About 6 months ago, I took my '99 Camry w/ 178k miles to the dealer for an oil change. The dealer told me the left control arm bushing was dry-rotted, cracked, and therefore the whole control-arm needed to be replaced (about $1200). I was told that if this wasn't done soon, I could lose control of the car at any moment. When I took it to another repair shop for a second opinion, they told me that yes, it was cracked, but that's what happens since it's only rubber. They told me there was no safety issue. So here we are 6 months later, I'm still driving the car, and I'm still alive. Who is right? I find it hard to believe that the entire stability and safety of my car is dependent on a small piece of rubber...help!