When considering various forms of auto maintenance such as tune-ups, alignments, brake jobs, or oil changes, Bellflower drivers should be aware of the importance of their constant velocity (CV) boot. The CV boot is a small rubber encasement that covers the CV joint and keeps grease inside. If the boot is damaged, it can expose the CV joint and cause it to fail over time. The CV joint helps keep the axle from breaking when an individual hits a bump and also keeps the wheels aligned and turning. There are two of them on an axle: one at the transmission and one at the wheel. As the vehicle moves over the road, the joint must be well-lubricated to allow for the variety of necessary movements and angles.
Due to the fact that CV boots are susceptible to damage from road debris or age, they should be regularly inspected. At Orozco’s Auto Service of Bellflower, certified ASE technicians inspect the CV boots every time an individual comes in for service. If the boots are damaged and not replaced, grease will leak out and contaminants such as water and damaging particles will enter the joint. This will 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.
If you are concerned about your CV Boots or you would like to have them inspected call or visit Orozco’s Auto Service of Bellflower today at 562-920-1871. 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 Bellflower – Los Angeles County CA
9665 Alondra Blvd. Bellflower, CA 90706, USA
Call Today: 562-920-1871 – Auto/Fleet/Diesel Service Repair