Control Arms, Front Lower & Upper Control Arms
Suspension Control Arms, bushings, and ball joints may not be common household terms for many vehicle owners. You may have never even heard of them, but they are critical components of your vehicle’s suspension system that allow your tyres to be able to provide a smooth ride.
A control arm connects the wheel hub and steering knuckle to the frame of the vehicle. They are typically equipped with bushings on the frame side of the vehicle and a ball joint on the wheel side of the vehicle that allows flex and controlled movement according to road conditions and steering input from the driver.
What are the consequences of non-functioning control arm bushings?
There are a few reasons why a control arm may need to be replaced. A worn-out ball joint that cannot be replaced separately is one of the most common reasons. A ball joint is an extremely important component. If it wears out, the car is unsafe to drive: the front wheel can separate from the lower suspension and can cause the vehicle to lose control.
Worn or damaged bushings can allow metal on metal contact, tire wear, discomfort, noises, and vibrations. Bushings deteriorate due to heat, age, exposure, heavy loads, salt, oils, and the stress of frequent movement.
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Machter brings you a wide range of control arm kits, lower control arms, front lower arms and upper control arms. If you have any questions, please get in touch with our friendly and knowledgeable team on (02) 7801 4933 or email@example.com