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Wabash Tire & Auto Repair provides Ball Joint Replacement services to Effingham, IL, Mattoon, IL, Vandalia, IL, and other surrounding areas.

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The Basics Behind Ball Joint Replacement Services at Wabash Tire & Auto Repair

The suspension system allows your tires to maintain constant contact with the road, especially on uneven surfaces like bumps and potholes. Ball joints are ball-and-socket joints located between the control arm and the steering knuckle. Ball joints act as the pivot point between the wheels and the rest of the suspension system. They are designed to allow for movement in two planes at once while providing ease of rotation in those planes. They allow a vehicle’s suspension system to move up or down while the wheels turn left or right. Vehicles with shocks have upper and lower ball joints, while many vehicles with struts have only lower ball joints. Some ball joints are load-bearing and will wear faster than normal ball joints. As an important suspension component, ball joints are designed to experience wear and tear, often in the form of friction. Like all suspension system components, ball joints have a maintenance schedule that can help prevent unexpected repairs or replacements.



Why Should You Have Ball Joint Replacement Services Performed at Wabash Tire & Auto Repair?

Upper and lower ball joints are designed to fit snugly inside a lubricated casing. If the casing loses lubrication, dries out, or the linkage becomes loose, wheel alignment may be affected. A loose ball joint can also result in suspension noise and uneven tire wear. Because ball joints act as the link between the wheels and other suspension components, a bad joint can conflict with normal steering capabilities. In extreme cases, a worn ball joint that fails may fall out of its casing and cause a collapse of the suspension system. Clunking sounds, poor handling, and unnatural pulling are all signs of bad ball joints. In some cases, ball joints may require replacements. If you plan on avoiding a ball joint failure, be sure to consult your owner’s manual for the maximum allowable wear on your suspension system’s ball joints. Our replacement ball joints will restore full functionality to your suspension system.

We proudly service the Ball Joint Replacement needs of customers in Effingham, IL, Mattoon, IL, Vandalia, IL, and surrounding areas.

Areas Served : Effingham IL | Mattoon IL | Vandalia IL | and surrounding areas

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Wabash Tire & Auto Repair

Wabash Tire & Auto Repair is your source for wheels, tires, and auto repair services in the greater Effingham community. As a leader in carrying top tire brands at competitive prices, Wabash Tire & Auto Repair is the first place to go when you want a great deal on tires in Effingham, IL or the surrounding region.  Need auto repair or vehicle maintenance? Our team of skilled automotive technicians can deliver quality workmanship when you need it most. Whether you need brakes, work on your exhaust system, a simple oil change or transmission repair, our team is here to deliver great service at a fair price. Contact us today for a quote on tires or rims, or to schedule your auto repair in Effingham, IL. Save at Wabash Tire & Auto Repair!

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Phone: (217) 342-9297
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Address: 89 Village Square Mall
Effingham, IL 62401

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