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There are several different signs of a broken car axle. Here are the most common and obvious signs:

  • A slight wobbling in your car’s axle/shaft while driving is the most obvious and probably the first major clue of a problem.
  • Misalignment with brake pads.
  • Various kinds of visible leakage.
  • Car struts may not function properly.

Shaft/axle wobble and vibration - When your vehicle has a bent or broken axle shaft, one of the clearest ways you'll notice is how at lower speeds the car might seem to wobble. At higher speeds (over 20 mph), the wobble may turn into what feels more like a general vibration. As the bend gets worse, the vibration will become more and more apparent, until it may seem to shake the whole vehicle.

Do you know the signs of a broken car axle? Schedule regular inspections of your car struts to help keep your car axles in good shape.
09
Jan
2019

There are several different signs of a broken car axle. Here are the most common and obvious signs:

  • A slight wobbling in your car’s axle/shaft while driving is the most obvious and probably the first major clue of a problem.
  • Misalignment with brake pads.
  • Various kinds of visible leakage.
  • Car struts may not function properly.

Shaft/axle wobble and vibration - When your vehicle has a bent or broken axle shaft, one of the clearest ways you'll notice is how at lower speeds the car might seem to wobble. At higher speeds (over 20 mph), the wobble may turn into what feels more like a general vibration. As the bend gets worse, the vibration will become more and more apparent, until it may seem to shake the whole vehicle.

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Winter has arrived and is here to stay awhile. You may be wondering what does car maintenance include for winter? If you drive a lot of miles on a regular basis, you need your car to operate at its highest level of power and performance. During winter’s cold and dark days, you want it to be a reliable source of transportation.

Even though the key to keeping vehicles running well is routine maintenance, some drivers tend to procrastinate when it comes to keeping up with preventative vehicle maintenance basics. Check your owner’s manual for the recommended service intervals.

The Car Care Council conducted a survey in which they found:

Wondering what does car maintenance include for winter? The auto repair experts can keep you advised as to the required vehicle maintenance schedule to the car running strong.
22
Dec
2018

Winter has arrived and is here to stay awhile. You may be wondering what does car maintenance include for winter? If you drive a lot of miles on a regular basis, you need your car to operate at its highest level of power and performance. During winter’s cold and dark days, you want it to be a reliable source of transportation.

Even though the key to keeping vehicles running well is routine maintenance, some drivers tend to procrastinate when it comes to keeping up with preventative vehicle maintenance basics. Check your owner’s manual for the recommended service intervals.

The Car Care Council conducted a survey in which they found:

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If you are budget-wise, you may be wondering do you need to replace rotors when replacing brake pads. Or should both rotors and pads be replaced at the same time? For the safest driving possible, drivers should be aware of potential brake problems.

If you hear or feel any of the following, it’s time for brake replacement:

  • Your brakes are making a high-pitched, whining sound
  • Your brakes vibrate when you try to make a hard stop
  • You need to press down on the brake pedal more than you used to in order to get the brakes to kick in
  • Your brakes make a metallic scraping sound when you try to stop
  • Your car naturally pulls to one side or another when you apply the brakes
Do you need to replace rotors when replacing brake pads? Our Auto mechanics will be happy to answer your questions about a potential brake replacement.
07
Dec
2018

If you are budget-wise, you may be wondering do you need to replace rotors when replacing brake pads. Or should both rotors and pads be replaced at the same time? For the safest driving possible, drivers should be aware of potential brake problems.

If you hear or feel any of the following, it’s time for brake replacement:

  • Your brakes are making a high-pitched, whining sound
  • Your brakes vibrate when you try to make a hard stop
  • You need to press down on the brake pedal more than you used to in order to get the brakes to kick in
  • Your brakes make a metallic scraping sound when you try to stop
  • Your car naturally pulls to one side or another when you apply the brakes
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