Control Arms: Buying Guide and FAQ
What are Control Arms?
They're parts of the front suspension in a Mitsubishi vehicle, ones which connect its frame or body to its wheel assembly or steering knuckle. They're also called "A arms," and some Mitsubishi models have four -- two lower, two upper.
Their outer ends attach via ball joints, sometimes permanently, sometimes with the joints simply pressed or bolted in. This configuration lets you replace the joints if it's ever necessary. Their rubber bushings, however, enable the arms to swing vertically; this helps the vehicle's front wheels and tires go over road hazards like bumps and potholes more easily.
What Do Control Arms Do?
They keep your front wheels contacting the road as they should. Put simply, they keep steering dependable.
What are the Signs Control Arms are Going Bad?
- General damage
- Popping or clunking during driving
- Loss of control
- Brake drift across uneven surfaces
These are symptoms of either degraded ball joints, torn control arm bushings, or both. Degraded parts almost invariably cause the complete separation of the front wheels from the rest of the suspension.
See such signs, and you should lift your Mitsubishi up on a hoist and inspect it. Otherwise, be sure to do this once a year. If it turns out that you need to replace any control arms, be sure to buy genuine ones.
Why Buy Genuine Mitsubishi Control Arms?
Unlike aftermarket control arms, they're guaranteed compatible with the car or SUV model you drive.
Where Can I Order OEM Control Arms for My Mitsubishi Online?
From the catalog at our auto parts store. Simply browse by model and model year to find the right fit for your ride. Buy them now, and we'll ship ASAP, directly to your door.
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