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Tire Mart of Chiefland
1530 NW. 26th Avenue
Chiefland, FL 32626
(352) 493-0013
Tire Mart of Lake City
2700 US Hwy 90
Lake City, FL 32055
(386) 752-0054

Tire Mart provides Ball Joint Replacement services to Lake City, FL, Chiefland, FL, Live Oak, FL, and other surrounding areas.

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

The Basics Behind Ball Joint Replacement Services at Tire Mart

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 Tire Mart?

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 Lake City, FL, Chiefland, FL, Live Oak, FL, and surrounding areas.

Areas Served : Chiefland FL | Lake City FL | Live Oak FL | and surrounding areas

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Tire Mart

Tire Mart has two locations. The first location is at 2700 US Highway 90 West in Lake City, Florida. This location was founded in 1971 by David Johnson, Sr. and his son-in-law, James Burke, Jr. The business originally was started as a truck stop and restaurant, but changed focus in 1984 when Tire Mart was officially opened. The current managers of this location are James Burke, Jr., and David Johnson, Jr.. The second location was opened in 1998 at 1530 NW 26th Avenue in Chiefland, Florida, and is managed by Jimmy Burke. Customers living in the Lake City, Chiefland and Live Oak communities can choose either one of the Tire Mart facilities. The Lake City location is open Monday through Friday from 8am to 5:30pm and on Saturday from 8am to 1pm. The Chiefland location is open Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm and on Saturday from 8am to 2pm. At Tire Mart, we understand how much of an investment your car is and that’s why we care for each car as if it were our own.

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