How do control arms function?

As a part of the suspension system, control arms have the important job of linking the front wheels to a vehicle. Control arms are central to the front suspension system. Control arms are able to be adjusted at the points where they attach to a vehicle frame. These adjustments are important to make sure a vehicle can be properly aligned.

While there are many different types of suspension and many different types of control arms, they all perform the same basic task. They keep the wheel vertical to the pavement and attached to the frame of the car so the vehicle can be driven, steered, and stopped safely. If a vehicles suspension system needs maintenance, please check with a car service professional to make sure your vehicle stays safe and on the road.