Q: When I hit a little bump or pot hole on my right passenger front side, it feels like it skids a bit

asked by on

When I driver over a small pothole (not on purpose) or certain bumps in the road from construction of pavement it's only with my right front side just got new tires aligned and balanced and fixed my tie rod last week could it be control arm? How do I know if it's upper or lower? could it be my sway bar? Or would it be an axle problem

My car has 206000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

The A6 has some pretty large bushings in the lower control arms. Especially the ones toward the rear of the arm. When those bushings wear out, the rear of the control arm can flop around quite a bit, changing all the geometry in the front end. Depending on where you got the alignment, it should have been spotted by the alignment technician. But some of the tire chains are geared toward rushing as many alignments through as possible and they don’t always catch everything that they should. If you take the car to a dealer or a specialist you will pay more for an alignment, but this is a case where you will only get what you pay for. If you would like to have the front end inspected by a qualified mechanic first, you can contact YourMechanic and a technician can come to your home or office to do a thorough inspection of your suspension components so that this can be corrected.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. When I hit a little bump or pot hole on my right passenger front side, it feels like it skids a bit

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: No power to any components after doing my clutch

For your 2001 Volkswagen Jetta, you'll need to make sure all the large main fuses are not blown. You may not have identified the number 176 position. The fuse is a 110amp. It powers the inside main fuses. Check the...

Q: Front wheel is making a creaking noise

A creaking noise is going to be most likely a lower ball joint or lower control arm bushings. The noise is due to lack of lubrication and may be in the front wheel bearing also. Have the vehicle inspected by...

Q: Grinding sound when using clutch.

Audi's have 2 types of clutch systems. Most Audi's have a single clutch disc while the R8's have a dual clutch transmission. The diagnosis is going to be determined by the type of clutch you have. The typical component that...

Related articles

P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
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.