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The control arm assembly keeps the wheels in line with the car’s body to control the motion of the wheels. They are a vital piece of your vehicle’s suspension system as they absorb the bumps and imperfections of the road. The control arm assembly joins the car’s suspension to the structure of the car. The assembly is connected via ball joints to the wheels and to the frame by bushings. This setup is normally found in the front of vehicles, as very few cars have these in the rear.

Over time, the control arm assembly can become worn or bent. These assemblies normally wear out between 90,000 and 100,000 miles. They can wear out faster if you go over a large pothole or are involved in a car accident. Various parts of the assembly may wear out as well, such as the bushings or ball joints.

To keep this assembly lasting longer, have it inspected every time your suspension is looked at. This way, each component of the control arm assembly is properly assessed by a professional. If there is something wrong with a part, A professional mechanic can replace the control arm assembly at that point. This will aid in a smoother drive because your vehicle will not vibrate while it is driving due to a bad control arm assembly or a poor suspension.

Since the control arm assembly will go bad over time, it is important that you can recognize the symptoms. As soon as you recognize the signs, you can have your vehicle inspected and repaired, which will be a relatively straightforward process.

Signs your control arm assembly needs to be replaced include:

  • The steering wheel or vehicle vibrates while you are driving down the road
  • Loud noises, such as banging, when you go over bumps or potholes
  • Uneven tire wear
  • The steering wheel is not as responsive as it was before
  • The wheels move or shake while you are driving

The control arm assembly is an important part of your vehicle and its suspension, as soon as something is wrong with it, have it replaced right away so you can drive your vehicle safely again.


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Mario

6 years of experience
60 reviews
Mario
6 years of experience
Acura MDX - Control Arm Assembly Replacement (Front Lower Left, Front Lower Right) - Glen Allen, Virginia
Mario arrived right on time, gave me all the information I needed. He asked if I had any question and if he found any red flag problems he would let me know. He completed the work on time and left the work area spotless.
Buick Rainier - Control Arm Assembly Replacement (Front Lower Left) - Richmond, Virginia
Mario was very helpful and informed me of what was wrong with my vehicle. Showed me what was wrong with the old parts so I knew I wasn’t being lied to! He showed up on time and was super nice.

Zave

16 years of experience
41 reviews
Zave
16 years of experience
Mercedes-Benz GL450 - Control Arm Assembly Replacement (Front Lower Left, Front Lower Right) - Charlotte, North Carolina
ave was absolutely awesome, arrived on time, walked me through the entire steps on what needed to be done ( replaced lower control arm, left and right), after completion advise me to get a front end alignment, and recommended that have the front brake pads be changed soon. Just an overall great experience. Very professional, will definitely recommend him and will use his service again. Thank you Zave!
Honda Civic - Control Arm Assembly Replacement (Front Lower Left) - Concord, North Carolina
Zave was wonderful! He was delayed getting to me but only because of a problem at the parts store. He got to work right away, and was done with the job in no time. I will definitely be using him again. I cannot get over how affordable this was.

Chris

7 years of experience
18 reviews
Chris
7 years of experience
Ford Escape - Control Arm Assembly Replacement (Front Lower Left, Front Lower Right) - Dallas, Texas
Chris arrived on time, very professional, completed the repair at a timely manner , and did a much more thorough inspection than the dealership has ever done. He provided information about other repairs that were needed. I would definitely recommend him to any family members that need their car or suv repaired and would prefer him to be a personal mechanic

Robert

15 years of experience
7 reviews
Robert
15 years of experience
Ford Ranger - Control Arm Assembly Replacement (Front Upper Left, Front Upper Right) - Surprise, Arizona
On time, courteous, replaced front lower ball joints and upper control arms. Would certainly recommend using Robert.

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