What are the Symptoms of a Bad Suspension Control Arm?

Control arms are one of the most important parts of a car’s suspension system. The arm connects the wheel to the frame of the vehicle through a bushing and a ball joint. These components absorb road generated force while keeping the wheel aligned to the frame.

The first symptom of a bad control arm part is a clunking noise coming from any wheel when accelerating or braking. Worn bushings or ball joints allow play that generates the clunking noise.

A new vibration in the steering wheel can indicate a worn control arm part. The extra play in a worn bushing or ball joint can lead to a slight shimmy that you will feel in the steering column first.

The final symptom is steering wander. Wandering steering indicates completely worn out bushings and ball joints.

When these symptoms show, take your vehicle to Dulles Motorcars in Leesburg to replace the control arms.

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