What's a ball joint?
A ball joint is a type of articulating joint that is commonly used
in the suspension system of a vehicle. It is a spherical bearing
that connects the control arm to the steering knuckle, allowing for
a wide range of motion between the two components. This allows the
wheels to move up and down, as well as pivot left and right, in
response to the movements of the vehicle. Ball joints are designed
to be flexible, but also to provide a high degree of support and
stability. This helps to ensure that the wheels remain in contact
with the road surface, even over rough or uneven terrain.
How to check for wear on any other component?
To check for wear, you can inspect the component for signs of
physical damage or excessive play. If the component is worn, it may
show signs of bending, cracking, or other physical damage.
Additionally, you can try to move the component by hand to see if
there is any noticeable play or looseness in any joint. If there is
excessive play, it may be a sign that the component is worn and in
need of replacement. It is important to regularly check for issues,
as worn components can affect the handling and stability of the