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Alert Tire Service provides Ball Joint Replacement services to Plant City, FL, Lakeland, FL, Tampa, FL, and other surrounding areas.

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

The Basics Behind Ball Joint Replacement Services at Alert Tire Service

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 Alert Tire Service?

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 Plant City, FL, Lakeland, FL, Tampa, FL, and surrounding areas.

Areas Served : Lakeland FL | Plant City FL | Tampa FL | and surrounding areas

Alert Tire Service in Plant City, FL

Alert Tire & Automotive has been serving Plant City and the surrounding areas of Zephyrhills, Brandon, Valrico, Turkey Creek, and Seffner in Central Florida since 1975. We sell all major brands of tires including passenger, truck, farm, and specialty tires. Not to mention, we’re one of the oldest tire retreaders in Florida with our own tire retreading plant. You can save up to 50% purchasing quality retread tires. As a certified NAPA AutoCare Center, we employ experienced ASE Certified mechanics who provide our customers with trusted, courteous service. We have one of the most advanced high-tech automotive repair facilities in Central Florida with the diagnostic equipment required to troubleshoot and service today’s newer computerized car and truck operating systems. Stop by and see us today!

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Phone: (813) 754-3554
Fax: (813) 754-6562
Address: 1505 E. Baker Street
Plant City, FL 33566
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