Reinforcing Driver Control
Strut arms are designed to connect your control arms to the chassis of your vehicle. By doing this, your strut arms are restricting your tire's forward and backward movement as you accelerate or decelerate. This restricted movement increases your control over the vehicle while changing speeds. Much like the arms themselves, strut arm bushings are crucial to your control of the vehicle. Made to protect the mounting point between your strut arm, control arms, and chassis, strut arm bushings keep your suspension working at it's best. Unfortunately, OE strut arm bushings are commonly made of a soft rubber that's prone to wearing down over time. Once these bushings wear down your handling will be reduced and there's a good chance of metal-on-metal contact, leading to both additional damage and unwanted noise.