Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: My tight front sway bar bushing broke and came off. Can I drive it 60 miles home to repair?

asked by on

Stabilizer/sway bar is loose feeling now and I hear a clunking when weight shifts

My car has 250000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Hi, thanks for writing in. The vehicle is n...

Hi, thanks for writing in. The vehicle is not safe to drive with a broken link. You can try and drive it the 60 miles if you drive slow and avoid sudden lane changes, but I still would not recommend driving it this far and I would consider getting it towed home.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Are stabilizers the same as tie rods? I think no??

Hello. The short answer is no. Tie rods are part of your steering system. They are integral to your cars ability to drive straight and turn. I guess in some sense they contribute to the stability of your car, but...

Q: Convertible top not retracting

If you noticed something different than usual when opening the top, then that's where I would start. That being said, the soft top is an extremely complex system and would require someone with access to troubleshoot the flowcharts from Mercedes....

Q: Makes a noise when I turn and hit bumps.

You should have the complete front suspension checked however the sway bar links and bushings are the most common cause of the noise when turning.

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.