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What is a Ball Joint

January 27, 2018

What is a Ball Joint

Sometimes when we take our car to a garage for repair, the mechanic will tell us that the ball joint of the car is in bad shape.  A lot of people do not know what a ball joint is and they just pay for the repairs.  So it is important to have necessary knowledge about something for which you are paying for.

A Ball Joint

To connect the steering knuckle and the control arm, fundamentally helping as the central part between suspension  and wheels.  A spherical bearing is used which is also knows as a ball joint, this spherical bearing is comprised of a socket and stud walled in a casing.  The ball joint is basically used to permit the movement through which you can have a relaxed drive on uneven surfaces.

As the ball joint provides control to the wheels, it can prove to be extremely dangerous if in bad shape because if the ball joint is in bad shape it can cause poor handling or in some cases complete loss of control.  To check the condition of the ball joints listen to the rattling or knocking in your cars suspension.  This can be an indication your ball joint is worn. Because your cars ball joints and also all parts of your suspension play a crucial roll in the safety of your car.  Try to have them checked at your local garage every couple of months.  This may only take a couple of minutes and could prevent a serious or fatal accident.

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