I took my 2007 Acura TSX into the dealership this morning for a full brake job. The sales advisor stated that my front control arm compliance bushings are starting to tear and are in the “caution” area. He further stated to replace them they drop the control arm and then the car will need a realignment as well. I am planning on replacing these, however, how long can you usually go with slight tears in them? I definitely plan on having them replaced prior to winter, but didn’t know if this was something I should move on sooner.
What do these bushings even do?
Also, is this a big job to do? I am going to find the bushings online for cheaper than the dealership and then just pay the labor to have them installed.