Constant velocity (CV) joints are the primary drive-train components.
Still, the CV joints should be regularly inspected for leaks and cracks. In the event that the boots deteriorate and begin to leak:
Replacing a boot immediately after a leak or crack is found costs a fraction of what it would otherwise cost to replace a CV joint.
TIP: Popping or clicking noises when turning, or clunking noises while accelerating may be indicative of the need of a new CV joint in a front-wheel drive car.
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