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

bad lower control arm bushing symptoms

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

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

The Difference Between a Shock and a Strut

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

6 Symptoms of a Bad Shock Absorber and Replacement Cost

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. That way, your tires are always touching the road whether the vehicle is moving or not. This also comes in real handy if you’re driving … Read more

5 Causes of Lower Control Arm Bushing Noise (and How to Fix)

The lower control arm bushing is located in the suspension system of your vehicle. It is a rubber component which has two metal sleeves inside of it. It is responsible for allowing the control arm to connect to the frame of the vehicle and the wheel hub. That way, every time you turn the steering … Read more