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Is It Safe to Drive with a Broken CV Joint?

Is It Safe to Drive with a Broken CV Joint?

Constant Velocity, or CV, joints connect the axles of front-wheel-drive cars to the wheels. The joints enable the wheels and axle to move as you drive to account for bumpy surfaces, turns, etc. The CV joint is the most vulnerable part of this system, and that's why it needs proper care. Cv joints need adequate lubrication and protection from rocks, dust, and dirt.   If the CV joint gets corrupted or contamination takes place, then the lubricant will leak. A boot seals the CV, and this boot is not resistant to damage. Whenever this happens, the joint will wear out and fail. If you drive a car with a damaged CV, the joint will deteriorate more, making driving impossible. You'll be at risk of getting into an accident. In summary, it is advisable to neve drive a vehicle with faulty CV joints.     What Are the Top Signs of a Damaged CV Joint? #1: Busted Boots A busted Constant Velocity boot may allow you to drive for only a short distance before it breaks ... read more