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Need a CV Joint Replacement?
German Auto Repair is ready to take care of all your CV joint replacement and axle repair needs! We’re an auto repair shop that offers a wide variety of services, including CV joint repair, rear axle fluid changes, and more! If you’re in the Arlington Heights, IL area, then come to German Auto Repair to receive the best services backed by over 25 combined years of experience in the industry. We specialize in European imports, which means that we’re fully equipped to repair even the most tightly-engineered pieces of machinery!
Contact us for your European vehicle repairs.
We Specialize in CV Axle Repair
Your constant-velocity joints, or CV joints, transfer your drive shaft’s power to your wheels efficiently and safely. Of course, this makes them a key component of your car. In other words, if your CV joints are in poor condition, you could be putting yourself in serious danger any time you drive. CV joints can even break down while driving, which renders your vehicle undrivable and could lead to accidents. This is why you should get your CV joints checked and get replacements as needed. There are signs to look out for that can warn you of potential CV joint failure, though. For example:
- Strange sounds when turning
- Clicking or popping noises while turning the steering wheel may be the result of a damaged CV joint.
- Grease on tire(s)
- CV joints are packed with grease and tightly sealed. This grease lubricates your CV joints, helping them to function, but if the seal gets cracked, grease can pour out and contaminants can get in. This causes excess wear and corrosion on your CV joints.
- Vibrations while driving
- Damaged CV joints can cause your car to vibrate excessively while driving due to imbalance.
- Bounciness while driving
- Damaged or worn down CV joints can also make your car bounce, even when driving on flat ground. This can inhibit your control over your vehicle and put you and your passengers in danger.
So if you notice any of these signs or anything else unusual about your car, bring it to the pros at German Auto Repair. We’ll take a look to verify whether your car needs CV joint replacement or any other repairs.
What a Rear Axle Fluid Change Can Do for Your Car
Along with CV joint replacement, we also offer rear axle fluid changes! Car axles have a component known as the differential. This provides different torque to wheels on either side of your car so that you can turn smoothly. A special oil lubricates your differential and helps it to function. Like many other fluids in your car, differential fluid needs to be changed regularly as recommended by your car’s manufacturer in order to stay in working condition. This is because the oil becomes contaminated over time and can break down due to heat, which compromises its ability to lubricate the differential. If this happens, your car’s gears can seize up, locking your wheels and potentially leading to damage to your car or an accident.
If you hear strange sounds when accelerating or decelerating, or if your car seems more difficult to turn, let us take a look at it. The experts at German Auto Repair can diagnose the issue and take care of it for you.
Why Choose US?
German Auto Repair
Call Our CV Joint Repair Shop to Schedule Your Service
So if you need CV joint replacement, differential fluid changes, or any other repair services for your car, bring it to German Auto Repair. Our technicians are ASE-certified, so they’re ready to handle all of your vehicle’s issues. Feel free to call us to schedule an appointment, and we also accept walk-ins! We’re based out of Mount Prospect, IL, and service the surrounding area, including:
- Chicago, IL
- Bensenville, IL
- Rolling Meadows, IL
- Park Ridge, IL
- Arlington Heights, IL
- Hoffman Estates, IL
- Niles, IL
- Des Plaines, IL
- Elk Grove Village, IL
- Franklin Park, IL
- and more!
Contact us today at (630) 366-6622 for all your European auto repair needs!