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What Are Ball Joints?

What Are Ball Joints?

While most people think of shocks and struts when it comes to a vehicle's suspension, the ball joints are usually forgotten. However, ball joints are one of the main parts in your suspension that support your car. They provide support for both the suspension and steering systems, and it's essential to keep them in good condition.   Ball joints are located on the front suspension system, and they connect between control arms and steering knuckles. This allows smooth movements, allowing the wheels to move up and down and side to side for optimal control.    When to Replace Ball Joints Like any other part in your car, ball joints are indefinitely going to experience wear and tear. At some point, they will grow weak and need to be replaced. Your safety could be at stake if ball joints become too old; in severe circumstances, the stud can get released from the socket and cause a wheel to disconnect entirely from your vehicle. To avoid letting it get this bad, her ... read more

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