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Phil's Service

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Killeen, TX 76541

Many drivers are not aware that the performance of their vehicle's wheel system is basically dependent on the condition of the CV joints and car axles. These components are involved in the steering, driving, and braking of the vehicle, linking the power from the engine to the wheels. They must be in such a condition that they are able to carry the whole weight of the vehicle, plus passengers and cargo. If undamaged, these joints can last up to 100,000 miles without need for replacement.

You may be wondering just what are CV joints? Simply stated, CV joints are an intricate ball and socket joints, connecting the axles to the front wheels, essential for transferring the torque from the transmission to the drive wheels at a stable speed. For example, on front-wheel drive vehicles, there are two joints on each of the two-car axles, one connected to the tire and one connected to the transmission. To ensure smooth operation, a CV joint is packed with grease and sealed with a rubber "boot". So long as this boot stays intact, your joints are protected and power is supplied to your wheels. But what happens when it fails? If CV joints fail, the effect is immediate and sometimes dangerous, since power will no longer transfer from the engine to the tires.

What are the symptoms of a bad CV joint?

If you're wondering what are the symptoms of a bad CV joint, call your mechanic today at Phil's Service to schedule an inspection of your car axles.
20 Nov, 2018

Many drivers are not aware that the performance of their vehicle's wheel system is basically dependent on the condition of the CV joints and car axles. These components are involved in the steering, driving, and braking of the vehicle, linking the power from the engine to the wheels. They must be in such a condition that they are able to carry the whole weight of the vehicle, plus passengers and cargo. If undamaged, these joints can last up to 100,000 miles without need for replacement.

You may be wondering just what are CV joints? Simply stated, CV joints are an intricate ball and socket joints, connecting the axles to the front wheels, essential for transferring the torque from the transmission to the drive wheels at a stable speed. For example, on front-wheel drive vehicles, there are two joints on each of the two-car axles, one connected to the tire and one connected to the transmission. To ensure smooth operation, a CV joint is packed with grease and sealed with a rubber "boot". So long as this boot stays intact, your joints are protected and power is supplied to your wheels. But what happens when it fails? If CV joints fail, the effect is immediate and sometimes dangerous, since power will no longer transfer from the engine to the tires.

What are the symptoms of a bad CV joint?

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In order for your vehicle to keep running at its peak performance level, it’s important to keep all vehicle maintenance items up-to-date, including an inspection of the exhaust system. A good exhaust system will keep your car running quietly, reduce toxic emissions, and improve fuel efficiency. Visit your auto shop before you find yourself wondering what are the signs of a bad muffler?

How does the Exhaust System work?

  • Exhaust Manifold/Header: This is the first point of contact for the exhaust gases after they exit the cylinder head.
  • Catalytic Converter: This device takes the incoming NOx, CO, and unburnt hydrocarbons from the exhaust and “converts” it into much less harmful N2, O2, CO2, and H2O.
  • Piping: Routes the air away from the vehicle so the passenger cabin doesn’t fill with toxic fumes.
  • Resonator: Helps eliminate noise by rejecting sound waves and canceling each other out.
  • Muffler: Eliminates noise by redirecting the airflow through porous pipes, allowing the exhaust gases to expand into the sound deadening material, minimizing the noise that finally exits the tailpipe.
what are the signs of a bad muffler? There are Five symptoms of muffler problems. Contact our auto shop if you are wondering how an exhaust system works?
06 Nov, 2018

In order for your vehicle to keep running at its peak performance level, it’s important to keep all vehicle maintenance items up-to-date, including an inspection of the exhaust system. A good exhaust system will keep your car running quietly, reduce toxic emissions, and improve fuel efficiency. Visit your auto shop before you find yourself wondering what are the signs of a bad muffler?

How does the Exhaust System work?

  • Exhaust Manifold/Header: This is the first point of contact for the exhaust gases after they exit the cylinder head.
  • Catalytic Converter: This device takes the incoming NOx, CO, and unburnt hydrocarbons from the exhaust and “converts” it into much less harmful N2, O2, CO2, and H2O.
  • Piping: Routes the air away from the vehicle so the passenger cabin doesn’t fill with toxic fumes.
  • Resonator: Helps eliminate noise by rejecting sound waves and canceling each other out.
  • Muffler: Eliminates noise by redirecting the airflow through porous pipes, allowing the exhaust gases to expand into the sound deadening material, minimizing the noise that finally exits the tailpipe.
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When a vehicle comes off the assembly line, the tires are positioned with preset angles so that the vehicle drives in the direction it is pointed. However, there may come a time that you find your vehicle veering to the left or right, despite trying to drive straight. There are various reasons for this, most of which have to do with driving conditions. Driving consistently on poorly maintained roads, hitting potholes, and running into curbs can cause wheels to become misaligned.

Wheel alignment issues may not be noticeable at first but damage can still be occurring. What are the signs of a bad alignment?

  • Vehicle pulls to the left or right
  • Uneven or rapid tire wear
  • The steering wheel is crooked, feels “loose,” or vibrates
  • Squealing or wobbly tires
Does a front-end alignment mean the same thing as wheel alignment? The answer is yes. The important thing is to know the signs of a bad alignment?
22 Oct, 2018

When a vehicle comes off the assembly line, the tires are positioned with preset angles so that the vehicle drives in the direction it is pointed. However, there may come a time that you find your vehicle veering to the left or right, despite trying to drive straight. There are various reasons for this, most of which have to do with driving conditions. Driving consistently on poorly maintained roads, hitting potholes, and running into curbs can cause wheels to become misaligned.

Wheel alignment issues may not be noticeable at first but damage can still be occurring. What are the signs of a bad alignment?

  • Vehicle pulls to the left or right
  • Uneven or rapid tire wear
  • The steering wheel is crooked, feels “loose,” or vibrates
  • Squealing or wobbly tires
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Phil's ServiceAuto Repair Shop in Killeen, TX

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254-616-1659
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503 S 2nd St, Killeen, TX 76541

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