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Heights Car Care

1320 Main Street #1
Billings, MT 59105

Did you know that the condition of your car axles impacts the steering, driving, and braking of your vehicle, and how it transmits the power from the engine to the wheels? Even though car axles can last a long time they will eventually wear out as the miles add up. When they fail, the effect is immediate and sometimes dangerous, since power will no longer transfer from the engine to the tires. But how do you know if you have a bad axle, and just how does it affect the car struts or shocks?

Car axles carry the entire weight of the vehicle, plus passengers and cargo. While most axles can last well over 100,000 miles unless they’re damaged in some way, the constantly rotating and flexing to accommodate road conditions subjects them to a lot of stress. This stress also impacts your car struts or shocks.

So how do you know if you have a bad axle? The key is to know what to listen for and where to look for problems:

  • Loud clicking and clunking sounds: Clicking sounds would be most often heard during sharp turns at lower speeds. Clunking sounds may be heard when accelerating or decreasing your speed.
  • Grease: You may see grease on the inside of the tire, steering and suspension components, or even on the ground. This grease can come from a torn or cracked CV boot, leading to joint failure. You may also start to hear a growling noise from a lack of lubricant.
  • Vibration: A bent axle shaft will cause vibrations while driving which becomes more pronounced as your speed increases. This vibration can impact the handling and ride of your vehicle, as well as the overall safety and comfort.

Remember: Car axles serve as the final link between the engine and the wheels, transferring the power from the drivetrain to the wheels in order for your vehicle to move. Give them the attention they deserve!

Wondering how do you know if you have a bad axle? Contact our ASE Certified technicians at Heights Car Care today for more information about how axles affect car struts and shocks and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop proudly serves residents in the community of Heights, Billings, MT, and the surrounding area.

Are you wondering how do you know if you have a bad axle? Don’t ruin your car struts or shocks by neglecting suspension problems.

Did you know that the condition of your car axles impacts the steering, driving, and braking of your vehicle, and how it transmits the power from the engine to the wheels? Even though car axles can last a long time they will eventually wear out as the miles add up. When they fail, the effect is immediate and sometimes dangerous, since power will no longer transfer from the engine to the tires. But how do you know if you have a bad axle, and just how does it affect the car struts or shocks?

Car axles carry the entire weight of the vehicle, plus passengers and cargo. While most axles can last well over 100,000 miles unless they’re damaged in some way, the constantly rotating and flexing to accommodate road conditions subjects them to a lot of stress. This stress also impacts your car struts or shocks.

So how do you know if you have a bad axle? The key is to know what to listen for and where to look for problems:

  • Loud clicking and clunking sounds: Clicking sounds would be most often heard during sharp turns at lower speeds. Clunking sounds may be heard when accelerating or decreasing your speed.
  • Grease: You may see grease on the inside of the tire, steering and suspension components, or even on the ground. This grease can come from a torn or cracked CV boot, leading to joint failure. You may also start to hear a growling noise from a lack of lubricant.
  • Vibration: A bent axle shaft will cause vibrations while driving which becomes more pronounced as your speed increases. This vibration can impact the handling and ride of your vehicle, as well as the overall safety and comfort.

Remember: Car axles serve as the final link between the engine and the wheels, transferring the power from the drivetrain to the wheels in order for your vehicle to move. Give them the attention they deserve!

Wondering how do you know if you have a bad axle? Contact our ASE Certified technicians at Heights Car Care today for more information about how axles affect car struts and shocks and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop proudly serves residents in the community of Heights, Billings, MT, and the surrounding area.

Joe Borgstrom
Heights Car CareAuto Repair Shop in Billings, MT

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Thu:07:30am - 05:30pm
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