5 Symptoms of a Bad Control Arm Bushing (and Replacement Cost)

bad control arm bushing

Just as every skeletal system has cartilage to cushion and align bones at a joint, every vehicle has control arm bushings at the joints between the upper and lower control arms and the vehicle’s frame. These bushings are comprised of a cylinder of rubber or polyurethane bonded to a larger and a smaller cylinder of … Read more

6 Symptoms of Bad Shock Absorbers (and Replacement Cost)

bad shock absorber symptoms

The function of shock absorbers is to make sure the tires of your vehicle stay on the ground consistently. It does this by managing how the suspension and springs move. This allows your tires to always be making contact with the road whether driving straight, cornering, going over hills, or driving on a bumpy road. … Read more

Average Shocks and Struts Replacement Cost (What to Expect)

average shocks and struts replacement cost

Shocks and struts are an important part of your vehicle’s suspension. While you may never need to replace them, they do wear out over time and can eventually fail. Expect most shocks or struts to last anywhere from 50,000 to 100,000 miles. So what is the average cost to replace shocks and struts on your … Read more

Struts vs Shocks (What’s the Difference?)

As you drive your car on the road, it provides a great deal of stability and comfort when it is in good working condition. The suspension assembly is responsible for maintaining this kind of comfortable stability in the vehicle. The two specific components that help make this happen are the shocks and/or struts. The reason … Read more

MacPherson vs Double Wishbone Suspension (Pros and Cons)

MacPherson strut vs double wishbone

Every vehicle has a suspension system in it which attaches the wheels to the entire vehicle. The purpose of a suspension system is to provide stability when steering, maximize contact between tires and the road, and keep passengers comfortable. The suspension system is comprised of several parts and components, such as the linkages, tires, shock … Read more