What are car axles?
Car axles are an important component of the wheel system. To ensure proper vehicle maintenance, it’s good to have a basic knowledge of what is axle, what the axle does and why it’s important.
An axle is a central shaft for a rotating wheel or gear, and may be fixed to the wheels (rotating with them), or fixed to the car (with the wheels rotating around the axle).
There are different types of car axles and their main function is to transmit the power to the tires.
The power is received from the gear box and is coming perpendicular to the axle, received by the differential. The front and rear axles, are held the entire load of the car.
1. Drive axles – Trans axle
2. Dead axles – pushed axles – tag axle
3. Semi floating axles
4. Full floating axle
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