In order for your Acura to deliver power to the ground efficiently, the tires must always be in contact with the pavement, and this is the job of the suspension system. As your vehicle goes over a bump, the Acura control arm allows the tire to move in relation to the size of the bump, and the springs dampen the jarring effect on the passengers, as well as the rest of the vehicle. Attached to both the frame and the tire, the Acura control arm allows vertical movement of the wheel, and keeps it at the correct angle in relation to the body of the vehicle. Each tire has an upper and lower Acura control arm, each of which is attached to the frame and the wheel with pivot joints. As these joints age, the suspension may loose its ability to properly control the tire, resulting in a less comfortable ride and less efficient control of the vehicle. When an Acura control arm needs to be replaced, you will find the correct one for most models in our online catalog, for each of the possible locations. Our Acura control arm is made to match the specifications of the original part, at a significantly lower price than the cost of a replacement from the dealership. It will fit perfectly and it comes with a full warranty from the manufacturer, ensuring that it will last for many years. Our online catalog also has a full selection of other parts and accessories for your vehicle, all at very low prices. When you are ready to place the order for your new Acura control arm, it can be easily done on our secure web site or through our toll-free phone lines.
Acura Control Arm Buyer’s Guide
- Your Acura control arm is crucial to your vehicle’s ride comfort, control, and handling.
- When choosing a replacement Acura control arm, you should consider the material used for its construction, its fit to your vehicle, the amount of control arms you need, and whether you want an OEM or aftermarket control arm.
- The price of an aftermarket Acura control arm usually falls anywhere between $10 and $450.
- Finding Acura parts online is made easy with CarParts.com’s vehicle selector.
When in good working condition, your Acura control arm allows you to have a more enjoyable driving experience. It can ensure that your vehicle has a smooth ride and efficient steering. So once the control arm fails, you can lose all of these drivability benefits. If you want to restore your vehicle’s excellent control and stability, make sure to get a high-quality Acura control arm replacement.
Things to consider when choosing an Acura control arm replacement
Control arm material
There are three different materials used in creating a control arm: cast iron, cast aluminum, and stamped steel. Each one has its own pros and cons. Cast iron control arms are very common. They are durable and capable of withstanding harsh driving conditions. They are also lighter when compared to steel control arms. Meanwhile, steel control arms are inexpensive and sturdy. However, they tend to build rust and corrosion, so they are not recommended for wet or rainy driving conditions. Lastly, aluminum control arms are known for being tough, and they do not rust. But watch out because they can potentially crack instead of bending when the vehicle carries a heavy load.
OEM versus aftermarket Acura control arms
OEM Acura control arms are generally more expensive than their aftermarket counterparts. Their quality is excellent so rest assured that they can last a long time. They’re also designed to perform as well as your factory-installed components, but that’s pretty much it—there are no other benefits in getting an OEM control arm.
Aftermarket control arms, however, are engineered to perform better than OEM parts. They may exceed the quality of your stock control arms, and they are also offered at better prices and are more readily available. So if you want to repair your vehicle as soon as possible, it’s recommended to get an aftermarket component.
Single control arm, a set, or a kit
One important thing to consider when buying a replacement control arm is how many you should get. Do you need to just buy one or get a whole kit where all the necessary components are provided? It’s also possible to get aftermarket control arms in sets of various amounts in case you need to replace more than one faulty control arm.
Of course, you need to make sure that you will purchase a control arm that fits your vehicle. You can easily do this by providing the correct vehicle information. If you need to replace your 2004 Acura TL lower control arm, for example, be sure to specify the year, make, and model of your ride. This will help speed up your search for the Acura TL control arm that you need.
How much does an Acura control arm replacement cost?
An aftermarket Acura control arm will usually cost you around $10 up to $450. It is available per piece, in sets of various quantities, and as part of a kit. You can also get an aftermarket control arm that comes with a warranty to further ensure your protection.
Finding Acura parts online is easy. Just use our website’s vehicle selector to guarantee that your search results will be limited to only compatible parts.