A broken axle shaft is a pretty serious repair. If your axle shaft breaks, it can cause all sorts of problems for your transmission system. Here are a few of the most common questions we get.
Here are five signs and symptoms to watch for:
If your axles are broken you will not be able to drive your vehicle. It’s not safe and, chances are, you’re not going to get far if you don’t have two working axles.
If your axle is failing but hasn’t completely broken yet, it’s still very ill-advised to continue driving–and it’s definitely not recommended by most mechanics. Failing axles are at risk of breaking or completely failing at any point; when your axle fails, you’ll lose control of the car, possibly causing an accident or crashing. It’s a far better choice to have the problem diagnosed and repaired now, rather than taking that chance
Replacing a leaking axle shaft isn’t an easy DIY job so it’s always best to have your car checked out by a professional. If you get your oil changed regularly, your mechanic can typically spot an axle seal leak early on, especially if there’s oil splashed around the area of the seal. This early detection will ultimately give you more time to have it repaired, before any major damage is done.
At V&F, our certified mechanics use the latest diagnostic equipment, and high-quality CARQUEST auto parts, to make sure we get the job done right. Plus, our auto repair services are backed by an industry-leading 3 year / 36,000-mile warranty on parts and labor. Call us today at (413) 314-2280 or schedule an appointment online.