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Axles - What Are They and What Do They Do?

Axles - What Are They and What Do They Do?

When it comes to the intricate workings of your vehicle, axles play a crucial role that often goes unnoticed. Axles are essential components that facilitate the smooth and efficient movement of your vehicle's wheels. Understanding Axles - What Do They Do? Axles are central shafts that connect and support the wheels of your vehicle. They are responsible for transmitting power from the engine to the wheels, enabling motion. Axles are typically positioned transversely (side-to-side) or longitudinally (front-to-back) depending on the vehicle's design. Most modern vehicles have at least two axles, but some may have more, depending on the drivetrain configuration. Functions of Axles in a VehiclePower Transmission One of the primary functions of axles is to transmit power from the engine to the wheels. In vehicles with front-wheel drive, the axles deliver engine power to the front wheels. In rear-wheel drive vehicles, the axles t ... read more

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