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Do you need your drive axle replaced?

BMW CV & Drive Axles in Scottsdale

The axle on your vehicle is supported by the body and connects both wheels together. You have a front and rear axle. These are connected by a drive shaft. Axle problems can put your car out of commission permanently. That’s because your axle supports the weight of the vehicle, passengers and any cargo. It carries a greater load under acceleration as G-forces push the vehicle towards the ground and increases the total amount of supported weight.

What are the symptoms of a bad axle?

Short of a broken axle and the inability to accelerate, there are 3 major signs that point to trouble. Watch out for the following:

  • If you hear a clicking noise during standard operation, it could be your axle. This may be louder during cornering. It isn’t always loud. Keep your sound system down and you’ll have an easier time listening to it.
  • Vibration in your wheel can indicate axle issues. This could also point to your CV joint. These joints are found on the ends of your axle and are used on many common drivetrains systems.  Bring your vehicle in for a diagnosis and repairs if you suspect either.
  • Your axle should not move more than a half inch. Raise your vehicle and try moving the axle. If there is movement, your axle is worn. Our technicians can quickly replace your damaged or worn out axle and get it back on the road.

What is the most common Axle design in Scottsdale?

A drive axle is powered by your engine. These are common in FWD beamers. Drive axles are made up of two halves. Because of this, one side may need replacement where the other does not. These connect to universal and CV joints. Regular inspections catch problems early. We offer affordable servicing that keeps you on the road. You don’t want to wait to replace your CV joints or axle because any critical failure of either will take you off the road for an extended period of time.

Our technicians put you back on the road.

We specialize in European & Import services and repairs. When you don’t want to slow down for anyone stop by Tech Plus Automotive repair shop. We diagnose and repair any and all axle problems. You’ll get leading services for far less than you would going to a dealership. Treating your car right doesn’t have to hurt your wallet. We work with all popular makes including Acura, BMW, Infiniti, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lexus, Mercedes, Porsche and Volvo. Please call us or stop in today.