The lower control arm is an important part of the suspension system in any car. Since these are part of the suspension, they are under a great deal of stress and can very well end up breaking or becoming otherwise damaged when you do drive over bumps and holes in the road.
The lower control arm part of the front suspension of a car and it does help the car to bounce and sway when you drive over bumps. If the frame of a car was rigid, the frame would become damaged easily when you do drive over bumps and holes. The lower control arm helps the suspension to move and to sway easily so that it does not damage the frame and so that the suspension is not going to be damaged overall. The lower control arms can be damaged and broken if you do drive over excessive bumps and holes and are not taking into consideration the road that you are driving on. Lower control arms are a big part of your suspension, and they do need to be in good shape for your car to drive well. Your suspension system also includes the control arm and bushing and the ball joint which can both require service occasionally.
There are some symptoms of a bad lower control arm that you can look for to determine if you do need to have work done. The first is that you may hear clunking or banging noises coming from the control arm, often after you have driven over a bump after you have braked, or if you have turned hard. You might also notice that your car is pulling to one side or other even if you are not touching or guiding the steering wheel. You may also see uneven tire wear or strange wear patterns on your tires or vibration when you do drive which can make it hard to drive. You can drive without a lower control arm but it is going to make damage to the rest of the frame more likely and can cause your car to be very difficult or uncomfortable to drive.
Briggs Kia offers a great customer waiting area that has flat-screen televisions, wifi, and kids play area. Briggs Kia also offers a complimentary multi-point inspection with each service, online service scheduling, and a state of the art facility that is going to be able to handle any issues that pop up. They can handle just about anything, and their team of trained professionals can help you to get your car back on the road working well and performing the way that you want it to.