CV & DRIVE AXLES
About CV & Drive Axles and CV Joints
Your vehicle’s CV axle connects two wheels together in front and in back, and each CV axle has two CV joints. A CV joint is often referred to as a CV boot.
The load-bearing CV axle acts like a central shaft, maintaining the wheel positions relative to each other and to the vehicle body. The axle construction matches vehicle use; trucks and off-road vehicles come with axles keeping the wheel positions steady under heavy stress (ideal for supporting heavy loads), while conventional axles maintain the stability and safety of most vehicles. No matter what you drive, remember your vehicle’s axle must bear the weight of your vehicle (plus any cargo) along with the acceleration forces between you and the ground.