The Land Rover ball joint is part of your steering system that works in conjunction with your tie rod to ensure responsive steering and make sure your wheels maintain the proper position relevant to the road. The Land Rover ball joint and tie rod assembly connects your steering rack to your wheels. When you turn your steering wheel, and your steering rack moves laterally, your Land Rover ball joint and tie rod system moves in the same direction. Since your Land Rover ball joints are under a tremendous amount of pressure, they must have enough flexibility and strength to turn your tires smoothly. Of course, your Land Rover ball joints are lubricated to ensure that they move when they are supposed to. Over time, however, the lubrication wears away and the moving parts of your Land Rover ball joint will begin to wear down. A faulty or worn Land Rover ball joint affects your steering and diminishes your control over your wheels. If your Land Rover ball joints are failing, you will not be able to handle your vehicle as well as you used to. One common sign of a faulty or worn Land Rover ball joint is loose steering. If you find that you need to replace your Land Rover ball joint, browse our extensive online catalogue to locate the part you need to restore safe and responsive steering for your vehicle. It is a good idea to install a new tie rod when you replace your Land Rover ball joints as well. You can order your new Land Rover ball joints along with your replacement tie rod at the same time, by using our secure online server or calling our toll-free customer service number.