A sway bar (also known as a stabilizer bar, anti-roll bar, anti-sway bar) is part of a car's suspension. It keeps your vehicle stable when you turn. The severity involved with having a broken sway bar depends on if your car has a front sway bar or rear sway bar.
While playing its role of stabilizing the vehicle on different terrain, the stabilizer bar might break, often causing some noticeable instability. Some common causes for a broken sway bar are:
There are several DIY solutions out there for car repairs. While the written and video tutorials make it sound easy, remember, professionals, are there for a reason.
Repairing your sway bar incorrectly could have serious consequences and may cause you to flip your vehicle. Duct tape and amateur welding are unreliable. It's best to take your vehicle in the shop for this quick and inexpensive fix so you know it's done right the first time.
Problems with your car are capable of quickly becoming very serious. Don't waste time, get your car fixed ASAP. Replacing or repairing some aspects of your vehicle is costly. However, sitting on the problem is not just dangerous, but as more damage is acquired, the more expensive it becomes to repair.
Small issues that you could've had fixed for less than $100 may snowball into more expensive and serious issues. It's important to nip any issues in the bud.
Most insurers won't pay for regular repairs and maintenance however, some policies include roadside assistance. If you're vehicle breaks down, you'll be towed to a mechanic for repairs.
It's important to have comprehensive and collision insurance. While normal repairs aren't covered, damage or repairs in the case of an accident or weather-related event IS covered.
Some insurers offer free sway bar replacement or a discounted rate for the replacement. Check your current insurance policy and don't be afraid to compare other policies for the best deal.