The CV, which means constant velocity, is a key component of front-wheel-drive cars. It adjusts power to the front tires while the wheels are turning. This helps both tires turn at the same speed, which makes steering easier and makes for a smoother ride. The axle goes from the differential to the tire. CV axles are also called drive axles for that reason. If you are having handling issues, or your car is not driving as easily as it once did, bring it to the service department at Verne Eide Mitsubishi in Sioux Falls, SD.
Winters can be hard on a car, so come and see us from Mitchell, Watertown, Aberdeen, Chamberlain, Pierre, and Rapid City, South Dakota. The CV axle helps the suspension work better on your car. As the wheels go up and down over bumps the CV axle keeps the power constant to both wheels so the movement stays the same. The most common problem is when the boot breaks and the grease leaks. When the grease is gone it loses its lubrication and that will wear out the CV joint fast.
A common sign there is a problem is a clicking noise when you go around a curve. It can also cause the vehicle to shake when you accelerate. CV axles will not normally go bad suddenly. This can lead to a false sense that there is no problem even when symptoms start showing up. It will gradually get worse and will have to be replaced at some point.
Failing to do this will make it worse and could lead to even more expensive repairs in the long run. If you catch the problem very early, it may not cost much to get it fixed. Eventually, the axle will break, and if that happens your car will not go anywhere. In extreme cases, you could have an accident if the axle breaks while you are driving.
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms, or if your car is riding rougher than usual, bring it to Vern Eide Mitsubishi in Sioux Falls, SD. No one knows your Mitsubishi better than the dealership that sold it in the first place. Our helpful staff includes certified technicians who are using the latest equipment to give your car the service it needs. We are a short drive from Mitchell, Watertown, Aberdeen, Chamberlain, Pierre, and Rapid City, South Dakota. We have Shuttle Service available if you need to leave your car. We also offer Early Bird Drop Off, as well as After-Hours Drop Off/Pick Up.