I had a shade tree mechanic replace my front struts. That seemed to go fine but he literally melted my CV boot with a torch getting one of the rusted sway bar links off. He bought me a new CV axle and replaced it and I drove it home OK, but I'm worried he might be inept and didnt seat the axle in the seal correctly. He seemed to just pop it in with no effort, I thought it would be more complicated than that.
Is there anyway to look at this and easily tell if its seated? Taking it to a shop Monday but its giving me anxiety in the meantime. Car is a 2008 Toyota Yaris
Also the melted boot leaked a lot of grease but I didnt drive on it so it should still be good. I'd rather have the OEM axle and try to fit a new boot on it. How much would a shop charge for that?