Camber wear - Uneven wear on one side of a tire tread may occur when the tire is leaning due to camber misalignment. The underlying cause may be bad control arm bushings, loose ball joints, a bent spindle or strut, or a strut tower that s out of its normal position (due to factory misassembly, collision damage, body sag or severe corrosion).

Do Control Arms affect tire wear?

tire wear: worn control arm bushings can allow the control arm to shift from its intended position. this will create abnormal wear on one or both sides of the tire's tread. steering problems: worn control arm bushings can greatly affect a vehicle's alignment.

How do I know if my control arms are bad?

  • Squeaking, knocking, clunking, banging, popping, or snapping noises, when going over bumps or while steering, accelerating, or decelerating.
  • Steering issues including wandering, pulling to one side, or an inability to track straight when cruising, braking, or on uneven surfaces.
  • Can you get an alignment with bad control arms?

    control arm bushings don't affect alignment really, they just help locate the arm properly during suspension movement. Control arms have a very important role holding both front wheels on the road. If a control arm is excessively worn, damaged or bent, the vehicle is NOT SAFE to drive.

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    What do bad control arm bushings feel like?

    When a control arm bushing begins to go bad on your vehicle, likely the first symptom you will notice is increased vibrations often felt in the steering wheel. Usually the vibrations will intensify when accelerating, which can quickly become annoying. This is due to wobbly wheels because of excess play in the system.

    Can a bad ball joint cause tire wear?

    The ball joint allows the turning of the wheel left or right. Worn Lower Ball Joints typically will cause inside edge wear on tires, which will be worn smooth, while worn upper Ball Joints will cause outside edge wear.

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