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Signs of Worn Ball Joints

Signs of Worn Ball Joints

Ball joints, although often overlooked, play a pivotal role in your vehicle's suspension system. These small but mighty components connect the steering knuckles to the control arms, allowing for smooth and controlled movement of your wheels. Understanding the signs of worn ball joints is essential for maintaining your vehicle's performance and safety. 1. Unusual Tire Wear Keep a close eye on your tires, especially if you notice uneven or accelerated wear. Worn ball joints can disrupt the proper alignment of your wheels, leading to irregular tire patterns. If you observe excessive wear on the inner or outer edges of your tires, it could be a red flag signaling compromised ball joints. 2. Knocking or Clunking Sounds Audible signals such as knocking or clunking sounds, particularly when navigating bumps or rough terrain, may indicate worn ball joints. As these components deteriorate, the connection between the suspension and steering system be ... read more

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