Axle & Driveshaft
Your vehicle’s axle, CV joint, and driveshaft are integral to the performance and drivability of your vehicle. So, what are all these components and what do they do? The driveshaft is a steel of aluminum cylindrical component that connects the transmission to the rear differential or front axle depending on if your vehicle is FWD or RWD. They are connected through the vehicle’s CV joints, which are responsible for the transfer of torque from the transmission to drive the wheels at a constant speed. The CV Joint allows the axle to bend and change as it accommodates the bounce of the wheels. The axle bears the weight of the vehicle while also being strong enough to sustain the forces from braking and accelerating. As with all parts of the vehicle, over time these parts can wear or require maintenance.