Are you a car owner wondering what it might cost to replace your control arm? Replacing a broken or worn-out control arm can help keep your vehicle running correctly and make driving more comfortable, but it can also be costly. Luckily, we’ve put together this guide on how much it costs to replace the control arm in your car. From labor costs to parts prices, we’ll provide all the information you need to know before having work done on your vehicle.
Signs Of A Bad Front Control Arm
A bad front control arm can cause issues in steering, such as unusual noises when turning or vibrations through the steering wheel. You may also experience knocking sounds that come from under the hood or feel like pulling to one side while driving. Inspecting your vehicle's front control arms regularly for any signs of wear or damage is important.
Sings Of A Bad Rear Control Arm
A worn-out rear control arm can cause similar symptoms as a bad front one but with more serious consequences, such as poor directional stability, excessive tire wear, and poor acceleration/cornering ability. Furthermore, there might be a clunking sound when applying brakes or hitting bumps in the road. The excessive play between the control arm bushings and mounting points usually causes this. You may also experience “wheel hop,” which is the inability of your vehicle to get traction due to worn-out suspension, causing the wheels to “hop” when accelerating quickly.
Cost To Replace A Front Control Arm
The cost of replacing your front control arms typically depends on your car’s make, model, and year. Generally speaking, you should expect to pay anywhere from $200 to $500 for labor costs alone. On top of that, you’ll need to account for parts that could range from $100 up to $400 depending on what kind of new control arms you go with (OEM vs. aftermarket).
Cost To Replace A Rear Control Arm
Rear control arm repair/replacement costs are slightly higher than those associated with fixing front ones due to the greater complexity of the job. In addition to labor costs averaging around $250-650, you will also need components ranging anywhere from $100-$700 depending on make/model/year etc. It's worth consulting with a certified mechanic to have an accurate estimate of total repair costs before proceeding with repair work.
GSP’s High-Quality Control Arm Solutions
At GSP Latin America, we produce high-quality, direct replacement, premium control arms to get your vehicle riding better than ever. Our control arms offer the following benefits:
Precision - Manufactured in world-leading CNC machines to ensure processing accuracy and stability.
Optimization - OE design improvement for better product performance and easier installation.
Quality Control - All steering and suspension parts undergo an extensive quality control process
Anti-Corrosion Treatment - All GSP steering and suspension components are covered with an electrophoretic paint to provide superior anti-corrosion treatment.