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Axle Repair & Service In Louisville, KY

You go out in the morning, start your engine, put the transmission in gear, give it a little gas, and you’re off on your merry way. Sounds simple, doesn’t it? But there’s actually a lot going on to get the power from your car’s engine down to the wheels to drive the car. And even more to make it seem that simple!

The last piece of the puzzle to get power to the wheels is the axle. That’s the part that connects the differential to the wheels, transmitting torque to turn the wheels and drive the car down the road.

Once, not so long ago, those axles were fairly simple: just a solid piece of metal that rode on bearings. Sure, the bearings might need replacement after a while, but the axles themselves generally didn’t need a lot of attention.

Then came independent suspension and front wheel drive. All of a sudden the axle had to flex vertically to compensate for up-and-down movement while driving along the road, and horizontally to compensate for changes in direction. All while continuing to provide the torque to keep the wheels turning. That’s when constant velocity joints, or CV-joints, came into play. And they require a lot more attention than the earlier style axles.

That’s okay, because your Louisville, KY Cottman center technicians are familiar with every type of axle on the road. They know how to recognize problems with them, and how to fix them when they aren’t operating properly. And, maybe most important, they know when it’s smarter simply to replace them instead of wasting money trying to fix them.

If you’ve been experiencing problems with whirring, grinding, or clicking noises from around the wheels — particularly if those noises only show up when you turn the steering! — give your Louisville, KY Cottman center a call at (502) 479-6081.

Let them know exactly what your car’s doing, and they’ll check for any problems with the axles or axle bearings. And, if they find a problem, they’ll help you choose the smartest way to repair that problem, and get you back on the road… fast!


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    • Last year we had a transmission that needed to be rebuilt in a 2009 Subaru Forester and brought it to Cottman based on their reviews. Greg and his team were sympathetic to the huge repair bill I was going to have, and looked for any way to safely save money. We also went ahead and replaced the timing belt and water pump based on the mileage. Having never been there before I called a few places to check that their estimate for that wasn't too much. The price was right in line with other reputable shops. 1 year later the transmission is still shifting as it should. Recently the same car had several other issues come up and I decided to try a shop down the street for diagnostics. Some of the numbers seemed a bit steep, so I took the car to Cottman for a second opinion. Greg, John and crew confirmed the issues, but the cost of the repairs seemed on par with my Google searches and I really felt comfortable having the work done there. I told them I need the car to be able to take a trip to Chicago and back, and they listed everything out in order of importance/ safety. To some it up, when we drop our cars off at Cottman, I don't feel like I'm being up sold a bunch services the vehicle doesn't need. And they stand by their work!

    • Have used Cottman transmission several times now on 1998 E150. Always professional, honest & fair priced. Greg will take the time to talk & explain the repairs needed even though the shop is busy. Would be my 1st recommendation to a friend needing repairs!

    • We love Greg and his team. They do a great job with our older vehicles, and they don't nickel and dime us. They are very honest about what needs to be fixed now, and what still has life in it.

    • Cottman handled my manual clutch replacement with exceptional service. After replacement, the truck drove like new again with the exception of a newly leaking axle seal. Cottman continued to take the truck in to resolve at no additional charge. Exceptional service and communication throughout the entire process. I highly recommend.