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A stabilizer bar is pretty much exactly what it sounds like – a metal bar that helps to stabilize your car. It plays a significant role in handling, particularly around sharp turns. The bar’s job is pretty simple. It is designed to redistribute the weight of the vehicle to help prevent rollovers, and to enhance handling.

Your car’s stabilizer bar is in use every time you take to the street, but it’s put under immense stress when you go around a curve, particularly if you’re traveling fast, or if the curve is particularly sharp. Some of that is alleviated by stabilizer bar bushings. You’ll find these at the ends of the bar, and they’re used for a number of different things. They help attach the bar to the underside of your car, for one. They also help to provide a little flexibility, and they can reduce noise as well.

Sway bar bushings are pretty simple in terms of design and construction. They’re really not much more than rubber dampers, and therein lies their weakness. The underside of your car is exposed to high heat, freezing temperatures, road salt, water, rocks and a lot more. Over time, this will degrade the rubber bushings, causing them to shrink and crack. Eventually, they can’t do their job and you lose some of the benefits of your sway bar (stabilizer bar). You’ll also notice increased road noise.

Driving with damaged or degraded stabilizer bar bushings can be somewhat dangerous, as it can prevent your stabilizer bar from doing its job properly. You may lose some elements of control when cornering, and you’ll definitely notice additional noise. Here are a few signs to watch for can help you catch it before it becomes a real problem:

  • Increased road noise from the front of the vehicle
  • Squeaking or grinding from the front, particularly when going over a bump
  • A feeling that the car is trying to roll when going around curves
  • Clunking noise when going over bumps or around turns

If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, it’s important to have your stabilizer bar bushings inspected and replaced if they’re failing. Have a certified mechanic come diagnose and repair your stabilizer bar bushings if needed.


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Matthew

32 years of experience
709 reviews
Matthew
32 years of experience
Scion tC - Stabilizer Bar Bushings Replacement (Front) - Hampton, Virginia
Matthew is great,very detailed about my car and let me know exactly what was wrong, so glad I found this site and will definitely have him work on my car in the future!!
Toyota Corolla - Stabilizer Bar Bushings Replacement (Front) - Norfolk, Virginia
Arrived on time, selected his tools and never stopped till he was finished with the job. Even allowed me to hang-out with him SOME while he worked.

Andy

29 years of experience
27 reviews
Andy
29 years of experience
Lincoln LS - Stabilizer Bar Bushings Replacement (Front) - Boston, Massachusetts
This is my second appointment with Andy. He diagnosed my car’s issues accurately and expertly. He clearly explained what he would be doing in the way of repairs, and offered a lot of valuable advice about car maintenance going forward. A skilled professional, he brings an attitude of positivity and respect.

Hernandes

6 years of experience
18 reviews
Hernandes
6 years of experience
Jaguar Vanden Plas - Stabilizer Bar Bushings Replacement (Front) - Sunnyvale, California
First time using YourMechanic service, and glad I did. Hernandes gave me heads up he was en-route to my house; arrived within expected timeframe. Quickly unloaded his work tools, and got to work. It took longer than expected as my car is a bit more exotic than most Hondas or Toyotas, but I am VERY glad with the work done, and car runs rattle free. I am definitely going to call up Hernandes to work on my other cars. Super convenient and very, very reasonable pricing.

Robert

6 years of experience
20 reviews
Robert
6 years of experience
Dodge Grand Caravan - Stabilizer Bar Bushings Replacement (Front) - Torrance, California
Robert called me the day of my appointment to tell me he had run a little longer than expected on the previous job. He said we would be about 20 min later then my scheduled appointment and asked me if that would work for me or would I like to reschedule. I said that worked for me and he was there in 20 min. He was polite, very knowledgeable, loves working on cars and listened to what I had to say before getting started. He had all the tools, parts, etc, needed for this job because he took the time to get the necessary info to do the job right and was ready to go. He replaced the front sway bar bushings on my 2008 Grand Caravan in just over an hour at my house. Covered the driver's seat while checking mileage etc. Cleaned up when he was done. He did a great job. Nice job Robert. Would I use Robert again. Absolutely! Thanks “Your Mechanic”. RRO

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