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Learn The Importance Of Your Car Suspension

September 11, 2020

Learn The Importance Of Your Car Suspension

A car suspension is designed to maximize friction between the road surface and the tires, provide a balanced, stable, smooth ride and provide steering stability. Watch this funny, yet informative video to understand the ins and outs of your car suspension:

Your car suspension is composed of 4 critical parts:

  1. The frame which is the load-carrying mechanism that supports the engine and body. 
  2. The suspension system which absorbs the shock, maintains contact with the road, and supports the weight of your vehicle. 
  3. The steering system which lets the driver steer the vehicle while driving. 
  4. The tires and the wheels, which obviously make the motion possible.

The smaller and more critical component of a car’s suspension is the springs. 

There are typically 4 basic designs:

  1. The coil spring, which is the most common type, and compresses and expands to absorb motion. 
  2. A leaf spring, which consists of several layers. 
  3. Torsion bars, which use twisting properties to act like coils.
  4. Air springs, which use a cylindrical chamber to absorb wheel vibrations. 

How do you know when it’s time for a car suspension repair? 

Your vehicle will find a way to communicate with you! Here 8 things to watch for:

If your vehicle is experiencing any of these issues, we recommend you visit ABS Unlimited to diagnose your vehicle. We will assess these parts of your vehicle:

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