Replacing Your Ball Joints? Here’s What You Should Know First

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    Ball joints are crucial components to the suspension and steering of your car. Before you can understand how to replace ball joints, it’s important to understand how they work.

    Ball joints attach to the wheel hub of your car where your wheel, tire, and the rest of your suspension is mounted. This area needs to rotate horizontally and vertically for both steering and shock absorption, so ball joints are employed to allow the system to move how it needs to.

    Cars have two or four ball joints on the front wheels depending on the strut style and whether or not shocks and springs are employed. Ball joints may be load-bearing or non-load bearing depending on their placement, so if you’re shopping for discount auto parts online or in a shop, make sure you know exactly what style you’re looking for. Continue Reading