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Long Lake MN 55356
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Check Your Boots

The constant velocity joints (CVJ) found on the drive shafts of front-wheel-drive vehicles are designed to provide consistent drive-shaft speeds regardless of the operating angle of the joint. The CVJs are protected by rubber boots, which should be inspected at each oil change. If the boots are damaged, the resultant leak will allow the grease that lubricates the joint to run out. As the same time, dirt will get into the joint, which will almost certainly lead to failure. A clicking noise that is heard while the vehicle is turning is an audible indication that there is a CVJ problem. Needless to say, the earlier a problem is detected, the better. That is why CVJ boots should be inspected regularly.

A long time ago an auto parts supplier asked us why we stress Preventive Maintenance so much when we could make more money replacing parts. We told him, if we did that we might be able to make more money on a single job, but we would not be honest with our customers. We prefer to help our customers prevent expensive breakdowns, and that is how we develop customer loyalty. It seems to work! Call 952-473-4848 to schedule an appointment for an oil change, tune-up, or any type of repair. We’re easy to find at 2220 Daniels Street, Long Lake.

Hint: Premium CVJ boots are made of materials that remain flexible at temperature extremes.