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The control arm connects your car's chassis to the front suspension system. Typically, the term "control arm" means the upper control arm and lower control arm. Both components work in unison to provide a solid, stable link with the suspension and body. Without control arms, your car wouldn't run as smoothly, and it also wouldn't be nearly as safe. The combination of ride stability and better overall control make control arms one of the most important components on your car, even if they're under-appreciated.
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How Control Arms Help Stabilize Your Car
Think of your control arms as extra shock absorbers. But instead of absorbing the shock from the wheels up, the control arms assist in lessening the impact of the road. Another important part of the control arm system is to align the wheels with the car's frame. Part-safety component, part-essential stabilizer and part-shock absorb assist, control arms do many things simultaneously.
Nearly all new cars have control arms for the front suspension system, not the rear suspension. This is primarily due to the fact that only the front wheels are controlled by the steering wheel.
Signs You May Need a New Control Arm
Keep your ear (and eyes) to the ground - when it comes to diagnosing control arm troubles, you have to pay keen attention to small yet significant symptoms. Here are some particular problems to look for:
Excessive noise. Given the crucial link between the suspension system and the chassis, it stands to reason that any problem with the control arms will impact safety. A loud banging or clunking noise may indicate that your control arms are going bad.
Poor steering control. Steering problems might not be due to steering components. If your control arms are starting to rust or become loose, you may notice a slight tremble in the steering wheel, especially at higher speeds - say, anything over 30 MPH. If an inspection of the universal joint, steering rack, alignment or similar steering issue comes up empty, the next logical choice is the control arm.
Wheel instability. If you notice a little bit of "wheel wobble" when your car is safely jacked up, it might not be a CV joint. Check the control arms for signs of wear and tear.
Uneven tire wear. Whenever control arms start to fail, random or uneven tire wear is usually a good indicator. If you keep your tire PSI at the correct level and your tires are cupping or warping, it may be time for a control arm inspection.
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