Front wheel drive vehicles use CV (constant velocity) joints to connect the transmission the the wheels. The CV joint articulates allowing the front wheels to steer and for the suspension to move vertically.
CV joints require adequate lubrication. special grease and protection from dirt and water. The CV boot performs these functions. However, when the CV boots crack, grease leaks out and dirt gets in to the joint. We inspect the CV boots and joints on every scheduled maintenance service.
Check your CV joints: Go out to a large space (such as a parking lot), and slowly drive in tight circles. If you hear a clicking or cracking noise, you have a worn joint, and it must be repaired immediately.
Call us and we'll have you back on the road, "click-free" in no time.