I took a look under my car today while it was up on a lift, and I noticed that my wheel wells are VERY dirty... way too much for just brake dust. I looked at the CV boot, and sure enough, it is ripped . Anyone have suggestions to extend the life of it for now, I don't have the money to replace it right now. I know that it is connected to steering and power control. Is it something that should be replaced before I drive the car anymore? I don't want to lose steering control :nervous:. I have no idea how long it has been ripped, but I would imagine it has been for at least 2-3 k miles. There are noises that I will hear before the joint itself will self destruct and the bearing will fail right? I am not just going to randomly be driving down the street and have the engine fly into neutral and lose all steering control?