Mechanics

DO I REALLY NEED TO REPLACE MY CV JOINT?

2000 Infiniti G20

Brakes problem
2000 Infiniti G20 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 80,000 miles

I took my car in for new tires and brakes as it needed them both badly. The brakes made a clicking noise before repair, but now they feel great and are quiet. While in the shop (the same one I've gone to for many years that have always been honest) the mechanic told me that my CV joints were starting to split and that I should have them replaced soon. He said it will cost around $300. Do I need to replace them although there are no symptoms? If I don't could I end up stranded on the side of the road or worse yet in accident?
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Happygirl
January 8, 2009.



The replacement of a torn or cracked boot will keep the grease in the CV joint and off your car. Consider it to be taking care of your investment and your peace of mind.

Dr. Hagerty
Jan 8, 2009.