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Regular axle inspection is key to avoiding more costly repairs down the road . The cost of car axle repair can dramatically increase if you have to replace one or both axles.

How Your Car Axles Actually Work

The axles connect and provide power to the front and rear wheels to the car. As a rotating part, the axles require regular maintenance and repair to stay in good working order.

If you do not have your bearings replaced in time, you might need to have your axles serviced, as well. Both front and rear axle repair consists of full replacement of those parts.

Front Axle Repairs vs. Rear Axle Repairs

Having Meineke Car Care specialists perform the front axle repair keeps the moving components from excessively wearing down the connection point at the transmission. Rear axle repairs effectively protect the moving parts inside the differential.

If You Think Your Car Axles Have Problems

Call or stop by your local Meineke Car Care Center if you ever notice shimmying, shaking, or shuddering while driving your vehicle. It pays to have your drivetrain components inspected for problems before they require replacing. Technicians can often spot developing issues with a simple visual inspection after lifting your vehicle up on the rack. Lubricant application may buy you some time, but cited repair needs should be handled in a timely manner to keep your vehicle in safe driving condition.

How to Avoid Car Axle Replacement

To find out the current state of your car’s axles, call your local Meineke Car Care Center and arrange for an appointment to inspect it properly.

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Axle Repair & Replacement Services FAQs

The cost of replacing an axle depends on how severe the problem is, as that impacts the time spent working on your car, and therefore labor costs. The type of car you drive also influences the costs, as different parts for different cars have different prices. The total cost may vary, but repairs start at $450.

In most cases, replacement is the best way to fix a bent or broken axle. Patching up an axle crack or break is too risky, as it can fail while you’re driving.

It is NOT safe to be driving a vehicle with a broken axle. If the axles fail completely while you’re driving, you’ll most likely lose control of the car, crashing or causing an accident. If the axles are completely broken before you start driving, then your car won’t even start.

One of the most common signs of a bad axle is loud clicking noises when turning your vehicle. There are other warning signs as well, such as the presence of grease on the edge of your tires, or excessive vibration of the vehicle when driving.

There are several causes for axles breaking, including overloading your vehicle, bad potholes, or bad carrier bearings. Even though axles are built to resist, these common causes can eventually crack or break them.

Yes. If you don’t fix it, a bad axle can also cause damage to your transmission. Because the axle vibrates, it may cause excessive wear on the differential inside the transmission, which ultimately can cause transmission leaks.