The control arms on your Hyundai suspension system are part of the vehicle's suspension system. They connect the front wheel assemblies to the chassis. One end of the control arm connects to the chassis. Bushings help to limit noise and vibration. The other end connects by a ball joint to the steering knuckle. That allows for easy movement in all directions.
Kinds of Control Arms
Control arms are available in three different types of assemblies. Bolt-in assemblies are typically found in MacPherson struts. Press-in and unitized assemblies feature that ball joint, which means that you have to replace the entire assembly when one goes bad. That's actually easier and less time-consuming than replacing a bolt-in assembly.
How to Identify a Failing Control Arm
Fortunately, a control arm tends to go bad over stages. That gives you some time to replace it, but you do want to act quickly as it's not safe to drive with a bad control arm. Signs of trouble include:
- Vibrating wheels
- A wandering steering wheel
- The steering wheel pulls to one side
- You hear unusual sounds
- Your wheels wobble
- Your ride comfort worsens
- Uneven tire wear
- Erratic braking
If you're experiencing any of these symptoms, have your vehicle's suspension inspected. If you do need to replace any of your control arms, be sure that you choose the right parts for your Hyundai. Genuine OEM control arms are guaranteed to be compatible with your model, making them the smart choice. Our online auto parts department has everything you need in stock and ready to ship. Buy now and save!
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