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Control Arm Kit
Find Your Car's Control Arm Kit at BuyAutoParts.com
When your car starts to wobble, shimmy or shake during normal operation, it may be time for a new control arm. The control arm kits sold at BuyAutoParts.com supply all the necessary components for a complete control arm replacement. This can include the following parts:
- Lower control arm
- Upper control arm
- Rear control arm
- Front control arm
- Associated hardware and fastening components
Some control arm kits just have a pair of arms (lower and upper, or front and rear), so it helps to know which type of suspension system is on your car. But even if you aren't aware, our easy ordering system simplifies the process in your favor - simply enter your vehicle's year, make and model and we'll show you high-quality, low-cost control arm assemblies.
Complete Control Arm Assemblies - Rear Control Arms, Front Control Arms & More
Each control arm has a simple task: to secure the wheels to the car frame. But it's much more complicated than that. Control arms are integral for safe steering control as well.
Signs of Bad Control Arms
How do you know when it's time to replace your control arms? These three signs are a pretty good indication:
- Excessive steering wobbles when traveling, especially at high speeds. A failing control arm is interconnected to your frame and wheels, so when that connection is degraded, you'll immediately notice a wobble or shimmy, particularly when traveling over 40-50 MPH.
- Vibration when applying brake. Of course, you could have a warped rotor, worn brake pads and other common issues. Control arms aren't usually considered in this situation, but if you've just changed your brakes, the vibration could be due to the control arm.
- Examine control arms with car jacked up. Safely raise your car, and then try to move the tire with your hands on both sides of the wheel. If there's too much movement, it's probably your control arm.
Suspension System Overview
Not sure if your car uses control arms to steer and secure your wheels? If your car has any of the following two types of suspension systems, you have control arms.
Strut suspension. Also called "Macpherson struts," this type of system relies on control arms (upper and lower) to secure and stabilize the axles and wheels.
Wishbone suspension. The control arms for this type of suspension setup are A-shaped.
Time to Replace the Control Arms? Get a Control Arm Kit
With a control arm kit, you don't have to worry about getting smaller components; everything is included for a successful control arm replacement. Since BuyAutoParts.com only sells the highest quality OEM equivalent upper control arms and lower control arms - our kits also have front and rear arms, depending on your vehicle - you're assured of great performance without breaking the bank.
BuyAutoParts.com has the control arm kit for your car. And if you can't find a control arm, just give our auto parts specialists a call at (888) 907-7225. Our friendly control arm consultants will direct you to the best part at the best price. For other car projects, don't forget to check out our Buyer's Guides and DIY videos and articles. Thanks for considering BuyAutoParts.com for all of your control arm kit requirements.