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It is a good idea to get CV Joints looked at every so often, especially on older vehicles. A CV joint is what is called a Constant Velocity Joint. They are what connect the tires to the axel to be able to steer your car. Often times when they start to show signs of wear and tear, you will hear this popping sound. That’s when you know it’s probably time to go see a mechanic. It could be costly and pretty dangerous if it goes on being ignored. If not taken car of your tire can freeze up causing the car not to roll.
After time the rubber boots can crack which let in road contaminants in the joint causing undue wear and tear. It is good to check your boots. Sometimes just the boots can be replaced without changing out the whole joint. Sometimes when CV joints are bad it is necessary to replace the whole axle. This is usually true with cars over 15 years old.
So if you hear a popping noise when you hard turn right or left, say in a parking lot, you should get your CV joints checked.