A car can’t drive without its wheels. Your axle is an important part. It can be very costly to replace. Not all of the signs of damage are completely obvious. If there is damage, it’s important to get your car looked at as soon as possible. Here’s a quick overview of some signs to watch out for that might indicate your axle is going bad:
A constant clicking sound, especially when taking sharp turns, is a good indication that your axle has gone bad. It may not be very loud, and can be overlooked if you listen to music in your car. Discontinue driving immediately if you notice this.
If you feel vibrations in your wheel, this could be a problem with your CV joint. The repairs for this aren’t as costly, but you need to get them done straight away. If your axle is damaged, the vibrations will be very intense.
A simple test you can perform on your axle is to put your car up on a jack and move it around. If your axle moves more than about half an inch, there’s something wrong with it. In this case, don’t drive your car anymore, just take it into the shop.
If you notice any of these signs, it’s best to have your car inspected before a small problem turns into a big one. Here at LA NTX Transmissions, we offer axle repairs alongside a host of other auto-related services. For more information, please give us a call at (310) 672-8131.