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|Cars||Estimate||Parts Cost||Labor Cost||Savings||Average Dealer Price|
|2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty||$185||$93.58||$91.00||20%||$233.33|
|2007 GMC Savana 2500||$466||$396.48||$70.00||7%||$503.98|
|2011 Chevrolet Camaro||$195||$124.78||$70.00||16%||$232.28|
|2009 Dodge Charger||$271||$173.38||$98.00||16%||$323.88|
|2008 Volvo S80||$307||$201.58||$105.00||15%||$362.83|
|2005 Honda S2000||$195||$124.78||$70.00||16%||$232.28|
|2005 GMC Yukon||$362||$292.48||$70.00||9%||$399.98|
|2006 Cadillac SRX||$404||$333.58||$70.00||8%||$441.08|
|2009 Lexus GS460||$164||$93.58||$70.00||18%||$201.08|
|2010 BMW X6||$210||$140.38||$70.00||15%||$247.88|
|2014 Audi A5 Quattro||$521||$451.18||$70.00||6%||$558.68|
|2012 Cadillac CTS||$404||$333.58||$70.00||8%||$441.08|
|2003 Cadillac CTS||$521||$451.18||$70.00||6%||$558.68|
|2007 Chevrolet Corvette||$195||$124.78||$70.00||16%||$232.28|
|2008 BMW M5||$210||$140.38||$70.00||15%||$247.88|
The center link, also known as a drag link, converts the rotational motion of the steering wheel of a vehicle into the corresponding direction of the wheels when turning. You can find the drag link connected to the pitman arm, which attaches to the steering column. The other end of the drag link connects to the steering arm and eventually to the tie rods, which play a major part in pivoting the wheels that steer the vehicle.
In some vehicles, the drag link connects directly to the tie rod assembly via a ball joint instead of to a steering arm. Drag links come in either a solid single-piece or as an adjustable design.
By following your vehicle's regular maintenance schedule, you should have the linkage beneath the vehicle, including the drag link, inspected whenever you have the vehicle lubed. Most often, though, today's ball joints, tie rods, and other parts are sealed and require little to no maintenance. In this case, have one of our expert mechanics inspect the drag link when performing a tire rotation or change, a vehicle alignment, or whenever your vehicle displays symptoms that might indicate a problem is developing with the drag link or any of its related components.
When inspecting the drag link, the mechanic will look for any excessive play, a strong indicator that the part needs replacing.
The drag link is an important component in the operation of your vehicle. A faulty drag link can cause your vehicle to vibrate or wobble while driving, affecting the handling, stability, and alignment of the vehicle, making it more difficult to drive. If the faulty drag link is not replaced, the vehicle will eventually become inoperable.