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Ball Joints What are they and how do they wear?

Ball Joints What are they and how do they wear?

Ball joints are the ball and socket joints that hold your control arms to your spindles. Ball joints are most commonly found in the lower arms of front suspensions, depending on your vehicle you may have four ball joints on your front suspension and some ball joints in the rear of your vehicle. Ball joints are the pivot point that allows your wheels to turn left and right and for the suspension to articulate while driving. Ball joints are load bearing suspension component that takes the brunt of the abuse from pot holes, rough roads, and the weight of your vehicle. Over time and from being used, water intrusion and dust boots deteriorating cause ball joints to lose their grease and begin to grind themselves away. During Our Digital Vehicle Inspection we check your ball joints for deflection, looseness and excessive slack. Not only are loose ball joints dangerous they can cause pre-mature tire wear and can also make your vehicle not able to be aligned. #balljointneworleans Ball joints ... read more

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