If you are replacing or repairing a damaged suspension system, it is important to install a new upper control arm as it serves several important functions, including:
· Maintain wheel alignment: The upper control arm helps to keep the wheels in proper alignment with the chassis or body of the vehicle, preventing uneven tire wear and improving overall handling.
· Support the weight of the vehicle: The upper control arm bears a significant amount of the weight of the vehicle, helping to support the suspension system and maintain proper ride height.
· Absorb shock and vibration: The upper control arm, along with the other components of the suspension system, helps to absorb shocks and vibrations from the road, providing a smoother and more comfortable ride.
· Control the motion of the wheels: The upper control arm works in conjunction with the other suspension components to control the motion of the wheels, preventing excessive bounce, sway, or roll.
· Enhance steering response: The upper control arm contributes to the overall stability and responsiveness of the vehicle's steering system, allowing for more precise control and maneuverability.
· Reduce stress on other suspension components: By helping to distribute the weight of the vehicle evenly across the suspension system, the upper control arm reduces the strain on other components, such as the shocks, struts, and springs.