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How to Know If Your Ball Joints Are Going Bad

How to Know If Your Ball Joints Are Going Bad

Ball joints are essential in many of our car's suspension and steering systems. These small, metal joints connect the wheel hub to the rest of your suspension parts. This attachment moves vertically for shock absorption and horizontally for steerability. Therefore, ball joints are necessary to allow seamless multi-directional movement with your vehicle.   Typically, ball joins should last for years. Since they hold many parts together, they do undergo wear and tear. The space surrounding the ball should always be greased to prevent excess wear. The joint is also protected by a rubber boot that keeps it oiled by blocking dust and other debris.    What Are the Signs of Worn Ball Joints? Odd Sounds - If you notice loud, banging, or knocking noises from one of the corners of your vehicle, it usually means that your ball joints are the problem. The audible queues may get louder as you hit bumps in the road. You may also hear unusual metallic sounds when steering or t ... read more