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How Axle Repairs Can Improve Steering Responsiveness

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The axle is the component that transfers power from the engine to the wheels as the vehicle moves forward or backwards. It is the central shaft that connects the wheels of a vehicle. There are two types of axles: front and rear axles. The front axle is made of carbon steel or nickel steel, and it helps in steering and handles bumps on uneven roads. Axles play a vital role in providing a smooth driving experience; they also play an important role in the stability and alignment of the vehicle.


Let’s find out how to improve the steering responsiveness of your car.


Wheel alignment: The wheel alignment has to be proper to ensure that all four wheels point in the right direction. Wheel alignment has to be done regularly to make steering more precise and responsive.


CV Joint Maintenance: If there is damage to constant velocity (CV) joints in the axle, it may cause vibrations and impact steering performance. CV joints have an important role in the smooth transfer of power from transmission to wheel. Poor steering performance can also be caused by a worn-out CV joint.  


Wheel Bearings: Wheel bearings support the wheel hub and ensure smooth rotation. Worn-out bearings can reduce steering responsiveness and lead to wobbling. Wheel bearing replacement is usually done as part of axle service.


Suspension: Axle repairs involve the inspection of suspension components. Suspension absorbs the shocks and vibrations on uneven roads. Suspension components such as control arms, bushings, and tie rods connected to axles have an important role to play in steering stability.


Balancing and Rotating of Tyres: Balancing and rotation of tyres help prevent vibration. Rotation prevents uneven wear. Steering responsiveness is greatly enhanced with the rotation and balancing of tyres, which are part of axle repairs.


Axle repairs also involve axle shaft inspection to check if there is damage, bends, or misalignment. A damaged axle shaft can affect steering precision, which compromises driving safety. Damaged axle shafts may be straightened or replaced when required.


Damaged axles cause noise, which reduces driving comfort. It can also reduce the stability of the vehicle while cornering and high-speed driving. 


Never compromise on the safety and stability of the vehicle. For timely inspection of axles, service, and maintenance, book an appointment with Carcility, the car service and car repair center in Dubai. Ensure a hassle-free maintenance experience with the Carcility app.