29 Weber St N
Waterloo, ON N2J 3G5


Your vehicle’s CV joint, and driveshaft play a crucial role in how well it drives and performs. Vehicles with front-wheel drive have CV joints on their front axles. In order to accommodate the bounce of the wheels, CV joints allow the axle to flex and alter. The axle supports the weight of the car while also having the strength to withstand braking and accelerating forces. Your vehicle’s CV joints and driveshaft may require maintenance or replacement over time and with normal use.

There are several warning signs to watch out for that may be an indicator that you need to schedule a CV joint or driveshaft service, some key indicators include:  Noises like clunking or clicking indicate that a CV joint needs to be replaced. Acceleration vibrations could be a sign of a damaged driveshaft, but depending on how your car is built, they could also be an indication of an axle problem. A driveshaft malfunction may also result in turning and steering problems. When a faulty CV boot allows grease to escape, CV joints may go poor. If you notice any of these signs, schedule your appointment with BAC Auto Centre sooner than later to help prevent potential further damage.

Our Driveshaft Services

CV Joint Service

During a CV joint service, mechanics will inspect the rubber boots that protect the joints for tears, cracks, or leaks, and check the joints themselves for wear or damage. If issues are found, the CV joint or the entire axle may need to be replaced to prevent further damage and ensure smooth, efficient power transfer to enable stable driving and turning.

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CV Boot Inspection

CV boot inspections are crucial for maintaining the health and longevity of a vehicle's CV joints. The CV boots are made of rubber or plastic and shield the CV joints from dirt, debris, and moisture while retaining essential lubricating grease. A damaged boot can lead to contamination and deterioration of the CV joint, resulting in poor vehicle performance.

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Axle Replacement

Vehicle axle replacement service involves removing and replacing a damaged or worn axle, which is crucial for transmitting power from the engine to the wheels and supporting the vehicle's weight. This service ensures that your vehicle runs smoothly, turns properly, and safely bears loads. Ensuring timely axle replacement avoids further drivetrain damage.

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A CV (Constant Velocity) joint is a pivotal component in most front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive vehicles. As a key component of the vehicle’s driveshaft, Its primary function is to transfer the power from the vehicle’s transmission and differential to the wheels, while accommodating the up-and-down motion of the suspension and allowing the vehicle to steer. Essentially, CV joints ensure consistent, continuous power delivery to the wheels without significant friction, even at varying angles.

Driveshafts, also known as propeller shafts or prop-shafts, are a critical component of a vehicle’s drivetrain. They are long, cylindrical shafts that transmit the rotational power (torque) generated by the engine from the transmission to the differential, and subsequently to the wheels, enabling vehicle movement. Driveshafts are designed to handle stress and torque loads while withstanding the vibrations from the vehicle’s movement. Main components of a driveshaft include: the CV joint, CV axle, rear axle, end yoke and tube yoke.

CV boots, or Constant Velocity boots, are protective rubber coverings that encase the CV joints in a vehicle’s drivetrain. These boots serve as a safeguard, preventing dirt, debris, and moisture from entering the joints while retaining the necessary lubricating grease. CV boots are crucial for maintaining the health and functionality of the CV joints, which facilitate the transfer of power from the transmission to the wheels while allowing for steering and suspension movement. Regular inspection of CV boots for cracks, tears, or leaks is vital to prevent premature wear and potential failure of the CV joints, ensuring smooth and reliable vehicle operation.

Key indicators include unusual noises, such as clunking or rattling, vibrations felt throughout the vehicle, particularly while accelerating, and noticeable issues with turning or irregular tire wear. Additionally, if you experience difficulty maintaining a straight line while driving, it might point to a driveshaft alignment issue. Addressing these signs promptly through professional driveshaft service ensures the prevention of further damage, maintaining the integrity of your vehicle’s power transmission from the engine to the wheels, and securing a smooth and stable driving experience.

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What our Clients Say

We have been searching for an honest and good mechanic shop for a few years after moving into Waterloo region, a friend recommended BAC Auto Centre and John. We brought my wife’s SUV in for a rattling exhaust and a rough idle. We spoke with John and Bruno, they were friendly, honest and upfront with us. They fixed her SUV in the timeline promised. These guys are honest, hard working and keep their word. They do what it takes to earn your business, get you back on the road and keep you satisfied.

Doug Ferrier

Would highly recommend this auto shop! He was very professional, very helpful & had great prices. Many auto shops referred me to replace a part in my car. But BAC Auto Centre helped me fix it and saved me from high bill. Will definitely come back.

Gowtham Reddy

I have had my car for over 2 years now and have been going to multiple places for oil changes. This has been by far the best place I have come for an oil change. Dean was extremely friendly and the gentleman who worked on my car showed me one thing that is lose but said it’s not mandatory to fix and will not cause any issues. They did not once push any sale onto me as multiple other places have in the past.