What Are Car Axles And How They Work

What Are Car Axles
A car axle is a central shaft for a rotating wheel or gear. On wheeled vehicles, the axle may be fixed to the wheels, rotating with them, or fixed to the vehicle, with the wheels rotating around the axle.

The main function of a car axle is to transmit the power to the tires, which is received from the gear box and is coming perpendicular to the axle, received by the differential. The entire load of the vehicle is held by the front and the rear axles.
There are various types of car axles been used as per the requirement of each vehicle.

Axles can be classified as:
1. Drive axles – Trans axle
2. Dead axles – pushed axles – tag axle
3. Semi floating axles
4. Full floating axle

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