Long Beach Bixby Knolls CV Boot Repair
Drivers in Long Beach, Bixby Knolls areas should be aware of the importance of a component in their vehicle’s maintenance known as the constant velocity (CV) boot. The CV boot is a small rubber encasement that covers the CV joint and is responsible for keeping the grease inside. If the boot becomes damaged, it can expose the CV joint and cause it to fail over time. The CV joint plays a crucial role in maintaining the stability of the vehicle by preventing the axle from breaking when a driver hits a bump, and also keeping the wheels aligned and turning.
Each vehicle has two CV joints, one located at the transmission and the other at the wheel. As the vehicle moves over the road, the joint must be well-lubricated to allow for the necessary movements and angles. However, CV boots are prone to damage from road debris or age and should be regularly inspected to ensure proper function. At Orozco’s Auto Service of Long Beach, Bixby Knolls, certified ASE technicians inspect the CV boots every time a vehicle comes in for service.
If the boots are found to be damaged and not replaced, grease will leak out and contaminants such as water and damaging particles will enter the joint. This can cause rust to form, eventually leading to a critical failure and rendering the car undriveable. Warning signs of a broken CV joint include grease splatter on the inside of the wheel, visible damage, or vibration while driving. If a serious vibration or clicking or popping noise is heard when turning, the entire CV axle should be replaced along with new CV boots. It is essential to address any issues related to the CV joint and boots to avoid costly repairs and potential accidents on the road.
If your vehicle is showing any of the above signs or are not sure and would like to have your CV Boots inspected, call Orozco’s Auto Service of Long Beach, Bixby Knolls today at 562-427-4256. Remember to always keep your vehicle in good condition and ensure the safety of yourself, your loved ones, and those around you!
Orozco’s Auto Service Long Beach / Bixby Knolls – Los Angeles County CA
3619 Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach, CA USA
Call Today: 562-427-4256 – Auto/Fleet/Diesel Service Repair