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An essential part of your vehicle's suspension system, ball joints connect the steering knuckles to the control arms. Comprised of a flexible ball and socket, ball joints enable the suspension to move while allowing the wheels to steer. Vehicles have multiple ball joint assemblies depending on their type of suspension system. As with other component, ball joints will eventually wear out and become loose.
Symptoms your car may need ball joint replacement service:
- Strange noises when driving over rough road surfaces
- Difficulty in steering
- Unusual tire wear
When ball joint issues occur, waiting to have them addressed could lead to a suspension system collapse or the loss of a wheel. A bad ball joint is extremely dangerous and can cause serious accidents.
Our expert technicians will:
- Remove the wheels and control arms
- Remove and replace ball joints
- Check the entire suspension system for problems
If you suspect that your vehicle may need ball joint replacement, you can trust the experts at Wes Rogers Tire & Auto. Contact us today to set up an appointment.
What leads to the need for ball joint replacement and why is it important?
Movement and friction overtime will eventually cause ball joints to wear out and become loose. A ball joints is designed to fit snuggly into its steel casing. Excessive wear allows more space for the ball to move within in the socket, which can alter wheel alignment. Faulty ball joints can lead to abnormal tire wear. Another ball joint problem that can occur is that the lubrication can dry out. Once this occurs, water will get inside the ball joint and cause rust to develop. As ball joints wear, your ability to steer and control the vehicle will be compromised.
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