What do bushings in the front end of a vehicle do and what are they part of?
Car bushings are mounting connections used to join all the articulating metal parts and pivots in the suspension arrangement of the car. They make the car ride smoother as they absorb the shocks and vibrations before they can be transferred onto the chassis. They are part of pivot points and moving parts in the chassis and the suspension assembly. For more details visit http://www.cartechautoparts.com/car-bushings/ and http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-racing/nascar/nascar-basics/stock-car-suspensions3.htm.
Bushings are pieces of rubber at your tie rod ends. It helps the vehicle's steering system as they take a beating when you turn your tires all the time. They help soften the steer.