Subaru Rear Axle Replacement Service

Subaru Rear Axle Replacement in Santa Cruz, CA

Subarus rarely have problems with their rear axles, but sometimes they do need replacement. Bearings, seals, and the axles themselves are subject to wear and tear over time. Fortunately, if you are Santa Cruz County, Santa Cruz Subaru can help with rear axle repairs and replacement. Whether you are located in Santa Cruz, or in Capitola, Soquel, Live Oak, or Aptos, CA, you won't have to drive far to get service and repairs. Here is more about Subaru rear axles, their maintenance, and signs of trouble so to help you keep your vehicle working smoothly.

Subaru Rear Axle Performance

Subaru models have full-time all-wheel-drive with independent front and rear suspension and drive axles. This means your vehicle has two independent rear axles attached to a rear differential. This allows for exceptional traction and control in a variety of road conditions. It is possible to have problems with only one axle or both axles at the same time.

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Subaru Rear Axle Maintenance

Subaru rear axles need very little maintenance other than a differential fluid check or change. However, you should have your constant-velocity joints and boots checked regularly for wear and tear. This is easily done during an oil change. If boots are torn, then the joints could be contaminated and eventually will need replacement.

Signs of a Worn Subaru Axle

You won't see or hear anything unusual if an axle boot is torn until the axle becomes contaminated and the joint begins to wear. When this happens, one of the most common signs you need an axle replacement is a clicking or popping sound while accelerating around curves. If you look under your rear axle, you may also see grease on the axle or wheels. Vibration at highway speeds is also another sign of a failing axle.

Reasons to Repair a Worn Subaru Axle

You can sometimes drive for a short time with a worn axle. However, worn axles break if you continue driving too long. A complete break means you will have no control over the car. This would be disastrous if you are driving at highway speeds or on a curvy road. Even if your axle doesn't completely break, the vehicle could pull hard to the side, especially as you accelerate.

Don't wait too long to have your Subaru rear axle replaced if you see any warning signs. When you bring your vehicle to the service department at Santa Cruz Subaru in Santa Cruz, you can expect expert service from our factory-trained technicians with genuine Subaru parts. We offer comfortable seating while you wait, or you can take one of our convenient shuttles. Santa Cruz Subaru is also open six days a week for easy scheduling.

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