Ball joints act as the hinges or holders. They connect the suspension control arms to give the wheels a range of movements. Some of the disadvantages of a ball joint gone bad are:
There can be other damages like the occurrence of some accident. The average lifespan of ball joints is about 150,000 kilometers. However, they can wear quicker if you drive on rough roads. It is advisable to repair the ball joint as soon as possible if you see any sign of being damaged.