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HOW DO YOU KNOW WHEN YOUR BALL JOINT IS BAD?
Usually, there are a few signs that will alert you that the ball joints are failing.
• Clunking or rattling noises coming from the front suspension. When ball joints wear out they become loose and rattle around in their sockets as the suspension goes up and down. They might knock, clunk, or bang when traveling on rough roads, going over bumps like railroad tracks or speed bumps, or when turning.
• Excessive vibration in the front of the vehicle.Worn ball joints will shake and rattle as you drive, causing excessive vibration in the suspension, usually on one side. The vibrating can sometimes be felt through the steering wheel.
• Car wanders, steering is off to left or right. Known as steering wander, when one or more ball joints is bad, the car will wander to the left or right. It might be difficult to tell the difference between steering wander and bad alignment, because both conditions can cause the car to pull or wander left or right. Steering wander, though, can cause the car to drift side to side, instead of pulling hard in a single direction.
• Uneven tire wear. Irregular and/or excessive tire wear is a strong indicator of ball joints wearing out. Wear on either the inside or outside of the tires is a strong indicator of bad ball joints and can be difficult to catch; so, if you experience any of the other symptoms, be sure to check your tires carefully, especially on the inside of the treads. If wear is occurring on both the inside and outside edges of the treads, it’s probably not due to worn out ball joints.
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We work on foreign and domestic vehicles including Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Mercedes, BMW, Kia, Hyundai, Ford, Chevrolet, GMC, VW, Audi, Infinity, Lexus, Acura. Dodge, Chrysler,Jeep, Jaguar, Porsche, and others.