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What do axles do and how will they last, some drivers wonder? The fact is, car axles are designed to hold the entire weight of a vehicle, they link the power from the engine to the tires, and they assist in driving, steering and braking. So unless someone is constantly abusing their vehicle by driving on poor roads, most people probably don’t keep a car long enough for the axles to break. However, because axles are constantly rotating and flexing to accommodate different road conditions, the condition of the automotive shocks will be affected. Then, if your shocks are wearing out and can no longer protect the axles, an unexpected bump or pothole can damage an axle, either bending it or actually causing it to snap.

Now you may be wondering what do automotive shocks do? Shocks help stabilize your vehicle, enhancing control when turning, braking, accelerate of encounter bumps in the road. They keep your tires in contact with the road, preventing your car from bouncing down the road every time you hit a small bump. Automotive shocks should generally last around 75,000 to 90,000 miles under normal driving conditions. However, if they are constantly used for heavy driving conditions, they may need to be replaced at 40,000 to 50,000 miles (or sooner).

So what are the signs of a broken axles or automotive shocks? These signs will be obvious as you try driving down the road:

  • Power cannot be transferred from the engine to the wheels, making your car undrivable.
  • Clunking sounds coming from the drive shaft while shifting.
  • Excessive vibrations while driving.
  • Tires wear out faster than usual.

So what will add too much stress on axles and automotive shocks?

  • Exceeding the manufacturer’s weight limit of your vehicle (overloading with too much cargo or too many passengers),
  • The axles and shocks become brittle and rusty as the miles add up, losing their strength,
  • Constant exposure to extreme road conditions—salt on the road or hitting obstacles on the road.

Tip to Remember: Choose your roads carefully, avoid bumpy roads, potholes, hitting curbs, or other obstacles in the road. Replacing axles, automotive shocks, and tires can be costly!.

Need to know more about what are the signs of a broken axle? Contact our ASE Certified technicians at Phil’s Service today for more information about the suspension system and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop proudly serves residents in the community of Killeen, TX, and the surrounding area.

Wondering what are the signs of a broken axle? Bad automotive shocks could result in problems in the entire suspension system.

What do axles do and how will they last, some drivers wonder? The fact is, car axles are designed to hold the entire weight of a vehicle, they link the power from the engine to the tires, and they assist in driving, steering and braking. So unless someone is constantly abusing their vehicle by driving on poor roads, most people probably don’t keep a car long enough for the axles to break. However, because axles are constantly rotating and flexing to accommodate different road conditions, the condition of the automotive shocks will be affected. Then, if your shocks are wearing out and can no longer protect the axles, an unexpected bump or pothole can damage an axle, either bending it or actually causing it to snap.

Now you may be wondering what do automotive shocks do? Shocks help stabilize your vehicle, enhancing control when turning, braking, accelerate of encounter bumps in the road. They keep your tires in contact with the road, preventing your car from bouncing down the road every time you hit a small bump. Automotive shocks should generally last around 75,000 to 90,000 miles under normal driving conditions. However, if they are constantly used for heavy driving conditions, they may need to be replaced at 40,000 to 50,000 miles (or sooner).

So what are the signs of a broken axles or automotive shocks? These signs will be obvious as you try driving down the road:

  • Power cannot be transferred from the engine to the wheels, making your car undrivable.
  • Clunking sounds coming from the drive shaft while shifting.
  • Excessive vibrations while driving.
  • Tires wear out faster than usual.

So what will add too much stress on axles and automotive shocks?

  • Exceeding the manufacturer’s weight limit of your vehicle (overloading with too much cargo or too many passengers),
  • The axles and shocks become brittle and rusty as the miles add up, losing their strength,
  • Constant exposure to extreme road conditions—salt on the road or hitting obstacles on the road.

Tip to Remember: Choose your roads carefully, avoid bumpy roads, potholes, hitting curbs, or other obstacles in the road. Replacing axles, automotive shocks, and tires can be costly!.

Need to know more about what are the signs of a broken axle? Contact our ASE Certified technicians at Phil’s Service today for more information about the suspension system and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop proudly serves residents in the community of Killeen, TX, and the surrounding area.

Ron Phillips
Phil's ServiceAuto Repair Shop in Killeen, TX$$$503 S 2nd St, Killeen, TX 76541254-616-1659service@philsservice.com
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Tue:08:00am - 05:30pm
Wed:08:00am - 05:30pm
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