810 North Main St., Wildwood, FL 34785
Phone: (352) 748-6556
Open Mon-Fri 8AM-5PM & Saturday 8AM-12PM

707 South Main St., Wildwood, FL 34785
Phone: (352) 748-6549
Open Mon-Fri 8AM-5PM

12 MONTH

12,000 MILE

NATIONWIDE REPAIR

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Sumter Tire & Auto provides Ball Joint Replacement services to Wildwood, FL, Sumter County, FL, Lake County, FL, and other surrounding areas.

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

The Basics Behind Ball Joint Replacement Services at Sumter Tire & Auto

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 Sumter Tire & Auto?

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 Wildwood, FL, Sumter County, FL, Lake County, FL, and surrounding areas.

Areas Served : Lake County FL | Sumter County FL | Wildwood FL | and surrounding areas

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Sumter Tire & Auto

Sumter Tire & Auto has lived up to their reputation since their opening in 1986. The second generation family owned business offers a range of products to the tire and automotive shopper, performed by ASE certified technicians. Originally founded near Lake Panasoffkee, the company now serves Sumter County, Lake County, The Villages, Lady Lake & other surrounding areas. Stop by our location at 810 North Main St, Wildwood, FL 34765-3845, or call 352-748-6556. "We Will Treat You Right!"


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