Why are my bushings squeaking?

Car bushings are a common joint found in your suspension system. Bushings are rubber or polyurethane sleeves that allow your suspension component to rotate. Not only do bushings allow for rotation, but they also provide cushioning, isolate vibration, and even reduce friction between metals in your vehicle.

Bushings can begin to squeak if the rubber becomes torn or dried out. This is a result of natural weathering overtime from the environment and contact with motor oil and other chemicals. Friction over time combined with the stress from driving and frequent movements can compound this issue. Bad bushings can make the suspension and frame move in irregular directions. If you suspect your vehicles bushings are worn or have gone bad, have them inspected here at Ferber’s Tire and Auto.