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Are there any symptoms of a broken coil spring?

A broken coil spring is a big safety concern. Most cars have four coil springs, one to support corner of the vehicle’s frame. In most cars, coil springs are installed within struts. They don’t require maintenance but they can break and need to be replaced. What happens when a coil spring breaks? When a coil […]

The Cost of Replacing An Engine Mount

Engine mounts secure the engine of a vehicle to its chassis, keeping the engine stabilized and aligned with the frame of the vehicle. They’re usually made of metal and rubber– the metal is used to be able to withstand the force and torque generated by the engine, while rubber helps to dampen the vibrations. As […]

Bushings: What causes them to crack?

Most car owners probably don’t even know what bushings are. They may sound obscure but these components are essential to your vehicle’s suspension. Bushings provide insulation between car components to significantly reduces vibration and create a more pleasant ride. Rubber bushings are the most commonly used for cars as their design helps manufacturers meet industry […]

How do I know if my control arm bushings are worn beyond repair? Part Two

As we discussed in Tuesday’s article, control arm bushings are vital parts of your car’s suspension system that help to insulate vibration. Here are a few more signs you should watch for if you’re worried about your control arm bushings: 1) Clicking, popping, or snapping Clicking, popping, or snapping sound when the wheel is a […]

How do I know if my control arm bushings are worn beyond repair? Part One

Control arm bushings are vital parts of your car’s suspension system that help to insulate vibration. By reducing the energy being transmitted from one moving component to another which, in turn, significantly reduces vibration and keeps the driver and passengers comfortable inside the car. Rubber bushings are the most commonly used for cars as their […]

Is Your Suspension System Failing? This Could Be Why

Control arms, bushings, and ball joints are very important components of the suspension and steering system. These parts allow flexibility and controlled movement over rough road conditions and adjust according to the steering input from the driver. If these parts become worn, they can compromise both handling and comfort, or result in catastrophic damage to […]

Common Problems with Control Arm Bushings and How to Prevent Them

Vehicle control arms, bushings, and ball joints are very important suspension and steering components. These parts allow flexibility and controlled movement according to the road conditions and the steering input from the driver. But, when they become worn, it can cause problems for the vehicle that compromise handling and comfort, or result in catastrophic damage […]

Suspension Basics: Control Arms and Bushings

Control arms and bushings are critical components of your suspension system. Working together, they allow your tires to move up and down in a smooth, controlled motion. Without them, most rides would be extremely rough and uncomfortable. Control Arms Control arms connect the wheel hubs and steering knuckles to the frame of the vehicle. They […]