The steering control arm is the rod which connects the steering wheel to the rest of the control system. A control arm in good condition allows for smooth and accurate steering. Obviously, this is an incredibly important part of the vehicle, without which the driver would be incapable of controlling the vehicle which can obviously be dangerous. In the vast majority of vehicles, the control arm does not fail suddenly, it will wear off and over time. So, you have enough time to get it replaced.
If you feel an unexpected shuddering in the steering wheel, the wheel feels too tight or too loose, or the vehicle’s steering is not as smooth as it should be, the problem may be the control arm. Do not ignore these symptoms and visit a professional mechanic as soon as possible. Keep in mind, however, that the problem may also have to do with other parts of the car, so a thorough examination will help determine the faulty parts.
If the entire car control arm needs to be replaced then, do so right away but with an original, branded part. High-quality parts can be relatively expensive, but they end up being a lot more economical in the long run. At car-parts.ie we sell control arms for all cars by well-known brands such as Febi Bel Stein, Metzger, and Vaico amongst many others. If you need help finding the right control arm for your vehicle, do not hesitate to call or email us right away.