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How much does a Ball Joint replacement cost?

Labour times and part prices vary depending on the particular vehicle, but to give you an idea here are some examples.

Car Franchise Dealer estimate Independent Garage estimate ClickMechanic ClickMechanic Saving
Car2008 Hyundai Tucson Franchise Dealer Est.£72 - £83 Independent Garage Est.£48 - £53 ClickMechanic Est.£48 - £54 Saving33%
Car2013 Kia Carens Franchise Dealer Est.£102 - £115 Independent Garage Est.£67 - £76 ClickMechanic Est.£68 - £77 Saving33%
Car2012 SEAT Altea Franchise Dealer Est.£86 - £103 Independent Garage Est.£51 - £66 ClickMechanic Est.£52 - £67 Saving37%
Car2007 Hyundai Tucson Franchise Dealer Est.£73 - £84 Independent Garage Est.£49 - £54 ClickMechanic Est.£49 - £55 Saving33%
Car2006 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Franchise Dealer Est.£182 - £209 Independent Garage Est.£78 - £92 ClickMechanic Est.£79 - £93 Saving55%

Want to learn more about Ball Joint replacements?

Read our short guide with information on costs, symptoms and more.

What does a Ball Joint do?

Ball joints are used throughout a car's suspension system, most prominently at the front of the car, and enable a flexible and fluid connection between the uprights / wheel hubs and the other parts of the suspension and steering. Ball joints are aspherical bearings that consists of a (cup-like) socket in which a bearing stud (ball-shaped) can move around freely, much like the hip or shoulder joint of a human being. The ball is usually kept in place by an internal spring and is encased by a rubber boot.

One application of a ball joint is for the steering system where it connects the steering arm's tie rod end to a wheel's upright. Equally, it connects an upright to the upper and lower control arms of the suspension. This enables the linkages to move flexibly as the wheel moves, transfering the forces from the wheel to the suspension.

How do you know there is something wrong with the Ball Joint?

  • When the car vibrates whilst driving, noticeable through the steering wheel.
  • When the car feels unstable or pulls to one side.
  • When there is a thudding or clunking noise coming from one of the wheels on the car.
  • When the car's tyres have worn exponentially.
  • When the steering 'sticks' when turning the steering wheel.
  • When there is a squeaking noise when cornering, stopping or going over a bump.

When should you consider a Ball Joint replacement?

Over time, the ball joints can wear out, as most moving components of the suspension they are prone to deterioration. Sometimes the ball joints dry out if they have not been lubricated correctly, which leads to increased friction and, for example, heavier steering. In some cases the steering might even stick. Eventually, due to wear the ball joints can become loose leading to imprecise steering and handling, usually identified by a 'woolly' steering feel.

Further signs that there is an issue with a ball joint can also be identified when going over bumps, stopping the car or going around a corner. A thudding or clunking noise coming from the suspension will then point to problem with a ball joint. In turn, this can unbalance the car's wheel alignment, in turn leading to increased tyre wear. In more severe cases a ball joint can fail outright leading to a potentially dangerous situation where you, as a driver, can lose control over the vehicle.

Addressing issues timely and professionally is therefore key to ensure a safe driving experience. Should you experience suspension problems then it is advisable that you have it inspected and, if necessary, have the faulty ball joint replaced. Always service the ball joints as and when stipulated in the guidelines set out by your car's manufacturer.

What happens during a Ball Joint replacement?

  • The mechanic will jack the car safely and remove the wheels.
  • The mechanic will inspect the ball joints.
  • If necessary the mechanic will replace the faulty ball joint.
  • The mechanic will advise if other components need to be replaced.
  • The mechanic will re-align the wheels.
  • The mechanic will re-check the suspension and test drive the car.
  • If necessary, the mechanic will make adjustments.

How much does a Ball Joint Replacement cost?

The cost of a Ball Joint replacement depends on your car and what parts your car's manufacturer recommends using for the replacement. Find out what you could save by having your ball joint replaced by ClickMechanic, by selecting your car at the top of this page!

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These estimates may include Rear ball joint - lower, Front ball joint - upper, Rear ball joint - upper, Front ball joint - lower, Front ball joint - lower, Front ball joint - upper and/or Rear ball joint - lower

48 manufacturers for Ball Joint Replacement

Name Clickmechanic Click mechanic average Independent garage estimate Franchise dealer estimate

