Constant velocity joints, or more commonly known as CV joints, are located at each end of the drive shaft. They connect the wheels to the axles as well as to the transmission.
CV joints are needed because they shift torque at a controlled speed to the wheels. They are also responsible for the up and down motions of the suspension system.
CV joints are filled with grease which is held in place by a protective cover called the CV joint boot. Also known as the drive axle boot, this is where most CV joint problems occur.
If the boot begins to leak or crack dirt and moisture can get in. This can lead to the CV joint to corrode, dry out and fail altogether. This can lead to serious problems as the CV joints can affect the axle and in turn lead to more service problems.
This is why it’s important to have a Silvhorn mechanic inspect your CV joint boot regularly. At Silvhorn Automotive, we check your CV joint boot every time your in for an oil change just to make sure everything is fine. So next time your in for an oil change no that Silvhorn is making sure that more than just your oil is being checked.