Ball Joints Service and Repair in Stockton
Ball joint is a flexible ball and socket, and it is a part of your car’s suspension. It attaches the wheel hub to the suspension. It has a very wide range of motion, and helps to keep the ride smooth and controlled.
Given their importance, it’s a good idea to get ball joints inspected during the regular vehicle service visits. Good dust seal and proper lubrication are important for ball joints to function correctly, and are also important to extend ball joint lifespan.
Signs that ball joints might be worn or failing include steering looseness, noises and vibrations. If you notice any of these signs, it’s a good idea to have the ball joints and entire suspension inspected by a professional mechanic. Worn ball joins can impact wheel alignment, resulting in premature and accelerated tire wear, eventually resulting in the additional expense of tire replacement.
If you’re hearing snapping, popping, or clicking noises when making a turn, chances are the ball joints are worn and failing. Car manufacturers do not consider ball joints replacement to be part of routine maintenance, but it should be. If ignored long enough, a worn ball joint can break, resulting in damage to the suspension system, as well as the steering system. When travelling at highway speeds, ball joint failure is a serious matter. Toole’s Garage recommends regular ball joints inspection and ball joint replacement if necessary.
Repairs we perform at Toole’s Garage Stockton are covered by our 36 months / 36, 000 miles nationwide warranty. So give us a call to schedule an appointment if you suspect that ball joints in your vehicle might require professional attention.