Whether you drive a low hp hatchback or a 400 hp sports car, the power is useless without the drive shafts and axles. While
these components have different designs in your vehicle's drivetrain, they are all part of a system, ultimately transferring
power from the engine to the wheels through a gear system and making your vehicle go. When they fail, they require
immediate replacement in order to get back on the road. Count on us to have the drive shaft parts you need in stock.
Depending on the type of vehicle you drive, you may have one or two drive shafts. Only 4WD vehicles have two shafts that
power the front and rear wheels. Front-wheel and all-wheel drive (AWD) vehicles have CV shafts to transfer power
from the transmission and engine to the wheels through CV joints. These shafts are coated with a special material
to prevent rusting and promote durability, with a rubber boot over the CV assembly. However, like all automotive
parts, they experience normal wear and tear, and they often require replacement at least once in a vehicle's
There are several issues that may indicate that the drive shafts and axles in
your vehicle need replacing. One of the most common symptoms is a clunking sound that's heard when you shift
your vehicle into either drive and reverse, or a noticeable clunk when you let off the gas pedal. Another symptom
that warrants inspection of your drivetrain is a squeaking noise or roughness felt through the seat and floorboard
while you're in motion. On front-wheel-drive vehicles, you’ll notice a clicking or ratcheting noise as you turn
sharply. A failing drive shaft prevents the wheels from properly turning, creating a potentially risky situation
if you're driving when it fails.
If you're an avid DIY-er with the right tools, you'll find it easy
to replace these components in a single day. Get your vehicle repairs underway quickly when you shop for your
drive shafts and axles with us.