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Ball joints are an essential part of your car’s suspension. They connect your steering to your control arms, allowing you to be able to turn your wheels. The type of ball joints your vehicle has will depend on its make and model, and the type of suspension system. A ball joint, front and back, could be a serviceable unit (i.e. an open system that can be periodically lubricated), or it could be a sealed unit, with the grease installed at the time of manufacture being intended to last the full life of the ball joint.

So, what exactly is the life of a ball joint? Ball joints are always working any time that you are driving, and they are not permanent fixtures in your vehicle. They are vulnerable to damage from rough road conditions, as well as ordinary wear and tear. Generally speaking, you should expect to have to have your ball joints replaced between 70,000 to 150,000 miles of driving. Excessive play in the joint can cause additional wear, and if a ball joint fails, your car’s suspension could collapse and you could lose control of the vehicle. Signs that your ball joints may need to be replaced include:

  • Abnormal tire wear
  • Creaking noise
  • Shaking steering wheel
  • Car veers to left or right when hitting bumps
  • Clunking in front tires

Your ball joints are essential to the drivability of your car, and to your safety. So if you notice any of the above symptoms, and you think that your ball joints may need to be replaced, you should consult a professional mechanic as soon as possible to have the ball joint swapped immediately.


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Mazyar

7 years of experience
203 reviews
Mazyar
7 years of experience
BMW 530xi - Ball Joint Front Replacement (Upper Right) - Tucker, Georgia
Great experience, all the way around. Mazyar Mark is a complete professional, smart, and trustworthy. Fixed my immediate problem and cast a careful eye on other potential issues. I will definitely use him again. The convenience-factor of having a mechanic come to the customer/car is amazing to me.
Honda Civic - Ball Joint Front Replacement (Lower Left) - Lithonia, Georgia
He was very thorough. Was impressed that we went for a test drive after work was complete. Would recommend him again.

Michael

22 years of experience
44 reviews
Michael
22 years of experience
Ford Edge - Ball Joint Front Replacement (Lower Right) - Redford, Michigan
Excellent mechanical skills... great personality! Definitely recommended! Will definitely use his service again!
Pontiac G6 - Ball Joint Front Replacement (Lower Left, Lower Right) - Wixom, Michigan
He was very polite and made it here on time. Excellent aero. I will most definitely recommend this company to a friend.

Gustavo

16 years of experience
75 reviews
Gustavo
16 years of experience
Jeep Wrangler - Ball Joint Front Replacement (Upper Left, Upper Right, Lower Left, Lower Right) - Cibolo, Texas
Gustavo did a terrific job.he delivered on what he promised and in the time frame quoted.kept us updated and gave us a “health”update in the vehicle.i will request him for any future services.
Dodge Durango - Ball Joint Front Replacement (Lower Left, Lower Right) - San Marcos, Texas
It was a hefty job in the early morning, but he came enthusiastic and finished the job fast and told me everything I needed to know to further my cars health . I appreciate everything he’s done . I definitely recommend Gustavo.

Augustine

11 years of experience
25 reviews
Augustine
11 years of experience
Ford Ranger - Ball Joint Front Replacement (Upper Right, Lower Right) - Rio Rancho, New Mexico
Augustine is prompt and courteous. Always shows me the part he is replacing to verify it was necessary. He does a great job in a timely manner.

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