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1445 San Pablo Ave. Berkeley, CA 94702

Auto Options provides Ball Joint Replacement services to Berkeley, CA, Oakland, CA, Albany, CA, and other surrounding areas.

Approx. Time: 120 Minutes  |   Price Range: Get Quote for Price

The Basics Behind Ball Joint Replacement Services at Auto Options

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 Auto Options?

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 Berkeley, CA, Oakland, CA, Albany, CA, and surrounding areas.

Areas Served : Albany CA | Berkeley CA | Oakland CA | and surrounding areas

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Looking for auto repairs in Berkeley, CA? Call Auto Options. As the area’s top auto repair shop, our commitment to quality is obvious. Bring your vehicle to us when you need new tires, and schedule tire services to get the maximum tire life possible. Every tire purchase includes a free alignment check every 10,000 miles. Keep ahead of uneven tire wear. Don’t forget to change your oil---we can help with that, too. Give us a call now at 510-526-9800 to schedule your auto repairs now.

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Phone: 510-526-9800
Fax: 510-526-1900
Address: 1445 San Pablo Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94702

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