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Fuel Saving Tip: Alignment

Imagine you're up in the arctic on a dog sled. Your dog team is pulling straight and true. You can cover a lot of ground fast. Now imagine what would happen if one or two of the dogs wanted to go their own way and were pulling off to the side. That would slow you down. You would have to work harder to keep the sled going where you want it. The dogs are all working as hard as before, but you're covering less ground for the same effort. You're wasting kibble. `
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Axles

Your axles are the last link in transferring power from the engine to your wheels. They're strong parts that last a long time – but they can run into trouble. `
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Does your vehicle have axle problems?

Question:
I hear a clunking sound from my front wheel when I make a turn. What could be the trouble?

Allen Tire Inc. Answer:
One possible cause of the problem for Richmond car owners is a worn axle. Front-wheel drive vehicles have axles that transfer power from the transmission to your front wheels. There is one for each front wheel. These axles are called constant velocity axles or CV a ...

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