Should there be any play in a CV axle?
The CV joint is a flexible joint so some play in the shaft is OK, but there should be no play of the joint other than its intended movement. A most common symptom of a badly-worn outer CV joint is a clicking or popping noise when turning.
What to do after hitting a pothole?
Move the car off the road if safely possible, and document the damage to your vehicle as soon as you reasonably can. It’s a good idea to take photos of the damage and pothole itself as clearly as possible. Your main goal here should be to effectively prove that the damage was caused by the pothole.
Will my insurance go up if I hit a pothole?
Yes, most car insurance policies will cover damage caused by a pothole — as long as you have the right coverage. Hitting a pothole is generally considered a single vehicle collision, meaning any damage done would either be covered by the collision section or the all-perils section of your car insurance policy.
Can you sue for hitting a pothole?
All other roads Any damage that a pothole causes to your car could be their responsibility, and so you may be entitled to compensation. If, however, your car is damaged due to other debris on the road, you aren’t entitled to compensation. For this, you’d need to make a claim on your car insurance policy.