What does this mean?
We’re reasonably sure one or both of your CV joints are damaged. The CV Joint is part of the axle and connects the transmission to the wheels. Your vehicle displays the classic symptoms of the issue. It’s hard to know if it’s one side or both sides until we pull it apart. We’ve listed quotes for both and will authorize your credit card for the higher amount. Once a mechanic arrives they will inspect the vehicle, figure out what side is damaged and only replace those components. You won’t be charged for both unless both sides are damaged. Mostly likely it is only one side.
On a scale of 1 to 10, we rate this to have an urgency of 6. Some repairs have very low urgency, and we give those a 1. With these repairs, you can wait for as long as you would like, because it will not ever result in harm to you or your vehicle. These are usually cosmetic damages.
We consider a 5 to be something that will eventually need to be done, but you can likely get away with holding off for a while if other things are more pressing. However, if a repair is close to a 10 (or at a 10), this means you should NOT be driving the vehicle, and should get this repaired as soon as possible.
What happens if I wait?
Yes. You don’t really gain much by waiting. Eventually it will have to be fixed. It should be done soon, but you can wait long enough to find a good deal. Thankfully we can help!
How complicated is this repair?
- This job has no tools required, and can be completed by just about anyone.
- This requires a relatively handy person, but little experience working on cars exclusively.
- This warrants an average person who’s done a fair amount of car repair. Think the weekend mechanic who’s done a brake job or two!
- At this difficulty, the average mechanic could do the job, but you wouldn't want to do it yourself without a fair amount of experience.
- This job is very specialized, requiring very expensive tools only a specialty shop has and a high level of expertise.