I drive a 2001 Honda Accord with only 88,000 miles on it. I took my car to the dealer to check a short in the radio and they did an “inspection” which of course uncovered a whole bunch of stuff they want to repair, including the front control arm bushings. I looked through this forum and learned a lot about bushings, but I still have a couple of questions.
- Is it common for a car of this age/mileage to need new bushings? Is age a factor for bushings?
- Is $393 a reasonable cost?
- Should I wait until the car starts to make noise and/or handle poorly, or should I go ahead and do them now?
- I do mostly city driving, is that a factor?
Thanks so much, this forum is great!