About Stabilizer Bar Bushings Replacement
What are stabilizer bar bushings? Stabilizer bar bushings provide cushioning for the stabilizer bar, which is a feature on your vehicle that transfers weight from side to side to keep your car from rolling when you take sharp turns. If the stabilizer bar bushings are worn, they will not work as well as they are supposed to, which can result in whining type noises. If the bushings are badly damaged the stabilizer bar will cease to be very effective. How do you know your stabilizer bar bushings need to be replaced? You notice clunking or squeaking noises when your vehicle drives over bumps, makes turns, or even during braking and accelerating. How are your spring insulators replaced by a mobile mechanic? The vehicle is lifted and put on jack stands and the defective bushings are removed (this should always be done as a pair). New bushings are installed and the vehicle is then inspected while running to check the steering stabilizer bar operation. How important is it to have your spring insulators replaced? If your stabilizer bar bushings are damaged or worn, your vehicle's stabilizer bar can become less effective, causing you to feel more body roll while driving.