BEARINGS & BALL JOINTS

Parents know best!

Parents always know best! Click the image to enlarge Recently we had a young woman call the garage to book her car in as the “fan-belt” was noisy and getting worse, plus, her power steering was occasionally very stiff. I was told that...

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Noisy bearing

Bearing noisy = brake problem! Click the image to enlarge We recently had a vehicle in as it had a very noisy wheel bearing, it had also recently passed the MOT test. The customer was surprised that  the car needed a wheel bearing. I pointed out...

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New joint or take cover?

New joint or take cover? Click the image to enlarge Now that Vosa have changed the MOT criteria we are getting more and more bottom ball joint dust covers split failures. I am sure some garages are now needlessly fitting new components, purely...

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Many tools make light work!

Many tools make light work! Picture 1 Picture 2 Picture 3 Picture 4 Picture 5 Exactly how many tools do you need to renew a ball joint? AtWorcester’s Mobile Mechanic we have all the tools that you would expect a professional garage to have...

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Knock knock

Knock knock – Boot missing Click the image to enlarge At Worcester’s Mobile Mechanic we have a large customer base with many different vehicles. This bottom arm is from a Honda CRV. The vehicle was bought into us as there was a knock...

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Bearing stops car!

Bearing stops car but not as AA said – terminal seized Click images to enlarge Recently, I arrived at work early on a Monday morning and there was a camper van with the owner asleep inside. He had only been driving along and then the engine...

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Ball joint falling apart

Ball joint falling apart Click image to enlarge A white van man bought his van in with a horrendous knocking from the nearside. He was convinced it was dangerous to drive. He was quite right, the bottom ball joint on the passenger side was in a...

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