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Simply put, ball joints are suspension components that connect the steering knuckles to the control arms. They are essentially a flexible ball and socket that allow the suspension to move and the wheels to steer simultaneously. While ball joints may be “lubricated for life,” vehicle owners should not allow the maintenance-free claim to lull them into a false sense of security that the joints will never wear out. Whenwater seeps into the boot that covers the moving parts, component failure is imminent. When it occurs, drivers are likely to hear a clicking sound that transmits through the steering wheel when the vehicle moves over bumps. This is the first symptom to suggest the need for ball-joint replacement.

We know that a regularly scheduled tune up is less money, time, and headache than having to entirely rebuild your car’s transmission. That's why our ASE- certified technicians provide the preventative maintenance that can stop transmission trouble before it makes a big stink. And if you are experiencing some smoke, we have the experience and expertise necessary to find the problem and fix it right the first time.

Give us a call at 952-473-4848 today for an appointment. Our address is 2220 Daniels Street, Long Lake.Be sure to Visit our web site at www.chunksautomotiveservice.com for a chance to win free gas!

HINT: The fitness of ball joints can generally be assessed by placing the vehicle on a lift and moving each wheel from side to side to look for loose play.