Alfa Romeo

Parts costs: £34 - £58

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 34

£105

£79 - £105

£141 - £185

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Audi

Parts costs: £47 - £80

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 977

£121

£88 - £127

£161 - £235

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Austin

Parts costs: £23 - £28

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 114

£80

£66 - £66

£113 - £113

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Bentley

Parts costs: £170 - £282

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 6

£307

£216 - £282

£295 - £375

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BMW

Parts costs: £50 - £111

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 709

£160

£107 - £173

£226 - £343

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Cadillac

Parts costs: £62 - £74

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 1

£130

£107 - £107

£165 - £165

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Chevrolet

Parts costs: £33 - £55

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 99

£95

£70 - £106

£114 - £176

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Chrysler

Parts costs: £50 - £126

Labour time: 1-3 hours

# of quotes: 177

£188

£141 - £237

£253 - £407

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Citroen

Parts costs: £26 - £54

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 1371

£107

£57 - £116

£87 - £182

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Dacia

Parts costs: £26 - £58

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 2

£137

£111 - £134

£200 - £229

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Daewoo

Parts costs: £30 - £38

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 17

£116

£93 - £99

£160 - £172

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Daihatsu

Parts costs: £95 - £125

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 15

£150

£140 - £151

£203 - £218

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Dodge

Parts costs: £59 - £74

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 25

£119

£89 - £125

£131 - £200

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DS

Parts costs: £33 - £40

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 1

£142

£99 - £99

£171 - £171

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Ferrari

Parts costs: £131 - £158

Labour time: 2-3 hours

# of quotes: 2

£283

£240 - £240

£374 - £374

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Fiat

Parts costs: £20 - £101

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 319

£122

£66 - £150

£100 - £211

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Ford

Parts costs: £31 - £52

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 2430

£117

£86 - £126

£135 - £200

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Honda

Parts costs: £25 - £66

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 650

£109

£66 - £117

£109 - £186

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Hyundai

Parts costs: £26 - £53

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 413

£88

£63 - £101

£98 - £155

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Isuzu

Parts costs: £87 - £108

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 80

£168

£165 - £172

£259 - £270

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Iveco

Parts costs: £59 - £82

Labour time: 2-3 hours

# of quotes: 10

£200

£189 - £208

£330 - £359

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Jaguar

Parts costs: £60 - £78

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 122

£131

£106 - £130

£194 - £253

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Jeep

Parts costs: £41 - £59

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 159

£113

£70 - £147

£110 - £267

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Kia

Parts costs: £32 - £59

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 472

£82

£63 - £97

£93 - £143

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Land Rover

Parts costs: £33 - £58

Labour time: 1-3 hours

# of quotes: 1193

£134

£85 - £154

£166 - £318

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LDV

Parts costs: £45 - £62

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 101

£82

£70 - £76

£103 - £111

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Lexus

Parts costs: £44 - £96

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 165

£138

£94 - £137

£186 - £249

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Mazda

Parts costs: £19 - £70

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 250

£104

£64 - £114

£111 - £178

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Mercedes-Benz

Parts costs: £37 - £74

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 1398

£133

£94 - £144

£196 - £294

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MG

Parts costs: £28 - £35

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 188

£98

£93 - £97

£163 - £170

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MINI

Parts costs: £47 - £64

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 734

£110

£79 - £115

£144 - £235

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Mitsubishi

Parts costs: £32 - £70

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 90

£138

£94 - £154

£155 - £248

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Nissan

Parts costs: £26 - £67

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 399

£133

£82 - £138

£134 - £218

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Peugeot

Parts costs: £29 - £107

Labour time: 1-3 hours

# of quotes: 2007

£143

£93 - £203

£157 - £325

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Peugeot Talbot

Parts costs: £18 - £22

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 2

£128

£86 - £86

£153 - £153

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Porsche

Parts costs: £55 - £142

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 10

£140

£90 - £164

£137 - £233

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Renault

Parts costs: £26 - £58

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 1637

£104

£53 - £122

£79 - £191

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Rover

Parts costs: £27 - £36

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 33

£99

£79 - £88

£136 - £152

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Saab

Parts costs: £61 - £95

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 75

£128

£93 - £141

£137 - £219

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SEAT

Parts costs: £37 - £60

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 377

£94

£76 - £102

£119 - £159

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Skoda

Parts costs: £30 - £52

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 289

£102

£68 - £138

£107 - £230

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Smart

Parts costs: £37 - £50

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 28

£96

£87 - £105

£144 - £176

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Subaru

Parts costs: £32 - £46

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 54

£57

£42 - £56

£57 - £79

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Suzuki

Parts costs: £20 - £39

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 75

£75

£36 - £78

£50 - £113

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Toyota

Parts costs: £39 - £66

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 333

£134

£103 - £142

£170 - £233

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Vauxhall

Parts costs: £33 - £66

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 2299

£104

£75 - £108

£114 - £160

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Volkswagen

Parts costs: £36 - £64

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 1630

£108

£78 - £130

£135 - £233

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Volvo

Parts costs: £48 - £95

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 528

£109

£79 - £131

£130 - £214

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  • Morgan
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  • Mitsubishi Fuso
  • Moskvich
  • Ford US
  • Aixam
  • Daimler
  • FSO
  • Maybach
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Santana
  • Tata
  • Great Wall
  • Piaggio
  • Perodua
  • Infiniti
  • Aston Martin
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  • Lancia
  • Lotus
  • Maserati
  • Proton
  • Ssangyong
  • London Taxi's International

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