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Frequently asked questions

What is a CV joint?

When an engine generates power, the output is a single spinning shaft. A car, however, needs to turn corners, absorb bumps, and brake and accelerate, all of which means that engine power isn't transferred to the wheels in a straight line. The CV joint ('Constant Velocity' Joint) ensures that drive from the engine is taken to the wheels at a constant speed during all of these conditions. All front wheel drive cars have them. Inner CV joints connect the drive shafts to the transmission, while the outer CV joints connect the drive shafts to the wheels. Many rear-wheel drive and four-wheel drive cars as well as trucks also have CV joints.

How does a CV joint work?

The most common CV joint type is a 'ball-type' CV joint. It has a flexible joint a little like your knee or elbow, able to flex in all directions, at high speeds.

Do CV joints need grease?

Grease is essential to a CV Joint's lifespan. When built, it is packed with grease and sealed with a rubber 'boot' or 'gaiter', to keep the grease in place. Under normal circumstances, the joint needs no maintenance, as it is a sealed unit. However, if the rubber boot splits, the grease will dry out, and damp and dirt will get into the joint, wearing it out.
Do all cars have CV joints?
All front-wheel drive cars and four-wheel drive cars have CV joints. On rear-drive cars, it will depend on the type of suspension fitted.
How much do CV joints cost to replace?
Our data indicates that most CV joint repairs cost between £100 and £150.
+What are symptoms of a worn CV joint?
If your CV joints are worn, the most obvious sign will be a clicking or clattering noise when turning. It may get louder under acceleration. It can't be left alone as it will eventually fail, leaving you stranded.
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