WHAT ARE CONSTANT VELOCITY JOINTS, AND WHAT ARE THEY USED FOR?
Constant Velocity Joints, or CV Joints as they are commonly called, allow a drive shaft to transmit power through a changing angle, without binding. They are mainly used in front wheel drive vehicles and many rear wheel drive cars with independent suspension.
Your CV Joints should be inspected frequently for leaking grease to prevent failure. CV Joints will wear out, that's a fact, and when that happens if the joint breaks, it can leave you stranded. plus you have the possibility of ripping off a brake line or other components under your car. When a joint breaks it can also cause structural damage under the car, and you could even loose control of the vehicle.
Common indications of damaged CV Joints can be a loud clicking noise when turning left or right or a vibration during acceleration.
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