How to Check your Axles in Lloydminster, AB

May 23,2022

An axle supports the car's weight, rotates, and turns the wheels. It is essential for both safe operation and performance. This is especially the case for off-road vehicles like pre-owned  Jeeps  (all of which have been battered and bruised by rough terrains throughout the years).

Most mechanics will examine your axles as part of a routine inspection, but you can also check them yourself. There are two different ways to ensure these vital components are functioning correctly.

  • Visual inspection
    A mechanic will usually do a quick visual inspection during your tuneup. You can perform it too, but it requires getting under your car. Once there, you will look for holes, fluid leaks, cracks, dents, or nicks. All these can compromise the structure and leave your axles unable to perform at optimal levels.
  • Driving Inspection
    This option is easier, but you need to know what to look for. You should be aware of vibrations and clicking, grinding, or popping sounds while turning. Knocking or banging noises can be a sign of a more serious issue.  

If you suspect a problem, the best course of action is to contact our St. Paul service centre for a professional inspection. We will ensure that your pre-owned Jeep is properly maintained and ready for action.