How much does a control arm cost to replace?
The control arm should be repaired or replaced as soon as there’s any sign of damage, and control arm replacements costs are typically $117 – $306 for the majority of vehicles. The part itself will normally cost between $42 – $103, with labor time usually an hour or two.
Can I replace just one ball joint?
If you change the ball joints due to wear on one side of the vehicle, then the other side will likely go bad in a short time. I would recommend replacing both sides at the same time so only one alignment needs to be done and you have the peace of mind that your front ball joints will be good for a long time.
Should I replace control arm or just ball joint?
The most common reason is when a ball joint wears out, and it cannot be replaced separately. Often a ball joint comes with a control arm as one unit. Worn-out or cracked control arm bushings is another reason to replace a control arm, although in many cars, the bushings can be replaced separately.