Since your steering wheel turns so easily, you may not think about all the force and power that is required to actually move your wheels under your vehicle. The components responsible for accomplishing this difficult task include your steering rack, tie rod, and ball joint. Over time, through normal wear and tear, you will eventually need a replacement ball joint. Your ball joints can be found at either end of the tie rod, and they are responsible for ensuring that your wheels turn smoothly in response to the motion of your steering wheel. As you drive, the lubrication at the joints becomes used and worn, and the parts will start to grind against each other. One sign that may indicate the need for a replacement ball joint is loose steering, since as the joint integrity disintegrates, your steering will lose accuracy. You may even find your vehicle wandering or wobbling on the road due to a bad ball joint. It is essential to maintain good steering, handling, and control, especially when the road conditions are hazardous due to rain or snow, so do not hesitate to install a replacement ball joint as soon as you need one to stay safe on the road. All of us deserve professional sales support when purchasing good quality auto parts for their car or truck. Thus, we created an always-open service call bureau to help you with your calls. To sweeten the deal, you always get free shipping for all orders greater than $50. If you can find a better price, let us know - we will meet or beat any legitimate auto part price.