2311 Central Ave, Dubuque, IA 52001
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Can I Drive with a Bad Ball Joint? You should not! Since Ball Joints are part of a car’s Steering Suspension, if one would fail, a loss of control of the vehicle could occur. Ball Joints are designed to keep your vehicle’s Tires flat against the road as the Vehicle Suspension moves up and down. If a Ball Joint completely breaks, the Steering Wheel is free to move in any direction. Ball Joints do go bad over time and must be replaced. Driving with a Bad Ball Joint may also cause damage to other vehicle components, like Uneven Tire Wear or more frequent Tire Replacement.