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July 26, 2019

Dorman’s Loaded Knuckles are Saving Shops Time and Money

Steve Carroll found himself in a difficult situation. The manager of Carroll’s Service Center in West Trenton, New Jersey, was pressing a wheel bearing out of the suspension knuckle of a Ford Explorer. He had the knuckle assembly clamped down, and the bearing wasn’t even budging. He’d already put a lot of force into it, with no progress. “We eventually cleared out the shop,” he said. “All the other customer cars, all the other staff, anything that could get injured or damaged. I was using a six-foot bar to crank the press and positioned myself behind the post of my […]
June 12, 2018

Don’t Overlook Suspension Problems

When a vehicle’s handling feels off, the usual suspects are usually investigated: ball joints, tie rods and control arms. It is important not to overlook your cars’ bushings. These suspension components reduce noise, shock and vibrations. This part is especially relevant for suspension health in older vehicles.  It is critical for tire life and ride quality for a vehicle’s bushings to be in good working order. There are multiple signs that something may be wrong with the bushings. While the most obvious is a loud and unpleasant noise while breaking or accelerating, there are some others. These are: Free play […]