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Sway Bar Replacement Service

What is a sway bar and how does it work?

A sway bar is a torsion spring — a piece of metal that resists twisting force. The sway bar is linked to each side of the suspension on a front or rear axle and designed to help the vehicle resist body roll, or sway, during turns or sudden emergency maneuvers. A sway bar does nothing unless the body of a vehicle leans to one side; if both wheels rise — as they would when the vehicle hits a bump — or fall at the same time, the sway bar doesn’t have to twist and has no effect.

When to consider replacing the sway bar?

  • Excessive rust, corrosion, or cracking. Sway bars are typically manufactured from high-strength steel and have special coatings to resist corrosion. However, sway bars are known to crack, particularly at the ends or at welded joints. If the sway bar has visible cracks or excessive corrosion it should be replaced.
  • Crash damage. Sway bars are near the ground on the vehicle suspension system. Road debris, driving over parking stops, and crashes can damage the sway bar or the sway bar links to the suspension.

How do mechanics replace the sway bar?

  • The vehicle is lifted and supported by steel jack stands.
  • Exhaust system, vehicle subframe, and suspension components preventing access to the sway bar are removed.
  • The sway bar links to each control arm are removed. In most cases, all rubber mount components are discarded and replaced with new ones.
  • The bar is then unbolted from the frame of the car. Rubber bushings are discarded as new ones are always used.
  • Installation is the reverse of removal, taking care to install new rubber components and follow factory-shop, manual torque specifications.

Is it safe to drive with a sway bar problem?

Yes. Should you suspect that a sway bar is broken, you can still drive the car with utmost caution. You will notice the car will lean and sway more when changing lanes. Your car will feel “looser,” particularly when driving at high speeds. It is possible this will cause you to lose control of the car, resulting in a serious crash if you cannot overcome the loss of control that occurs with a defective sway bar. If you’re forced to drive with a broken sway bar, you need to drive slower than normal. Try to stick to surface streets and stay off highways and interstates where you might be required to change lanes. As long as you keep your speed down and don’t take turns too quickly, you should be safe driving until you can have it replaced at your earliest convenience.

When replacing the sway bar keep in mind:

  • Never reuse rubber components in sway bar replacement.
  • The original equipment manufacturer’s sway bar will usually offer the best fit and function, although there are performance aftermarket sway bars for certain vehicles.
  • Whenever a suspension component like a sway bar is replaced, the entire vehicle suspension should be carefully inspected.
  • Although the sway bar does not factor into the adjustment of vehicle alignment, it is always a good idea to check and confirm vehicle alignment after performing major repairs on your car’s suspension.

Recent Sway Bar Replacement reviews in Seattle

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Christopher

17 years of experience
57 reviews
Christopher
17 years of experience
Chris was on time, friendly and extremely knowledgeable. He was a pleasure to have at my house and to work with my car. I don’t think I want anybody to ever work on my car again besides him.

Brad

23 years of experience
31 reviews
Brad
23 years of experience
Brad was excellent. He gave great recommendations and provided a lot of insight into my vehicle. Very professional and knows what he is doing. Will be using him again soon!

Aaron

29 years of experience
106 reviews
Aaron
29 years of experience
Did a great job on an older vehicle!

Miguel

21 years of experience
232 reviews
Miguel
21 years of experience
Excellent work

James

30 years of experience
877 reviews
James
30 years of experience
Did a fantastic job changing the necessary parts on my car. Very good mechanic!!! I would recommend him to anybody.

Jacob

12 years of experience
329 reviews
Jacob
12 years of experience
Super knowledgeable and super nice guy. You can tell that he takes pride in his work and does an excellent job.

Nathaniel

10 years of experience
326 reviews
Nathaniel
10 years of experience
Nate was great

Cesar

9 years of experience
292 reviews
Cesar
9 years of experience
Cesar was very honest, worked around my work schedule, and got the job done fast. I immediately left the next day and took a road trip over 100 miles away and my car was fine. He was very professional and understanding with my schedule. Would book again!

Ian

15 years of experience
133 reviews
Ian
15 years of experience
very professional and friendly

Noe

36 years of experience
604 reviews
Noe
36 years of experience
Noe is an excellent mechanic on top of being a super nice guy.

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