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Long Lake MN 55356
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Constant velocity (CV) joints are flexible joints that are primarily used in front-wheel-drive (FWD) automobiles to permit smooth application of power to the wheels. If a FWD vehicle exhibits clicking noises coming from the front of the car during turns, it may be due to a worn outboard CV joint. Each side of the car has an inner and outer joint, both of which are covered by protective seals known as "boots." If there are no unusual noises coming from the front of the car, and there is no shudder or vibration but the boot is torn, only the boot needs replacing. Making this repair immediately can prevent the destruction of the CV joint and its costly replacement.

If your boot is torn, you'll save yourself time and money if you bring it to our shop right away. Our ASE-certified technicians have the experience and training necessary to fix the joint right the first time, so you only need to replace the boot and not spend big bucks on the CV joint. In addition, we can provide the regular preventive maintenance that can prevent the boot from becoming torn in the first place. Call 952-473-4848 today for an appointment. You can also visit us today at 2220 Daniels Street, Long Lake.

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HINT: One of the main causes of failure in CV boots is road grime, which is abrasive and eats into the material of the CV boot, leaving the CV joints exposed to the elements.