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232 Garden Hwy, Yuba City, CA 95991

(530)755-9700 or Text Us Now

service@gmspecialist.com

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232 Garden Hwy, Yuba City, CA 95991

Ball Joint Replacement

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Physical Address 232 Garden Hwy, Yuba City, CA 95991
Contact: Phone or Text (530)755-9700
Opening Hours Mon-Fri 08:00 AM - 05:30 PM, Sat-Sun Closed

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    Ball Joint Replacement

    The Basics Behind Ball Joint Replacement Services at GM Specialist

    The suspension system in your vehicle is crucial for maintaining constant contact between your tires and the road, especially on uneven surfaces like bumps and potholes. Central to this system are ball joints, which are ball-and-socket joints located between the control arm and the steering knuckle. These joints serve as pivot points between the wheels and the rest of the suspension system. Designed for movement in two planes while allowing for rotation, ball joints enable the suspension to move up and down as the wheels turn left and right.

    Understanding Ball Joints

    Vehicles equipped with shocks have both upper and lower ball joints, while many vehicles with struts typically have only lower ball joints. Some ball joints are load-bearing, causing them to wear faster than standard joints. As essential components of the suspension, ball joints endure significant wear and tear, primarily due to friction. Maintaining a regular maintenance schedule for ball joints can help prevent unexpected repairs or replacements.

    Why Choose GM Specialist for Ball Joint Replacement Services?

    Expert Diagnosis and Repair

    At GM Specialist, we understand the importance of keeping your ball joints in optimal condition. Ball joints fit snugly inside a lubricated casing, but if the casing loses lubrication, dries out, or the linkage becomes loose, it can affect wheel alignment. A loose ball joint can result in suspension noise and uneven tire wear. Furthermore, since ball joints link the wheels to other suspension components, a defective joint can impair normal steering capabilities. In severe cases, a worn ball joint may fail and cause the suspension system to collapse.

    Signs of Worn Ball Joints

    Clunking sounds, poor handling, and unnatural pulling are common indicators of bad ball joints. To avoid ball joint failure, it’s essential to consult your owner’s manual for the maximum allowable wear on your vehicle’s ball joints. Our replacement ball joints will restore the full functionality of your suspension system, ensuring a smooth and safe ride.

    We proudly service the ball joint replacement needs of customers in Yuba City, CA, Marysville, CA, Plumas Lake, CA, and surrounding areas.

    Areas Served

    Yuba City, CA | Marysville, CA | Plumas Lake, CA | and surrounding areas

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