t mean the axle is damaged, but without adequate grease and lubrication, the axel can wear out over time. Dirt and other road debris can make their way in through a broken axle boot and result in heavy damage.
Have you noticed that your car is moving very slowly? Or maybe not at all? If your car starts fine and goes into gear but still refuses to move, your axle could be at fault. If the axel is broken, no amount of acceleration will move your car anywhere!
Axel & Suspension Repair at Morall Brake
At Morall Brake & More, we treat each vehicle as if it were our own. Contact us today to schedule your service at (603) 889-8788.