CV & Drive Axles
In order to connect the two front wheels to the two rear wheels there needs to be something in between, that is what your axle is there for. Axles can have different styles of construction depending on what type of vehicle you have. Since the axle is load-bearing on a truck or an off-road capable vehicle it will be a stronger, heavier duty part. Since your axle is bearing the weight of your vehicle and anything inside of it, it must be in good shape. At Hanford’s Tire and Service in London Ontario we are knowledgeable and experienced with axel maintenance and care, to ensure your vehicle is performing well and is safe and secure.
How are your axles designed?
CV and Drive Axle
The engine is what drives the axle. A drive axle is split between two half axles with a differential and joints in between. The constant velocity or “CV” joint is what connects each half axle to the wheel. The CV joint requires regular inspection to ensure it is functioning properly.
How to check your axles
Take your vehicle to a large empty space(like a flat field or parking lot) and drive in tight circles slowly. If you hear a clicking or cracking noise you potentially have a worn joint that must be repaired as soon as possible. Contact us at Hanford’s Tire and Service at one of our locations and we will have your vehicle back on the road in no time.Request a Quote