Rear Axle Replacement Service In Columbus, OH

Rear Axle Replacement at Germain Volkswagen of Columbus, OH

We offer a quality rear axle replacement according to Volkswagen certified standards performed with a fast turnaround. Rear axle replacement services are completed by our certified technicians within a state-of-the-art facility. Schedule your rear axle replacement service online or call us today for an appointment at Germain Volkswagen of Columbus, OH.


Rear Axles Explained

There are two types of rear axles: those with differentials and those without. All rear axles require routine inspections and should be replaced if they lose integrity. Live rear axles are those with a differential that delivers torque into the rear wheels. You will find live rear axles on all-wheel-drive models. Simple rear axles found on front-wheel-drive (2WD) models do not have a differential because the drive power is delivered into the front wheels.

Rear Axle Maintenance

All rear axles should be inspected, those with differentials serviced and replaced when they lose integrity. Rear axles with differentials require routine inspections and gear oil exchange service at the recommended miles. You will find axle inspections and rear differential maintenance requirements detailed in the owner's manual.

What are the Warning Signs of Rear Differential Trouble?

Rear axles are vital for steering, handling, and safety. Faulty rear axles should be replaced promptly if you experience any symptoms of performance trouble. Here are the common signs of faulty rear axles:

  • Difficulty steering
  • Rear differential noise - howling, clunking when cornering, or grinding gears
  • Rapid unusual tire wear
  • Vibration in the steering wheel
  • Rear differential leaking grease

Rear Axle Replacement Service Overview

The goal of rear differential replacement is to install a brand new differential of peak integrity. This requires the removal of the old rear axle, an inspection of remaining suspension components, and installing a genuine Volkswagen OEM component.

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Germain Volkswagen of Columbus

1495 Auto Mall Dr
Directions Columbus, OH 43228

  • Sales: 614-398-2639
  • Service: 614-398-2639

Service Hours

  • Monday 7:30AM - 6:00PM
  • Tuesday 7:30AM - 6:00PM
  • Wednesday 7:30AM - 6:00PM
  • Thursday 7:30AM - 6:00PM
  • Friday 7:30AM - 6:00PM
  • Saturday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed

Why Should I Get Rear Axle Replacement Service at the Dealership?

We are the most qualified to perform the service and offer an unrivaled value proposition. We complete rear axle replacements according to certified standards within a state-of-the-art facility staffed with certified technicians and genuine Volkswagen OEM parts. We get the job done with a fast turnaround. We also offer our customers no-cost amenities not found at the nearest independent service shop, such as online service scheduling, extended weekday plus Saturday service hours, and fresh-baked cookies if you choose to wait in our comfortable waiting area.

Complimentary Dealership Amenities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Children's Play Area
  • Parts & Gear Boutique
  • Complimentary Beverage & Coffee Bar
  • Complimentary Snacks
  • Comfortable Waiting Area
  • State-of-the-Art Facility
  • Extended Hours
  • Saturday Service Hours
  • Fresh Baked Cookies
  • Flat Screen TVs

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